Tag: Pop

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: 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: 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: 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,...

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...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

August 14, 2016

The morning of day two of Mo Pop Festival was much different than that of day one. First off, it was raining which helped cool it down a bit (though the humidity still felt a bit ridiculous). Secondly, my mood had done a complete 180 after a day packed with amazing performances. I no longer had to...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

August 9, 2016

I’m going to be honest, the last thing I wanted to do when I woke up the Saturday of Mo Pop was get up and go sit out in the heat all day. I had been dreading the day all week after the temps rose back up to unbearable. That doesn’t even factor in the...

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

July 11, 2016

Summer has been a rather humid affair this year. It’s hard to get out and enjoy the weather when all you have to do to work up a sweat is breathe. I’ve been on the lookout for breezy summer music to help battle the heat and was lucky enough to find Philadelphia’s Manwomanchild fronted...