Album Review: Young Mister – Sudden Swoon

North Carolina singer-songwriter Steven Fiore – AKA Young Mister – put careful consideration into every detail of his new album, Sudden Swoon, out Friday, September 13, on Refresh Records. The album, an array of eleven folk-pop songs, is honest and authentic, and each song flows into the next because the record as a whole feels greater … More Album Review: Young Mister – Sudden Swoon

Album Review: Noël Wells – It’s So Nice!

Actress, filmmaker, writer and comedian Noël Wells added yet another title – musician – to her impressive resumé with the release of It’s So Nice!, her debut record, on Friday, August 30. It’s So Nice! comprises 11 modern folk-rock tracks that, though at times mellow, are dynamic and engaging in their intimate, introspective structure. Wells’ music shifts … More Album Review: Noël Wells – It’s So Nice!

Album Review: Seratones – POWER

Louisiana soul rockers Seratones may have reined in their previously brash punk sound in favor of the grungy, modern soul-meets-rock music of POWER, their sophomore record, but the album is no less massive. Out August 23 on New West Records, POWER mixes strong vocals, modern melodies and classic R&B tones to create a sound that’s altogether irresistible.  Though … More Album Review: Seratones – POWER

Album Review: Stella Emmett – Admirer

New York indie-pop artist Stella Emmett debuted a spacey, chillwave pop sound with the release of Admirer, her debut album, on Friday, August 23. Admirer is a shimmering summer record, and though it is easygoing and melodic, its 10 tracks are also intentional and captivating, built into dynamic layers of sound that shine and glisten. Stella Emmett – … More Album Review: Stella Emmett – Admirer

Album Review: Redd Kross – Beyond The Door

Raucous California rockers Redd Kross have their roots in ’80s punk rock, so it is no surprise that nearly 30 years later, their latest record, Beyond The Door, is chock-full of the same attitude. Out Friday, August 23, on Merge Records, Beyond The Door comprises eleven boisterous rock tracks, each filled with its own energy as guitar, bass, drums … More Album Review: Redd Kross – Beyond The Door

Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Songwriter Caroline White – also known as Infinity Crush – tackles joy, loneliness and love through the dreamy bedroom-pop soundscape that is her second album, Virtual Heaven. Out August 9, 2019, on Joy Void, the record comes two years after White’s initial debut and though it clocks in under half an hour, its 13 gauzy pop … More Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

California alt-pop outfit Margot Polo’s latest track maintains the musician’s synth-pop roots while incorporating organic rock threads and darker lyrics; “Let’s Get Out” is out August 9 and is Margot Polo’s first release of 2019. Its magnetic hooks and strong melodies make the song a near-perfect summer anthem, and musician David Provenzano blends in just … More Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

Single: Dutch Criminal Record – Fade Away

UK indie rockers Dutch Criminal Record blended summery and ’60s vibes on their latest single, “Fade Away,” out July 19, and while the thrilling, energetic track explores lyrical themes of loneliness and solitude, its music feels like a bright, surf-rock throwback. “Fade Away” opens with a frenetic, bright guitar riff, and though the track is buzzing … More Single: Dutch Criminal Record – Fade Away

Album Review: Ada Lea – what we say in private

Montreal musician Ada Lea‘s debut is a diverse and intense indie rock record, and though it began as a concept album, it evolved over the course of its production into a vivid collection of pop-rock tracks. Out Friday, July 19, on Saddle Creek, what we say in private is a stunningly cathartic debut for Ada Lea, featuring resonant … More Album Review: Ada Lea – what we say in private