Alternative folk musician Luray produced an intimate glimpse into the end of a relationship with Dig, her sophomore album and first release since 2015. Out July 26 on 6131 Records, the record details the end of musical mastermind Shannon Carey’s marriage through a series of gorgeous folk songs that, at first, seem simple, but upon closer … More Album Review: Luray – Dig
American singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe tackled grief on a surprisingly sparse set of companion EPs, This is Better, Pt. 1 and This Is Better, Pt. 2, out July 19 on Kirtland Records. The pair of releases is less folky and more electronic, but their combined seven tracks are still surprisingly intimate as Jaffe delves into grief and overcoming it. The lack of … More EP Reviews: Sarah Jaffe – This is Better, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
Singer-songwriter Lydia Evangeline, a musician with years of experience creating and performing with other creatives, returned to the music world with the release of her latest EP, Twenty Four, on Friday, July 12 via Bespoke Records. The EP is a beautiful collection of five tracks that range from intimate to summery to anthemic, and in the … More Q&A: Singer-songwriter Lydia Evangeline details musical history and newest EP
Singer-songwriter Merival‘s debut album, Lesson, is full of swooning, dynamic melodies and gorgeously smooth vocals. Out June 21, the album pushes and pulls between tension and release as Merival – AKA Anna Horvath – attempts to make sense of life. After the release of Lesson, Anna talked with Indientry about the album, her musical and personal evolution … More Q&A: Merival talks debut album and lessons of vulnerability
Melbourne-born and Boston-based singer-songwriter KiKi‘s debut release, Don’t!, released June 22, is a well-balanced EP that easily blends elements of pop, rock and classical music with a live recording technique that makes the indie pop music sound genuine. The music on Don’t! is catchy and upbeat, but at the same time, KiKi’s formal training as a singer … More EP Review: KiKi – Don’t!
Singer-songwriter and electronic pop artist Tragic Sasha released her latest single and first release of 2019, “Cake,” on May 29, and it’s a wonderful, whirlwind pop experience of bitterness and synthesizer. Sasha was kind enough to answer a few questions about the single and curate a ten-song playlist for Indientry, so check out “Cake,” … More Q&A + Playlist: Tragic Sasha explains new, empowering pop single
Singer-songwriter and Americana musician Grover Anderson has lived in a variety of California atmospheres, each of which has influenced his music; this has never been more evident than on The Frontman, Anderson’s fourth record that will be released on June 13. It’s an introspective, folky record that tells tales of love, life and loss, and Anderson has … More Album Review: Grover Anderson – The Frontman
Holly Rees’s recently-released EP, Slow Down, is a quick folk journey through loneliness, love, and heartbreak. Rees is accompanied by only her acoustic guitar and the occasional percussion on these five tracks, and the result is authentic and emotional. The release of the EP also kicks off her Northern Tour with Matt Dunbar, who also happened … More EP Review: Holly Rees – Slow Down
Charley James graduated from high school and self-released an electropop EP in one fell swoop this summer. The EP, titled Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?, dropped on June 29. Its themes are familiar to any high school student, especially those who are slated to move to college in the fall: he sings about youth, first loves, and the … More EP Review: Charley James – Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?
In a world that’s ever-so-harsh, sometimes the only way to cope is by appreciating beautiful things, no matter what form that appreciation comes in: art, people, food, music, et cetera. With his latest album, We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight, hereby referred to as Coloured Moths for short, London-based singer-songwriter Valerio Lysander has created exactly … More Album Review: Valerio Lysander – We Are Like Coloured Moths Towards The Sunlight