EP Review: label me lecter – Dreams

Despite Dreams only being their sophomore EP, Columbus-based alternative hip-hop duo label me lecter has made a strong case for attaining an even bigger following during the rest of their career. Their name comes from a play on words, meaning “call me crazy,” and everything the band does aims to be unexpected, from melodies to lyrical narratives … More EP Review: label me lecter – Dreams

EP Review: The Bascinets – 378 Vol. 1

Just before a lineup change as drummer Trevor Joellenbeck joined The Bascinets, the Columbus indie-rock four-piece recorded a new jangle-pop EP, titled 378 Vol. 1. Dropped in July, the five-track record fits perfectly with both its summer release and these rainy almost-fall days; the bright guitar melodies are just sunny enough to blow away the fog. Read more: … More EP Review: The Bascinets – 378 Vol. 1

Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

Cousin Simple is “Columbus’s youngest alt-rock band.” After winning the 2017 Instaband competition, sponsored by GrooveU, the band already has one full-length album and two singles under its belt. It is no wonder that the band is already gaining traction in the Columbus music scene. The band’s debut album came out in 2017. Titled And We … More Album Review: Cousin Simple – And We Would Never End

EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

After two years of radio silence, Bexley garage-rockers Wrath of Wednesday released its Musical Bears EP in July of 2017. The EP is made up of “some oldies, some newbies, and some you’ve never heard before,” leading to a mismatched composite of rock music that flows surprisingly well. Two of the three involved in Wrath of Wednesday, … More EP Review: Wrath of Wednesday – Musical Bears

EP Review: RADATTACK – Montana Psychedelic Versus

Classifying themselves as “rock and roll muscle pop,” the boys in RADATTACK may be (for the most part) in high school, but they’ve already begun to make a name for themselves. The boys aren’t exactly inexperienced; almost all four of them have been participants in other Clintonville musical endeavors, including surf-punk band The Comos and Seth Peacock’s project Rat … More EP Review: RADATTACK – Montana Psychedelic Versus

Album Review: Damn The Witch Siren – Red Magic

In Columbus, the name “Damn The Witch Siren” is synonymous with dark, sexy bubblegum pop. The band, who has been releasing music since 2014, has established a strong fanbase with its intense “witch rock,” and its latest album, Red Magic, has garnered even more praise. Everything about Red Magic is over-the-top; whether it’s the lyrics that emphasize … More Album Review: Damn The Witch Siren – Red Magic

Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

Folk-punk, as a genre, tends to confuse the general public. The warbling vocals and folky guitar are appealing to a select few, some of whom are attracted to the realistic sounds and vivid emotions conveyed through that specific combination of sounds. MomTalk, a local folk-punk solo project, just released a debut album, “It is your … More Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

Album Review: Moon – you snuck me into your darkness

It would be almost too easy to compare Moon’s “you snuck me into your darkness” to records like Cigarettes After Sex’s self-titled – that is, simultaneously beautiful and devastating with plenty of hazy vocals and synthesizer. Moon, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jack Sipes, is dreamy, melancholy synth-pop, and its debut album feels like heartbreak. … More Album Review: Moon – you snuck me into your darkness

Album Review: Counterfeit Madison – Opposable Thumbs

Counterfeit Madison is one of those local musicians who you hear the coolest stories about. In this case, the positive reputation of the mastermind behind the music (Sharon Udoh) far preceded her project; yet “Opposable Thumbs,” Counterfeit Madison’s new genre-bending funk-punk-rock album, is somehow still better than I ever thought it could be.   The … More Album Review: Counterfeit Madison – Opposable Thumbs