Monthly archive June, 2012
Poor Remy - Still Sleeping EP

Poor Remy – Still Sleeping EP

 Indie-folk mixed with gang vocals is a combination that seems to be making big waves lately.  By coupling the combo with some bouncy backroom blues, the Ohio trio Poor Remy has been able to carve out quite a comfortable sound in their too-short-but-sweet Still Sleeping. Sounding something like a fusion between a twangy version of...
Pinegrove - Meridian

Pinegrove – Meridian

Contributing to my recent journey through some early 2000′s-styled indie/alt rock, the New York quartet Pinegrove serendipitously offered up their riveting 8-track effort Meridian. But before I go into the details of what makes Meridian so miraculous, a quick side note: While I wholeheartedly encourage submissions from independent artists, the music I’ve received ranges wildly between...
The Artifacts - The Artifacts

The Artifacts – The Artifacts

The Artifacts‘ talent snuck up on me. First listens of their debut self-titled record left me with a distinct lack of interest. It was a feeling that made me think that, yeah, these guys have a nice overall sound. But was it anything special? Did their sound draw me back? After a few weeks with...
Mokhov - Perfect Dream

Mokhov – Perfect Dream

Mokhov’s Perfect Dream marks his second atmospherically infused electronic effort (atmospherica?).  Add in the fact that it was released less than a year after his debut record, it’s safe to say that this musician is nothing short of prolific.  Overall, Perfect Dream successfully avoids the dreaded “sophomore slump” by expanding on what makes Mokhov’s music...