Album Review: ionnalee – REMEMBER THE FUTURE

The 11 disco-meets-electropop tracks on multimedia artist ionnalee‘s newest album, REMEMBER THE FUTURE, pulse as if each is its own living being. Out Friday, May 31 on To whom it may concern., the record is the Swedish musician’s second under this moniker and features seemingly endless electronic music. REMEMBER THE FUTURE is a lush disco album, … More Album Review: ionnalee – REMEMBER THE FUTURE

EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

Brooklyn couple Morissa Trunzo and Lucas Segall, who make music as Misty Mtn, released their debut “dark mountain pop” EP, titled Missed Your Call, on Thursday, May 9. It’s a strong start to the band’s discography, full of catchy melodies and languid synth, and its five tracks are deep, luscious and mesmerizing. The EP opens with what … More EP Review: Misty Mtn – Missed Your Call EP

Album Review: Pheeyownah – SILVER

Swedish and Ugandan singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Pheeyownah‘s debut album, SILVER, was released on Friday, May 3 and marked a strong start to the musician’s discography. Packed full of R&B instrumentals and driving percussion, SILVER is nothing short of mesmerizing. The influence of Pheeyownah’s history as a dancer is clear on nearly every track. Her music is … More Album Review: Pheeyownah – SILVER

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

Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single

International alt-pop band DOMI released its debut single and music video earlier this year and is quickly making a name for itself; “Let Me Follow” is catchy and full of energy, and its shimmering hooks are borderline irresistible. It’s low, modern and poppy all at the same time as the band draws inspiration from their … More Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single

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