Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Each of the ten tracks on bedroom-folk artist Field Medic‘s upcoming release, fade into the dawn, is a bite-sized study in vulnerability. The record, out on Run For Cover Records, is due for release on April 19, though it has been available for purchase through Bandcamp since April 15, and the album details musician Kevin Patrick’s … More Album Review: Field Medic – fade into the dawn

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

Album Review: Mike Mains & The Branches – When We Were in Love

Mike Mains & The Branches returned April 5 with the band’s most intimate record to date, titled When We Were in Love. It’s a personal account of marriage and the rough patches that come with it, and it is made all the more volatile by the fact that Shannon and Mike Mains, two members of the … More Album Review: Mike Mains & The Branches – When We Were in Love

EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

Songwriter Ames’ debut EP, My Name Is Ames, achieves a strikingly intimate disposition across its six alternative pop tracks. Out Friday, April 5 on Mateo Sound, My Name Is Ames strikes a clean balance of moving lyrics and upbeat synth instrumentals on an EP with overall near-flawless production. The EP opens on a highly emotional note: “Old Hero”, … More EP Review: Ames – My Name Is Ames

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

Gigs, Guitars and Gender: Episode Six – The Finale

Welcome back to Gigs, Guitars and Gender, a podcast series about gender and the local music scenes in five cities. This is the final episode, and I’ve used it to summarize the entire project as well as the three biggest themes that popped up throughout. I’ve also collected a few of the solutions and productive … More Gigs, Guitars and Gender: Episode Six – The Finale

Tapes by Indientry: March – Gigs, Guitars and Gender // Women’s History Month

Well, friends, we’ve made it to the last Saturday in March. This month flew by, which is unusual for me – typically I’m dealing with seasonal depression around this time, so March crawls past and drags me with it. But this year, I was in the midst of completing Gigs, Guitars and Gender, a six-episode podcast … More Tapes by Indientry: March – Gigs, Guitars and Gender // Women’s History Month

Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia

With the release of its debut record, titled :), on March 22, synth-punk trio Shouldies made a strong statement of shiny pop and grungy goth glory. Despite its unusual darkwave sound and meaningful, political lyrics, the music lends itself surprisingly well to dancing. After the album’s release, Yancey Ballard, the frontman of the band, answered a … More Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia