EP Review: Commonweather – Sugar Sun EP

Coming almost a year after Chicago alt-rock band Commonweather‘s last release, the Sugar Sun EP is a bit of a poppy departure from the band’s previous music. Out Friday, September 13, the three tracks that comprise Sugar Sun are brighter, lighter and almost sunny compared to the heavier, grungier music that came before. Despite its lighter vibe, … More EP Review: Commonweather – Sugar Sun EP

Single: Sour Widows – Pilot Light

Bay Area bedroom-rockers Sour Widows formed in 2018, but the band has already enjoyed plenty of praise from an EP, several demos and, more recently, two singles. “Pilot Light,” the most recent of those singles, was released Friday, September 13, and features classic indie-rock guitar tones, tingling vocal harmonies and a driving drum beat. “Pilot … More Single: Sour Widows – Pilot Light

Album Review: Miss June – Bad Luck Party

New Zealand quartet Miss June rips their way through the eleven alternative rock tracks that compose their debut record, Bad Luck Party, out Friday, September 6 on Frenchkiss Records. It’s a red-hot album with ragged guitar riffs, unapologetically bold vocals, and startling frenetic energy, and its irresistible punk music is downright electrifying. Miss June is no … More Album Review: Miss June – Bad Luck Party

Single: Pioneers – I Don’t Think I’ve Changed

UK indie rockers Pioneers lament the struggles of growing up on “I Don’t Think I’ve Changed,” a roaring indie-rock track with impossibly catchy melodies and cool guitar hooks. The single, out Friday, August 30, fits neatly with the rest of Pioneers’ musical history and carries the same edgy, irresistible pop-rock sound as bands like Cage The Elephant. … More Single: Pioneers – I Don’t Think I’ve Changed

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: Peaer – A Healthy Earth

Everything about Brooklyn math-rock trio Peaer‘s latest album, A Healthy Earth, is calculated: the record, out August 16, is meticulously constructed and highly rhythmic, with every note falling into place exactly as it’s expected to. Though at times predictable, the music is also both sophisticated and cool, and the 11 indie-rock tracks make for a stellar … More Album Review: Peaer – A Healthy Earth

EP Review: floral print – floral print

Following Atlanta band floral print‘s label debut in October 2017, the band’s experimental rock floral print EP feels neurotic, chaotic and intentionally disjointed. Out August 2 on Tiny Engines, the EP lurches its way through six hypnotizing yet jarring tracks as the musical trio shakes out their jitters. Though jarring, floral print’s self-titled EP is not off-putting; … More EP Review: floral print – floral print

Q&A: LA rock group Frieda’s Roses talks debut album and musical history

Though young, Los Angeles rock band Frieda’s Roses released an impressive debut on June 28 via Mika Records. Titled Jessica Triangle, the 12-track album has received plenty of positive press, and for good reason: the record is incredible, channeling rock and surf influences to create an album that’s energizing, rich and catchy. Greta and Ava, two members of … More Q&A: LA rock group Frieda’s Roses talks debut album and musical history

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