Indie Rock

  • Record Review: Brave Chandeliers

    Brave Chandeliers 11 Escapes Portland, OR (4BC Records) “Youthful, buoyant piano-driven power pop – think Ben Folds meets Maroon 5” It’s been two years since...

  • Record Review: Bowerbirds

    Bowerbirds The Clearing Raleigh, NC (Dead Oceans) “Tender love, emotional insight, and Southern charm” The Bowerbirds are growing up and expanding their repertoire. Their pension...

  • Record Review: Empire Escorts

    Empire Escorts Empire Escorts Brick, NJ (Self-released) “Feel good roots rock with tinges of Tool” Empire Escorts’ self-titled debut EP is an awesome calling card...

  • Record Review: Now, Now

    Now, Now Threads Minneapolis, MN “A nostalgic look at young love set to synths” Straight from the Twin Cities comes Threads, the second full-length release...

  • Record Review: Museum Mouth

    Museum Mouth Sexy But Not Happy Southport, NC “Apocalypse rock for the pure at heart” The sophomore album, Sexy But Not Happy, by the North...

  • Record Review: Howlin’ Rain

    Howlin’ Rain The Russian Wilds San Francisco, CA “Brooding, organic mix of nostalgic classic rock” Utterly convincing in their message, Howlin’ Rain brings compelling energy...

  • Record Review: Red Wanting Blue

    Red Wanting Blue From The Vanishing Point Athens, OH “Straightforward rock and roll – no BS” From The Vanishing Point, the ninth release from Ohio’s...

  • Vinyl of the Month: Heaven

    Heaven Mountains Move b/w Falling Apple Brooklyn, NY “An atmospheric sonic ocean” Brooklyn’s Heaven has just released their latest 7-inch, featuring the A-side “Mountains Move”...

  • Record Review: Dr. Dog

    Dr. Dog Be The Void Philadelphia, PA “Trading Beatle-esque pop for audacious rock and roll” Dr. Dog is a band that is consistently morphing, and...

  • Record Review: Babydriver

    Babydriver Sad Soldier Red Boston, MA “Twists and turns weave smart, twangy rock” Sad Soldier Red, the new recording from Boston scene vet Tommy Palmer...