EP Review: Something Else – Something Else?

Despite using the same two words for the band’s name, their album, and this EP, “Something Else?” is far less “traditional punk” than the Columbus band’s previous full-length. It alternates between acoustic and electrified, and although angsty lyrics run throughout the EP, Something Else utilizes catchy melodies and hypnotic hooks to capture your attention. Opening … More EP Review: Something Else – Something Else?

Album Review: Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex

In general, Cigarettes After Sex sounds exactly the way you’d expect them to after looking at a few album covers: smoky and thick ambient pop. The band makes no exception in its debut full-length, Cigarettes After Sex. It’s a dark dream pop record about the nuances and tragedies of romance, and each hazy new track is … More Album Review: Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex

Album Review: The Dream Eaters – We Are A Curse

In ten spine-tingling tracks, We Are A Curse is the latest dreamy indie pop record from The Dream Eaters. It’s not your typical synth-and-airiness, though: there’s a tangy, sour taste that accompanies the otherwise soft songs that brings a fresh take to the genre. It’s the band’s first full-length, released on April 14, and it promises … More Album Review: The Dream Eaters – We Are A Curse

Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

With Jen Gloeckner’s latest album, VINE, Lana Del Rey meets Twin Peaks meets Stevie Nicks. It’s the best type of ambient indie rock: it’s catchy and floaty with just enough of a grounding voice to keep you from feeling like you’re stuck in the clouds. Gloeckner’s music is, simply put, hypnotizingly beautiful and definitely worth a listen … More Album Review: Jen Gloeckner – VINE

Album Review: Never Happy, Ever After – As It Is

Having played every date on Warped Tour 2015, As It Is has a number of achievements already, despite having only been signed to Fearless Records in 2014. Interestingly enough, frontman Patty Walters was also a somewhat successful Youtuber during the band’s origin days, but announced an indefinite hiatus in 2014 in an attempt to focus … More Album Review: Never Happy, Ever After – As It Is