Cloud Nothings : The Shadow I Remember

Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings have been pretty consistent in their decade-long career. A slow but ever-evolving sound from misfit Midwest emo punks to something grander, and angrier. 2012’s breakthrough Attack On Memory was a substantial shift in sound to something more jagged, more forceful, and more locked into the times. A modern day post-punk statement, thanks […]

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Old Dark House Premiere “Helga Ulmann Speaks” Video; ‘Welcome Home’ Out 2/19

Old Dark House is the duo of Corey Brewer and Andrew Crawshaw. Their sound is that of haunted electro pop, meaning songs that sway like the best of early 80s alternative with a twist of Gothic darkness, and a voice that brings to mind Leonard Cohen and The Walker Brothers. Brewer’s sultry baritone is surrounded […]

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The Besnard Lakes : The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes have been the patron saints of grand psych rock for years now. They’re one of those bands that you’ve never heard of until you have, then they’re all you’ll listen to for weeks. With leader Jace Lasek at the helm, this psych/pop rock behemoth has made records that feel like dizzying […]

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Flyover Sounds : Jonah Leatherman’s “Couldn’t Find Any Reason” Is Proof Rock Isn’t Dead

Every once in a while you need a reminder that things aren’t as dire as they appear to be. That the world outside isn’t actually crumbling and burning, with a newer, darker civilization waiting to rise from the ashes. Listening to the new single from Fort Wayne–based musician Jonah Leatherman I’m convinced the sun will […]

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Mark Tester : Super Hiss

There’s an adventurous spirit with Indianapolis-based musician/songwriter Mark Tester’s new album Super Hiss. More than a collection of songs, it’s a vast gallery of passing thoughts and sparks of creativity captured on tape. Short clips of guitar, synth, and synthetic instruments derived from floppy disk. Pop-inflected psychedelic vignettes that feel like waking from a vivid […]

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Turquoise Moon : The Sunset City

I’m sitting here listening to The Sunset City, the lost classic from 80s synth duo Turquoise Moon, and I get the feeling of a scorching West Coast sun burning its way into the back of my head. Beach that stretches for miles as palm trees sway in the fading light. Sidewalks once crowded with walkers, […]

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Bradford Trojan : Meanwhile

Bradford Trojan makes the kind of music that feels both sun-kissed and world-weary. Weather worn pop songs that fall into the category of DIY, but not lo-fi. His tunes are like finding a cassette underneath your car seat that’s been there years, maybe even decades. Unmarked you put it in the deck and find this […]

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