All posts by Benjamin Ricci

  • Live Review: Lissie

    Paradise Rock Club // Boston, MA // January 29 Throngs of fans eagerly awaited Midwest rocker Lissie at the Paradise. She claimed the stage happily...

  • Record Review: Young Orchids

    Young Orchids Afterglow Atlanta, GA “Vivid collage of indie, doo-wop, punk, and rock” What stands out most about Young Orchids’ debut release is that it...

  • Record Review: Yo Soybean

    Yo Soybean Manifest Blasphemy Athens, GA Yo Soybean brings youthful angst to traditional folk sounds on its new self-released Manifest Blasphemy. Lyrically centered, the songs...

  • Record Review: White Hinterland

    White Hinterland Eidolon Portland, OR “Celestial pop companion” Portland duo White Hinterland is back with Eidolon, the ancient Greek word for a ghostly reincarnation. The...

  • Record Review: We Were The States

    We Were The States Rasa Murfreesboro, TN “Scattered across the map…” We Were The States are all over the map.  Their blend of indie rock...

  • Record Review: The Division

    The Division Embrace Poquoson, VA “Embracing melody and brutality” The Division experiments with different sounds and vocals in their debut album Embrace. The alternative metal...

  • Record Review: Tennis

    Tennis Cape Dory Denver, CO “Love-tinged seafaring lo-fi pop” Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley met while studying philosophy in college, where the two vowed to...

  • Record Review: Susan Werner

    Susan Werner Kicking The Beehive Chicago, IL “Stirring up trouble where she can” Fans of folk staple Susan Werner might double-check their disc when first...

  • Record Review: Smoke or Fire

    Smoke or Fire The Speakeasy Richmond, VA “Poetic, Political, Punk” When the words “Fat Wreck” and “Speakeasy” are found on an album, sophomoric antics in...

  • Record Review: Smith Westerns

    Smith Westerns Dye It Blonde Chicago, IL “Youthful band creates complex sounds” Smith Westerns combine innocence and freshness of youth on their sophomore release Dye...