Indie Rock

LISTEN NOW: Ships Have Sailed - "Someday EP" Review

Ships Have Sailed Someday EP Los Angeles, CA (Self-released) Alterna-pop group’s debut EP is the perfect soundtrack for living life, overcoming struggles Will Carpenter—the lead guitarist and background vocalist for the hip-hop-meets-rock outfit 7Lions—has a new alterna-pop side project, Ships Have Sailed, that is allowing him to broaden his musical horizons. Like many debut EPs, […]Read More »

Our insanely late review of Jack White's "Lazaretto"

“An imagined cast of characters provides a grandiose, smirkingly-poetic meditation on the need for control and the need to relinquish it – amid layers of intricate instrumentation.”  Whether an exhibition of crushing riffs or heart-wrenching balladry, add smirklingly poetic, rapid-fire lyrics and the song becomes decidedly Jack White. “Nobody noticed I was down on the […]Read More »

LISTEN NOW: The Fresh & Onlys - "House of Spirits" Review

“Bay Area Rockers Take a Somber Turn on Engaging New LP” The San Francisco psych-pop outfit The Fresh & Onlys deliver with their fifth LP, House of Spirits. On “Home is Where?” organs open up a surreal album inspired by the dreams frontman Tim Cohen documented while staying in a remote, Arizonan horse ranch. Under […]Read More »

Say Hi "Endless Wonder" Review

“Synthesized indie-pop for the lovelorn” Using emotional sentiments and the art of storytelling to craft an album is not a new concept. However, Seattle-based singer Eric Elbogen (better known as Say Hi) has taken it to a new level with his latest release, Endless Wonder. Here Elbogen uses his deep and rich vocals to share […]Read More »

Vinyl of the Month: Split Screens 7-inch

“Jubilant, simmering vocals poised with softened rhythms and a humming Wurlitzer” The Sinner by Split Screens Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero has the soft, playful quality one finds on a beach somewhere. Golden, brushed rhythms and gliding electric guitars, a murmuring Wurlitzer offers a soft union that echoes early Wallflowers. Even Cafiero has the dampened, […]Read More »

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