San Francisco pop quartet Imperial Teen returned to the music scene with Now We Are Timeless, their first new record since 2012, on Friday, July 12. Their latest record keeps with their trademark of dynamic pop hooks, though it delves into themes of crisis and catharsis rather than the beachier optimism of the band’s first record, 1996’s Seasick. … More Album Review: Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless
Despite its gentle indie music, Athens musician no stars‘ debut EP, Ripping off the Tags, is strong, both sonically and lyrically. Out July 5, the six tracks range in tempo from subdued to bouncy, but several musical constants – gorgeous harmonies, lo-fi guitar strumming and consistent drum beats – maintain a sense of beauty throughout. Ripping … More EP Review: no stars – Ripping off the Tags
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
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
Melbourne-born and Boston-based singer-songwriter KiKi‘s debut release, Don’t!, released June 22, is a well-balanced EP that easily blends elements of pop, rock and classical music with a live recording technique that makes the indie pop music sound genuine. The music on Don’t! is catchy and upbeat, but at the same time, KiKi’s formal training as a singer … More EP Review: KiKi – Don’t!
Singer-songwriter and electronic pop artist Tragic Sasha released her latest single and first release of 2019, “Cake,” on May 29, and it’s a wonderful, whirlwind pop experience of bitterness and synthesizer. Sasha was kind enough to answer a few questions about the single and curate a ten-song playlist for Indientry, so check out “Cake,” … More Q&A + Playlist: Tragic Sasha explains new, empowering pop single
Hazel Bloom‘s latest alternative pop EP, Space Between Words on a Page, comprises five ultimate chill pop tracks, two new and three singles. Released Friday, June 14, the EP solidifies Hazel Bloom’s identity as a solo musician, and while it is all exciting, catchy and on-trend, Hazel Bloom maintains a uniqueness and individuality and provides listeners … More EP Review: Hazel Bloom – Space Between Words on a Page
The word “Wasuremono,” in Japenese kanji, roughly translates to “lost things,” though alternative musician Wasuremono‘s latest album, Are You OK?, does away entirely with the idea of being lost or left behind. Out June 14, the alt-pop record is surprisingly unifying and hopeful in its enveloping synth and fun drum beats, even with the contrast of … More Album Review: Wasuremono – Are You OK?
An alternative pop band inspired by the ’70s onward, New Jersey quartet Sleep House released its latest single, “I Hate That I Miss You” on Friday, June 7. The song, which follows two EPs and a single in the last two years, is sunny, bright and upbeat, and despite the youth of its members, who … More Single: Sleep House – I Hate That I Miss You
While the band Whatever We Are refuses to limit itself by defining its music by genre, the group’s debut single, “LIMBO,” was released on May 31 and rings somewhere close to alternative pop. It’s a fun, fresh track with catchy melodies and clean acoustic strumming, and though the four musicians have varying backgrounds, their collective … More Single: Whatever We Are – LIMBO