• Album Review: Foxture - E D E N
    Album Review: Foxture - E D E N
  • Album Review: Resilient - How to Peach
    Album Review: Resilient - How to Peach
  • 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

Tag: 2017

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...

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...