Single: Jon Worthy & The Bends – Takin’ My Time

Nashville indie Americana-rock trio Jon Worthy & The Bends released “Takin’ My Time,” an appealing, vulnerable track full of folky melodies, on Friday, May 17. There is still more to come, however; the song is the second single from the band’s upcoming third full-length record, Something’s Gotta Give, which will be released on June 28. On the … More Single: Jon Worthy & The Bends – Takin’ My Time

Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Multi-instrumentalist Adir L.C. returns on Friday, May 17 with his newest indie folk-rock record, Basket Star, released on Birdwatcher Records. It’s a complex and enticing album, yet despite the incredibly intricate layers of sound, Adir maintains a faithful honesty to himself and his craft throughout. Basket Star‘s defining feature is its complexity; each track’s intricate layers of … More Album Review: Adir L.C. – Basket Star

Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Indie-punks Hate Club delayed the release of their EP A Clear Mistake in early March after lead singer Noah Bondy’s apartment burned down–shortly before the band was slated to put out the EP and leave for a SXSW-centered run of shows. In fact, the EP’s cover is now a photo of Bondy’s apartment on fire. The quartet … More Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

New York rock quintet Earthquake Lights‘ jazz background is apparent in every second of its latest album, Distress Signals, which was self-released on April 12. The record’s ten tracks are barely defined as alternative rock, featuring a neat blend of indie rock, R&B, jazz and even touches of classical music, but everything about it is rich … More Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

Columbus alternative-pop artist Sam Craighead expertly balances reality and sardonic wit on his new EP, Self-Portrait w/Fries, released March 22 on Head2Wall Records. His sound may be lighthearted and upbeat, but Craighead utilizes lyrics that are both humorous and reflective to create a jarring contrast, covering content from eating at a fast-food restaurant to masculinity. The musical … More EP Review: Sam Craighead – Self-Portrait w/Fries

EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town

Though it is their first, LA indie rock band Liily‘s I Can Fool Anybody In This Town EP marks a strong start for the quartet. It consists of six rollicking, punky tracks with an almost unrivaled intensity and energy as the group rocks its way through the 22 minutes of music. The EP is enthusiastic if nothing … More EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town

EP Review: Here’s To You – Wonder/Wander Phase: I

After spending three years writing, rewriting and recording a sophomore album, New York indie pop-rockers Here’s To You returned February 15 with their first release since 2015 and the first EP in a series of three that will eventually make up the band’s second record. This first installation, titled Wonder/Wander: Phase I, is a four-song foray into the … More EP Review: Here’s To You – Wonder/Wander Phase: I

Interview: St. Buryan

Newcastle five-piece St. Buryan released its latest single, “Giving In”, on Friday, February 8. The track is thrilling and packs a bit of a punch with a heavier sound than the band’s previous work, though it is still familiar. It’s the first of three singles to be released under Sound-Hub Records, and we got the chance … More Interview: St. Buryan

Interview: The Zeroes

Earlier in the month, I got the chance to ask a few questions to Willie Lutz, frontman of The Zeroes, a rock band from Columbus, Ohio. The band recently released its debut full-length record, titled Indianola, in November 2018 and is currently touring in support of the record. Follow The Zeroes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and … More Interview: The Zeroes