• Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy - Caffeine Dreams
    Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy - Caffeine Dreams
  • Album Review: All Is Well - I Swear Someday
    Album Review: All Is Well - I Swear Someday
  • Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
  • Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
    Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
  • Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
    Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
  • Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
    Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
  • Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
    Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
  • Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
    Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
  • Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
  • Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
    Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
  • Interview with The Lake Effects
    Interview with The Lake Effects
  • New Discovery: PLGRMS
    New Discovery: PLGRMS
  • Album Review: The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast
    Album Review: The Flats - Auburn in the Everlast
  • 2016 Wrap Up
    2016 Wrap Up

Category: Single Reviews

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 ...

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...

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – This Mess Won’t Make Itself

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – This Mess Won’t Make Itself

February 7, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from one of the first new discoveries that I featured here on UBL. The London based duo Dead Seem Old has been hard at work crafting new tunes and just released their newest single, “This...

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

September 2, 2016

This summer has flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to listen to Jason Singer, aka Michigander’s, first single, “Nineties.” The summer went so fast that I barely had time to start going through withdrawals from that single before getting some new music from Singer.

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Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

August 31, 2016

If you’re not paying attention to the Columbus music scene you are doing yourself a huge disservice. My most recent discovery is the psch-rock with a pop twist quartet Basic Cable Preachers and their track “Tomorrow’s Gone.”

I don’t watch many music videos these...

Single Review: Michigander – Nineties

Single Review: Michigander – Nineties

April 29, 2016

I’ve been waiting for new music from Kalamazoo’s own Jason Singer, aka Michigander, since I first discovered him while perusing the Real Feels video archive late one night. As there were only a limited number of tracks I could find from Michigander, seeing them on the roster for Fusion Show’s...

Single Review: Hayden Calnin – Cut Love

Single Review: Hayden Calnin – Cut Love

February 12, 2016

If you haven’t had your ear tuned to the music coming out of the Land Down Under recently then you’re definitely missing out on some great music. Most recently Hayden Calnin has been making a splash as his songs have popped up on several popular TV shows (Suits, Parenthood, and Teen...

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

December 9, 2015

A band’s live performance can make or break your opinion of them. Admittedly, one of my favorite things about going to a concert is getting to check out some new to me bands and, hopefully, discovering new music to fall in love with. I’ve been exposed to a lot of home grown acts since starting...

Single Review: Silversun Pickups – Nightlight

Single Review: Silversun Pickups – Nightlight

August 15, 2015

2015 is more than half over but there are still so many new releases to be excited about. I’ve been a Silversun Pickups fan ever since I first heard “Lazy Eye” hit the airways back in 2006, my love increasing exponentially upon getting to see them live in support of Neck of the...

Single Review: Keyoung – Blood Charm

Single Review: Keyoung – Blood Charm

August 6, 2015

One thing that blogging about music has brought out in me is a more open mind when it comes to new bands. Often I find myself thinking about how a new artist that I’ve discovered either organically or at a concert would not have appealed to me even just a couple of years ago. This is...

Single Review: Lovedrug – Cult Kid! / Ray Gun

Single Review: Lovedrug – Cult Kid! / Ray Gun

July 24, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a Lovedrug kick lately. It all started back in December when I was at the Say Anything / Saves the Day concert and “Blackout” was played between sets sparking the need to listen to Lovedrug on repeat. Lovedrug’s last album, Wild Blood, dropped back in 2012...

Single Review: PALACES – Dust / Telephone

Single Review: PALACES – Dust / Telephone

July 16, 2015

Detroit’s own PALACES is hard at work churning out new music, giving us another set of hypnotic singles on the tail of the release of “Axiomatic” and “Let Me Get Higher.” Cat Cobra and S.S. continue to explore numerous genres and sounds crafting another pair of unique singles that will have you forgetting whatever...

Single Review: The Lighthouse and the Whaler – I Want To Feel Alive

Single Review: The Lighthouse and the Whaler – I Want To Feel Alive

June 9, 2015

I stumbled across The Lighthouse and the Whaler in late 2013 and fell instantly in love. I listened to their two albums non-stop for months and waited patiently for new music. I was elated when they released the news that a new album would be coming out this year (August 28th to be exact)....

Single Review: PALACES – Axiomatic / Let Me Get Higher

Single Review: PALACES – Axiomatic / Let Me Get Higher

June 3, 2015

There’s no shortage of great musical acts coming out of Detroit these days and we here at UBL love finding new music from our hometown to share with the world. Recently I was introduced to the fuzzy shoegaze sound of PALACES and I can’t help but fall victim to the hypnotic pull of...