EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

Columbus indie-pop passion project Trying appears softer than its previous work on I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, its latest EP and the first installment of its second album, which will comprise this release, another EP and some additional tracks. I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, out July 26, is an altogether-too-short, leave-fans-craving-more collection of four charming, … More EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

Album Review: Ada Lea – what we say in private

Montreal musician Ada Lea‘s debut is a diverse and intense indie rock record, and though it began as a concept album, it evolved over the course of its production into a vivid collection of pop-rock tracks. Out Friday, July 19, on Saddle Creek, what we say in private is a stunningly cathartic debut for Ada Lea, featuring resonant … More Album Review: Ada Lea – what we say in private

Single: wojtek the bear – a long wait for bad news

Glasgow alternative quintet wojtek the bear captured both the music and the mood of the moment with its new single, “a long wait for bad news,” released July 19 on all music platforms via Scottish Fiction. While upbeat, poppy and effortlessly catchy, “a long wait for bad news” also conveys the anxieties about technology and social media … More Single: wojtek the bear – a long wait for bad news

Q&A: Singer-songwriter Lydia Evangeline details musical history and newest EP

Singer-songwriter Lydia Evangeline, a musician with years of experience creating and performing with other creatives, returned to the music world with the release of her latest EP, Twenty Four, on Friday, July 12 via Bespoke Records. The EP is a beautiful collection of five tracks that range from intimate to summery to anthemic, and in the … More Q&A: Singer-songwriter Lydia Evangeline details musical history and newest EP

Q&A: Fellow Robot explains new sci-fi concept album series

California indie-rock band Fellow Robot is no stranger to political music; the band’s latest record, The Robot’s Guide To Music: Volume 2, is the group’s second release and the second in a trio of sci-fi concept records, and it is no exception. The Robot’s Guide To Music series follows the tale of Fellow Robot, the band’s namesake … More Q&A: Fellow Robot explains new sci-fi concept album series

EP Review: Hannah Who – Living Color

Blending modern and vintage sounds, “edge pop” trio Hannah Who‘s latest double-single release (“Living Color” and “Vanity Fair,” out July 8) is meant to sonically emulate the imagery of a romantic ’80s movie, according to the Texas band. The two poppy tracks are effortlessly catchy and idyllic, using cool guitar and bass melodies, smooth vocals … More EP Review: Hannah Who – Living Color

Q&A: Indie-pop musician JULA details debut single, beauty myths and upcoming EP

Indie pop musician JULA‘s debut single, “Leave,” is sophisticated in both sound and lyrical content – it’s layered yet unpretentious, deep yet straightforward, and JULA’s smooth, dark vocals shine against a resonant background instrumental as she croons about loneliness. However, “Leave” is only the beginning for JULA; she also has an EP, PHOENIX, coming out later … More Q&A: Indie-pop musician JULA details debut single, beauty myths and upcoming EP

Single: Mansell – Floyd

Mansell, an Atlanta collective that self-produces music, visual artwork and clothing, tackles the intensity of internal dissociation on their new indie R&B single, “Floyd,” out June 28. The trio, which comprises Holden Fincher, Grayson Arias and Trent Bilodeau, is in the midst of releasing several tracks for 2019, and though this is only the second … More Single: Mansell – Floyd