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Jay William Henderson - The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes

Jay William Henderson – The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes

A bit of melancholy never hurt anybody. Too much… well that’s another story. While it might be the most prominent emotion evoked by Jay William Henderson‘s most recent full length; his sincerity in songwriting, intricate musicianship, and soothing vocal work make the album one of the most spellbinding listens of 2012. Though indie-folk at its...
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...
Kishi Bashi - 151a

Kishi Bashi – 151a

Kishi Bashi creates some seriously eccentric music.  Reminiscent of a multitude of acts out there in the indie-sphere, this solo musician has made an immense impression on me with 151a. You’ll undoubtedly hear some comparisons to The Shins and Animal Collective when researching his music, but I’m going to go out on a limb here...
Lisa LeBlanc - Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc – Lisa LeBlanc

No, I have no idea what she’s singing about.  Sure, I can glean a few details here and there throughout the album, but my unparalleled powers of deduction have determined that Lisa LeBlanc doesn’t need to be understood to be enjoyed.  So much attention is paid to whether lyrics stand out, but since the (majority...
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...
Daughter - His Young Heart EP

Daughter – His Young Heart EP

This is torturous. Outfitted with a guitar, a simple drum kit and her powerfully subtle voice, Daughter (Elena Tonra) speaks volumes on her four-track  His Young Heart EP. Though not a full length release, the EP has immense inertia behind it.  Swirling vocal melodies surround simple percussion and minimalistic guitar, leading each of the songs...
Amy Seeley - Plum Coulee

Amy Seeley – Plum Coulee

I wander this town best I can on my own two feet. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing singer/songwriter Amy Seeley on her thoughtfully arranged and skillfully performed full length – Plum Coulee. I won’t skimp on the details, as the story and setting behind the album impart a unique dimension on the music. ...