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: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

For those searching for a solidly classic rock and roll album, Florida-based band The Blonde Tongues has come to the rescue with its latest release, Anxiety Dream. It’s grungy and garage-y, and everything about the album is rough around the edges in the best kind of way. Anxiety Dream opens with its title track; “Anxiety Dream” … More Album Review: The Blonde Tongues – Anxiety Dream

EP Review: You’re Among Friends – One Day You’ll Look Back

Despite a ragged, DIY-esque production style, “One Day You’ll Look Back”, the latest EP from Cleveland-based band You’re Among Friends, is driving and full of unexpected twists. It’s chock-full of power-pop disguised as bluesy rock, and the warbling vocals and guitar take on a new life in each track. “One Day You’ll Look Back” is … More EP Review: You’re Among Friends – One Day You’ll Look Back

Interview: Old Sol

A neat blend of “happy emo rock” and 2000s power-pop, Old Sol‘s Life’s Scary, Man EP is packed with witty, biting lyrics, upbeat riffs, and poppy melodies. The cheerful pop-punk sound produced by this Illinois four-piece is almost addicting–keep an eye out for a review in the near future–despite only having six tracks. While listening to … More Interview: Old Sol

EP Review: Chantal Claret – Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay

Before this EP, the majority of what I’d heard from indie rock singer-songwriter Chantal Claret was her work with her old alternative rock band, Morningwood – and, of course, her bold social media presence. She’s got quite a following, and she’s not afraid to use it. Claret’s latest EP, Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay, is out today, and her confidence translates well to each of the four funky, unique songs. … More EP Review: Chantal Claret – Let’s Pretend Everything’s Okay

Album Review: In Case You Just Tuned In – White Label Analog

If you like Columbus-based power pop band WALK THE MOON, you’re going to absolutely adore White Label Analog. Despite some similarities in sound, White Label Analog is able to emulate WALK THE MOON while putting their own personal twist into it – creating something unique and shockingly refreshing. In their latest album, In Case You Just … More Album Review: In Case You Just Tuned In – White Label Analog

Album Review: Legendary – The Summer Set

The Summer Set, an American pop rock band from Scottsdale, Arizona, consists of Jessica Bowen (drums), Brian Logan Dales (lead vocals), John Gomez (guitar, piano, backing vocals), Stephen Gomez (bass, backing vocals), and Joshua Montgomery (guitar, backing vocals). The Summer Set formed in 2007 when Bowen and the Gomez brothers started writing and performing with Dales. Montgomery … More Album Review: Legendary – The Summer Set