EP Review: Strange Ranger – How It All Went By

Though the band’s lineup and sound are in a constant state of fluctuation, Strange Ranger has landed for a brief moment on its How It All Went By EP, an interlude between 2017’s Daymoon and the band’s third album, which has already been recorded and is set for a 2019 release. Read More: Album Review: Eldren – Miss … More EP Review: Strange Ranger – How It All Went By

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: Vundabar – Smell Smoke

Vundabar’s Smell Smoke, out February 23, is addictingly dark post-punk. With sticky melodies that needle their way into your brain and nearly-chaotic guitar riffs, there’s a grunginess and a melancholy energy on each cathartic track that leaves you wanting more. Vundabar tears its way through ten riveting rock songs on Smell Smoke, beginning with “Acetone”. Bright chords and … More Album Review: Vundabar – Smell Smoke

Album Review: Ought – Room Inside The World

By Jacob Jeffers Ever since its debut in 2014, Ought has been a difficult band to label. The band’s first full-length release, More Than Any Other Day, was a powerful opening statement, mixing catchy indie rock songwriting with art-punk ambition and an unforgettable vocalist. Scarcely a year later, the follow-up, Sun Coming Down, cranked up … More Album Review: Ought – Room Inside The World

EP Review: Jetty Bones – Crucial States

All I could think on my way to Baltimore this weekend was, “How have I not written about Kelc yet?!”. One of my favorite musicians who just so happens to be a good friend, Kelc Galluzzo is the mastermind behind post-punk/pop-rock project Jetty Bones. In person, Galluzzo is cool, energetic, and just about as colorful as her ever-changing hair – and her music is an excellent reflection of that spunk. … More EP Review: Jetty Bones – Crucial States

Album Review: Stomachaches – frnkiero and the cellabration

When Gerard Way announced his solo career after the breakup of My Chemical Romance in 2013, it came as no surprise to anyone when Frank Iero did the same. With the release of his new album Stomachaches and his new group (titled frnkiero and the cellabration), many were shocked to see how much the album … More Album Review: Stomachaches – frnkiero and the cellabration