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

Album Review: KinZie – Dead Eyes

Birmingham, Alabama, rockers KinZie may defy categorization with their debut album, Dead Eyes, but its typical punk catharsis is undeniable. Out July 19, Dead Eyes veers between genre labels with the same frenetic energy as its music, bouncing from garage rock to post-punk and back again as lead singer Philip Ori sings about loss and desolation. There is no … More Album Review: KinZie – Dead Eyes

Q&A: Fellow Robot explains new sci-fi concept album series

California indie-rock band Fellow Robot is no stranger to political music; the band’s latest record, The Robot’s Guide To Music: Volume 2, is the group’s second release and the second in a trio of sci-fi concept records, and it is no exception. The Robot’s Guide To Music series follows the tale of Fellow Robot, the band’s namesake … More Q&A: Fellow Robot explains new sci-fi concept album series

Q&A: Punk rock trio Potty Mouth on SNAFU and tour

Punk-pop-rock group Potty Mouth is in the midst of quite a year: with the release of their new album, SNAFU, on March 1 and a long string of tour dates for essentially the entire summer, the musicians are showcasing an energy that matches that of their record. SNAFU is the band’s first full-length since Hell Bent, their debut, … More Q&A: Punk rock trio Potty Mouth on SNAFU and tour

Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Indie-punks Hate Club delayed the release of their EP A Clear Mistake in early March after lead singer Noah Bondy’s apartment burned down–shortly before the band was slated to put out the EP and leave for a SXSW-centered run of shows. In fact, the EP’s cover is now a photo of Bondy’s apartment on fire. The quartet … More Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

New York rock quintet Earthquake Lights‘ jazz background is apparent in every second of its latest album, Distress Signals, which was self-released on April 12. The record’s ten tracks are barely defined as alternative rock, featuring a neat blend of indie rock, R&B, jazz and even touches of classical music, but everything about it is rich … More Album Review: Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals

EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town

Though it is their first, LA indie rock band Liily‘s I Can Fool Anybody In This Town EP marks a strong start for the quartet. It consists of six rollicking, punky tracks with an almost unrivaled intensity and energy as the group rocks its way through the 22 minutes of music. The EP is enthusiastic if nothing … More EP Review: Liily – I Can Fool Anybody In This Town