Americana
Roadkill Ghost Choir - Quiet Light

Roadkill Ghost Choir – Quiet Light

We’ve been on a roll here lately with EPs that have proven their worth in salt, often standing up to the many full-lengths that we feature. We’ll add another to that list of beauties, with Roadkill Ghost Choir‘s latest alt-americana foray: Quiet Light. Perhaps it’s the brevity of these short efforts that makes them so...
The Oh Hellos - Through the Deep, Dark Valley

The Oh Hellos – Through the Deep, Dark Valley

Gospel choirs are beginning to make for some completely original, addictively wholesome listening. While high-energy, organically-driven, gang-vocal folk-rock has become rather popular (thanks Mum&Sons), I’m of the opinion that the genre still has quite a bit of life left to it. Listen to Through the Deep, Dark Valley by The Oh Hellos, and you’ve got...
The Local Strangers - Left for Better

The Local Strangers – Left for Better

Vibrant, soulful indie rock doesn’t always arrive in as nicely a rounded package as The Local Strangers’ latest effort Left for Better. Consisting of two midwestern anchors, Matt Hart and Aubrey Zoli, fronting a full six-piece mini-orchestra, The Local Strangers make a rather strong case in their debut full-length. Where the band coalesces isn’t in...
Noah Gundersen - Family

Noah Gundersen – Family

Noah Gundersen’s Family was a difficult EP to break into.  For the first few listens, I remained outside of the album, a passenger along for the ride, incapable of understanding its true message.  But its intriguing complexity kept bringing me back.  While I can attribute its magnetism to some combination of confident song writing, soaring...
Marc Perreault - Brother Bear EP

Marc Perreault – Brother Bear EP

Using the term “indie” to describe a band or musician seems to become less meaningful by the day.  I liken its transformation in meaning to the way that the words “very” or ” a lot” are used nowadays; neither actually adds anything to what you’re trying to say, other than clutter.  The ambiguity of the...
Jon Prophet - A New Religion

Jon Prophet – A New Religion

I’ve found that rock n’ roll of the moment is in a state of disrepair, partly due to a lack of identity.  From its original form have come a great many new interpretations, splintering the genre further and further.  With these splintered pieces, we’ve lost sight of the one that started it all, which seems...