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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...
photocomfort - photocomfort

photocomfort – photocomfort

photocomfort truly came out of nowhere. Unassuming indie folk/pop at its core, the far-too-short self-titled EP accomplishes a great deal within its rather limited time span. Simply put, it’s been one of the most pleasantly confounding introductions to an artist I’ve had in quite some time. It’s not everyday (month, or year for that matter) that an artist...
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...
Monogrenade - Tantale

Monogrenade – Tantale

Monogrenade made their case the first time I stumbled into the “Intro“. The beauty of the band’s expertly realized atmospheric demeanor became increasingly apparent as Tantale unwound, a trait that contrasts many of my most revered albums. The more I listened, the more I realized that this Canadian quartet doesn’t bother beating around the bush....
To Kill A King - Word of Mouth

To Kill A King – Word of Mouth

After deciding to feature this EP, I realized that the band pulled the download ability from their Bandcamp page and decided to link to their iTunes and merch sites for purchase. I’ve decided not to speculate on the issue, as each artist is entitled to their own strategy in making money on recorded music. The...
Best of Bandcamp's Best - Volume 2

Best of Bandcamp’s Best – Volume 2

Oh, why hello. Didn’t see you over there. It has been a while, hasn’t it? Maybe you’ve heard that we’ve been hard at work engineering our newest franken-creation: Best of Bandcamp’s Best – Volume 2. Well, yes actually, today is the day! We’ve decided to set it free to the world and we’re glad you’re...
The Novel Ideas - Home

The Novel Ideas – Home

In early 2012, Daniel Radin (one of the masterminds behind electro-indie outfit Magic Man) jumped back into the studio with The Novel Ideas to record their third effort, Home. Hot off the wild success of their Kickstarter campaign, the foursome officially released the album back in April. Needless to say, the investment by the backers...
Balto - Monuments

Balto – Monuments

Balto, one of the few talented bands that served as an impetus for this very website, has made their first move since early 2011. Monuments, though a short, six-song EP, presents itself more as an LP with its scale in storytelling and musicianship. While the effort is painted across a much smaller canvas than their...
Raycord - Ruban-Ruban

Raycord – Ruban-Ruban

Seemingly simplistic in its presentation, Raycord‘s debut album Ruban-Ruban makes a strong case that nothing is ever how it appears. On first glance, Ruban-Ruban puts on a good show – slow, trip-hop beats chug the rhythm along, while electronic glitches and blips help to accent the atmospheric overtones. It’s all par for the course in...