Hala

Hala Uses Red Herring to Go Beyond Genre

Hala Red Herring Cinematic Music Group Links: Official Site | Cinematic Music Group Although Detroit-based musician Ian Ruhala does not follow the strict confines of late 1970s/early 1980s AOR musicianship, his songwriting capabilities hold up with that sincere era as a singer/songwriter in the purest of senses. Yet beyond this … Read More ›

Thurlowood

Thurlowood Sounds the Alarm

Thurlowood Discontinue Normal Program Independent Links: Facebook | Bandcamp There is beauty in its sweet destruction. That may be the unintentional purpose behind Thurlowood’s Discontinue Normal Program. Andrew Thurlo Wood came across the book, Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself—While the Rest of … Read More ›

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Album Review: An Horse – Modern Air

An Horse Modern Air Lame-O Records ★★★★★ An Horse has been a prominent statement in the modern indie rock arena. Two albums worth of substantial music, their return with Modern Air is, at its core, brilliance. With a six year hiatus, that time off may have been the means for … Read More ›

Barrie on Selective Memory

Album Review: Barrie – Happy To Be Here

Barrie Happy To Be Here Winspear ★★★★ Barrie’s debut disseminates from uncertainty and leads into discovery, creating a safe space out of new terrain. For us, it’s an internal feeling. For them, it’s external experience. As cliche as this seems, I cannot think of a better way to describe Happy … Read More ›

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S.M. Wolf – Bad Ocean

S.M. Wolf Bad Ocean People In A Position To Know ★★★★ If you plan on doing one thing for June’s First Friday celebration in Indianapolis, make it S.M. Wolf’s album release show at the White Rabbit. This indie psych-pop band will be releasing Bad Ocean on People In A Position … Read More ›