Album Review: DieAlps! – Our City

If rock, pop, and folk were three different overlapping circles (like this), the genre of DieAlps!’s “Our City” would be consistently shifting between them. It’s certainly not a linear progression, but it’s not a continuous blend of genres, either. No matter the sound at any given point, however, it’s obvious that it’s the same band. … More Album Review: DieAlps! – Our City

Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)

Click here for more photos! “Columbus, when you dream about playing a show, this is what you dream about,” proclaimed Jack Antonoff of Bleachers on Friday, June 16. The show in question had a jam-packed alt-pop lineup: between Bleachers’ headlining spot and MisterWives as an opener, the Express Live venue was buzzing with excitement from … More Live Music Review: MisterWives + Bleachers (+ photos!)

Album Review: Junior Astronomers – Body Language

As a follow-up to the well-received Dead Nostalgia, Junior Astronomers are back again and ready to rock with a second album: Body Language. It’s vaguely reminiscent of The Strokes or a similarly punchy indie rock band, featuring spicy melodies and aggressively bold instrumentals. With catchy hooks and confident riffs, Junior Astronomers is similar to bands like Young The … More Album Review: Junior Astronomers – Body Language

Album Review: Bleachers – Gone Now

In the three years since the release of Strange Desire, it’s no surprise that Jack Antonoff, AKA Bleachers, has matured, both in sound and personality. However, the release of Gone Now on Friday left me nearly stunned with fresh rhythms and catchy melodies, summery hooks and haunting vocals. As someone who loved Bleachers right from the start, … More Album Review: Bleachers – Gone Now

Album Review: The Delta Saints – Monte Vista

After last week’s interview with The Delta Saints, I’ve been excited to write about Monte Vista. Their latest album, Monte Vista was released a little over a week ago and is full of wonderfully fizzy indie rock, complete with catchy hooks and irresistible guitar riffs. According to lead vocalist Ben Ringel, the album is “steeped in chasing a … More Album Review: The Delta Saints – Monte Vista