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...

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...

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

February 4, 2017

It’s hard these days to stand out as a band, especially the internet seems to be flooded every day with new indie-pop acts claiming ot be the next big thing. So how does one go about setting them apart from the rest of the pack? In the case of Grand Rapids foursome, The...

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 31, 2017

One of my favorite things about running this blog is getting to see the growth of bands that I discover. It’s been just over a year since I last sat down with The Lake Effects who have been very busy since the last time we talked. They’ve traveled, toured, some of them...

New Discovery: PLGRMS

New Discovery: PLGRMS

January 12, 2017

As my musical horizons broaden, I find myself listening to more and more music that I probably wouldn’t have listened to before starting UBL. Thinking back, I wonder how I didn’t get bored with my music as there wasn’t much variety. Thankfully, my tastes have grown allowing me to enjoy a plethora of...

Album Review: The Flats – Auburn in the Everlast

Album Review: The Flats – Auburn in the Everlast

January 5, 2017

I think after the disaster that was 2016 we were all looking for to the new year and a fresh start. And what better way to kick off the new year than with new music? Toledo, Ohio’s The Flats have a killer new EP, Auburn in the Everlast...

2016 Wrap Up

2016 Wrap Up

December 31, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to UBL at all this year I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of posts. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever had as rough a year as 2016 and I’ll be happy to see it go. Unfortunately one of the first things that happens when I’m really down is that I...

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

November 27, 2016

Admittedly, I’ve never been the most ambitious person. I’m pretty happy in my current existence but every once in a while I can’t help but wonder what I could have been had I my early twenties living up to my full potential. It’s rare that my mind drifts to these thoughts but it becomes hard...

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

September 15, 2016

I’m a bit behind on my new music discoveries as of late. With moving and overall adulting, I just haven’t had the time that I used to to fall down the internet rabbit hole and discovering new bands left and right. Thankfully I’m lucky enough that sometimes I just happen to have new music thrown...

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

September 11, 2016

Sometimes all you need to help jump start some creativity is a change in scenery. This was the case for singer-songwriter Jessie Abbey who made the move from sunny California to the just as sunny Florida with her band, Musical Charis. The move sparked Abbey to explore the music of her upbringing,...

Interview with Big Shoals

Interview with Big Shoals

September 3, 2016

There’s a reason that Big Shoals named their sophomore album Hard Lessons. I got to talk with singer Lance Howell about that as well as other inspiration behind the album and what the Florida trio is up to now that their newest album is out in the world.

Why don’t we start off with a quick introduction...

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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