Interview with Riverhorse

Interview with Riverhorse

March 19, 2018

Brian Motyll started Riverhorse as a solo project and released an impressive set of tracks on his first LP, Opal. Now Riverhorse has returned with two new members, Scott Ahlgrim and Austin O’Connor, and a new album Who Gets The Last Laugh on Doomsday? The album is a set of songs that meld the...

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

February 9, 2018

It’s been about two and a half years since I first stumbled across the little emo gem of an EP, Everything’s Bad, from Kingston, New York quartet Kyle & The Pity Party. I remember being exceptionally impressed with the way the band mixed various genres cohesively, making them accessible to...

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

January 16, 2018

Born and raised in the small town of Norway located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alexander Lynch started performing by the age of 10. At the age of 23 he had moved to Grand Rapids and wrote and released his first EP, Love Lies, in 2016. The release of the EP brought...

Album Review: Farnsworth – Elk City

Album Review: Farnsworth – Elk City

December 18, 2017

West Virginia duo Farnsworth are back after two long years with their newest full-length album. Like their self-titled EP, Elk City is a classic rock drenched set of songs that have the wonderful sneer of the 90’s. The album was completely tracked in three days with all the tracks recorded live in the...

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

December 5, 2017

Sometimes there’s nothing I love more than putting my headphones on and letting the rest of the world melt away while I get completely lost in an album. Not just any album will do. For me to truly be swept away from reality I need an album that completely envelopes me. My latest soundtrack for...

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

November 7, 2017

It seems that the only music that sates me lately is the thrashing alternative and grunge rock of the 90’s. While I haven’t minded blasting my old favorites, I couldn’t help but start to feel like I need something new to throw into the mix. Thankfully I stumbled across Philly quartet Resilient’s...

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

October 3, 2017

Grief is a tricky thing. It takes various shapes and forms and can often hit us in ways we don’t see coming. It has this way of pushing us to the darkest parts of who we are and taking away the things that make us feel anything other than loss. Ghost Town...

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

September 5, 2017

Grand Rapids melodic post-rock quintet All Is Well use their first full-length LP to explore the depths of mental health issues, reaching beyond the genre’s tendencies and exploring a vast sonic landscape that’s quite impressive especially for a first album. I Swear Someday was written at a time of transition for the members of...

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

August 7, 2017

London based project Dead Seem Old is back with a new single, “Mischief.” Once again songwriter Thom Wicks and producer Javier Weyler (Phil Manzanera, Stereophonics) come together to create a minimal yet captivating single along the same lines as the duo’s previous releases “They Won’t Find Us” and ...

Album Review: Salt Creek – Where Strangers Go

Album Review: Salt Creek – Where Strangers Go

June 21, 2017

Things have been non-stop for Lincoln, Nebraska quintet Salt Creek since their inception just over a year ago. After releasing a two-song demo and music video the band took to the road making fans across the Midwest. The guys took a brief break to record their debut EP, Where Strangers Go, which managed to make...

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

May 26, 2017

One of the best things about being a music blogger is you often just have amazing music fall into your lap. That was the case with Port Huron quartet Mountain Babies. Their newest EP, Existence of Resistance, and was immediately hooked to their unique nu-folk sound.

Existence of Resistance starts off somberly with the...

Album Review: Mouth Sounds – Sing or Swim EP

Album Review: Mouth Sounds – Sing or Swim EP

March 13, 2017

Charlotte’s Daniel Howie is no stranger to the music industry. Howie spent the early 2010’s garnering some buzz with indie-rock outfit Sugar Glyder by performing at SXSW as well as sharing the stage with acts like Silversun Pickups, Neon Trees, and Manchester Orchestra. Since the band broke up in 2012, Howie has traded in the indie-rock...

Michigander Releases Live in Chicago EP

Michigander Releases Live in Chicago EP

February 10, 2017

It’s always great to see your favorite local bands start to make a name for themselves. Michigander first popped onto my radar a couple of years ago while perusing Real Feels’ website for some new music to fall in love with. I listened to the three tracks that were posted on...

Single Review: Wonky Tonk – Four Letter Word

Single Review: Wonky Tonk – Four Letter Word

February 9, 2017

While my musical tastes have broadened quite a bit since starting UBL, I still find myself unable to enjoy most country music. I have, however, become much more willing to give new music a chance even it falls pretty close into the realm of country music. It was clear from the first glance that I...