This debut perfects indie rock humanism Corvair Self-Titled Paper Walls (US) / WIAIWYA (UK) Link: Official Site Corvair has a song you consistently catch yourself whistling to. It’s that hook in the chorus that easily becomes a part of your psyche. I am stuck in a time loop wanting to … Read More ›

Circa Waves

Circa Waves taps into an emotive state

Circa Waves Sad Happy Prolifica Inc/PIAS Links: Official Site | PIAS Focusing on the concept of boundaries, Circa Waves segregates their fourth long player into two emotional states: the “happy” side and the “sad” side. What makes this idea interesting is that without the experience of vinyl or actually being … Read More ›


Album Review: Bedtimemagic—Pillow Talk

Bedtimemagic—Pillow Talk Nefarious Industries Links: Bandcamp | Nefarious Industries There was a time when labels like Touch and Go and Amphetamine Reptile existed with a purpose to push the envelope and present alternative music from their unique perspective. Sometimes that means getting out of your comfort zone and re-defining the … Read More ›

Modern Air Album Cover by An Horse

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 ›

Fake Tunes Album Cover by Bear Hands

Album Review: Bear Hands – Fake Tunes

Bear Hands Fake Tunes Spensive Sounds ★★★ On their fourth release, Bear Hands are caught between a rock and a hard place. Too young to slow down but too adult to be reckless, that is the underlying presence within the songwriting of Fake Tunes. Bear Hands have always been an … Read More ›

Alto Seco Album Cover by Young Mammals

Young Mammals – Alto Seco (Album Review)

Young Mammals Alto Seco Odd Hours Records Link: Bandcamp Powering through like a boss, Young Mammals return with a second album that is full of pop spunk energy while maintaining some kind of sweet sincerity. Blame it on Carlos Sanchez’s voice to add a little bit of charm to an … Read More ›

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Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes Blood Red Shoes Jazz Life ★★★ Blood Red Shoes are a strange batch to nail down. It’s not quite fully immersed in the garage rock cliche, and it’s not embraced in the dream pop grouping. But to have both of those on their side is what makes … Read More ›