New Discovery: The Beach Bats

New Discovery: The Beach Bats

August 21, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what it might sound like if Jim Morrison, Tom Waits, and Jimmy Buffet got together for a psychedelic beach party, do I have a band for you. Hailing from the great white north, Hamilton, Ontario’s The Beach Bats just released their debut album, Last Resort this past spring....

Premiere: Valerie the Vulture – James Dean

Premiere: Valerie the Vulture – James Dean

August 16, 2019

Detroit music scene staple and co-founder of Girls Rock Detroit Willa Rae Adamo is back again with her new rock alter ego Valerie the Vulture. Adamo has been kicking ass and taking names since 2015 when she formed Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana, an Americana act that mixed in a...

Interview with Jack Swing

Interview with Jack Swing

July 2, 2019

Fuzz rock Pittsburgh quartet Jack Swing just released a new EP, Supermoon, stacked with energetic tracks that will ensure your summer is fueled by pure rock. Lead singer Isaiah Ross cut his teeth in the hardcore scene before forming Jack Swing. While Jack Swing’s music is mostly infused with classic rock, hard...

Interview with Leggy

Interview with Leggy

June 3, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since I last chatted with Cincinnati swoon punk trio, Leggy about their last release, Dang. Since then the band has done a ton of touring, played SXSW for the fifth time, and put out a new...

Interview with Benjamin Patrick of Akron Recording Company

Interview with Benjamin Patrick of Akron Recording Company

June 1, 2019

Nestled in Akron’s North Side sits Akron Recording Company (ARC), an analog recording facility that “combines the beauty of analog recording with the industry standard digital recording mediums to create a timeless sound.” The studio was founded as a way for artists and music lovers alike to connect and bond over...

Single Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Super Glue

Single Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Super Glue

February 28, 2019

Nashville quartet Ghost Town Remedy are back again with new single, “Super Glue”, off their upcoming, yet to be titled sophomore album. I was a big fan of Ghost Town Remedy’s first album, Caffeine Dreams, so I’m very excited to see new music coming from the foursome.

Ghost Town...

Album Review: AØK – Waves

Album Review: AØK – Waves

February 15, 2019

After making music for eight years, Grand Rapids indie-pop duo AØK have decided to call it quits, but not before releasing one last set of dance inducing tracks. Guitarist Kyle Sullivan and singer Angela Teeple (aka Angela B) wanted to ensure that their farewell EP, Waves, would send them out on the high note so...

Album Review: Lung – All the King’s Horses

Album Review: Lung – All the King’s Horses

January 13, 2019

Just one year after releasing their first album Cincinnati duo Lung return with their sophomore release All the King’s Horses. Former Foxy Shazam bassist, Daisy Caplan, and cellist Kate Wakefield bonded while performing with Babe Rage. Caplan switched over to drums and the two began...

Album Review: CryFace – Smart Kids

Album Review: CryFace – Smart Kids

October 24, 2018

Hailing from the small town of Blissfiled, MI, CryFace’s four members found a bond in their appreciation of 70’s rock and experimental music. You can hear these influences dripping off of every song on their newest album, Smart Kids. The album touches on the anxiety of coming of age in our current political climate.

Ian Cotter pulls no...

Single Review: The Curls – Bad Boi

Single Review: The Curls – Bad Boi

September 25, 2018

Fresh off their Pitchfork Music Festival performance, Chicago’s own The Curls have just released their killer new single “Bad Boi.” The new track from the art-pop sextet is a charming tale of love and rebellion.

“Bad Boi” starts with some charming horns, a bouncy beat, and enchanting backing vocals. Singer Mick Fansler croons...

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

August 12, 2018

One of the best things about running this blog has been the plethora or new music I’ve discovered in the process. I find myself listening to bands that I never would have even given a standing chance to before expanding my musical horizons a bit. Another big perk is getting more exposure to the local...

Interview with Jack Knight

Interview with Jack Knight

May 27, 2018

Hailing from the small, northern California town of Chico, Jack Knight has harnessed influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Neutral Milk Hotel and infused them with fuzzy guitars and witty lyrics on his debut LP, Some for Jack, Some for Jesus. There’s an air of familiarity the first time you listen through the album like when...

Interview with Today Junior

Interview with Today Junior

May 11, 2018

Spring seems to have finally sprung which means summer is just around the corner and with it a stream of tracks vying to be the quintessential track of the summer. I submit for your consideration Boston trio Today Junior’s latest release, Single Forever. The band’s newest LP is stacked with 10 fuzzy surf rock...

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...