Q&A: Hunting Dog on rituals and their first physical release

Experimental shoegaze artist Hunting Dog – who is also a member of DIY music collective Grimalkin Records – will release their first physical album on Friday, August 9; Body will be available digitally, on limited cassettes (with a bonus secret track on each side) and on lathe cut. It’s a haunting, mesmerizing and trippy record, and … More Q&A: Hunting Dog on rituals and their first physical release

Album Review: Flower Crown – Sundries

With a stunning follow-up to their first record, GLOW, Pittsburgh dream-pop band Flower Crown returned with the release of Sundries on Friday, May 24. It is a melodic, synth-filled album with beautiful production and desolate lyrics, and it strikes a unique balance between lazy and moving, languid and expressive. The echo and reverb on this record contribute to … More Album Review: Flower Crown – Sundries

EP Review: SUNS

When I get emails regarding coverage for small bands, I usually take the time to check them out – in this case, that paid off. SUNS, a tiny post-rock trio from Wales, just put out a three-track EP (available here on cassette and digitally), and it’s right up my alley. It’s not quite dreamy, but it’s … More EP Review: SUNS

Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End

At this year’s Romophos concert, raising money for OSU’s Star House, I got to see three very different local bands play at the Newport: First Responder, Flashback Humor, and Captain Kidd. Of course, I already knew the openers, but I’d never heard Flashback Humor’s music before. Seeing them play live, the energy was tangible as … More Album Review: Flashback Humor – Things Are Most Beautiful Just As They’re About To End