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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...
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...
Syd Arthur - On An On

Syd Arthur – On An On

Time signatures are a dimension of music that most listeners aren’t aware exist. Sure, back in grade school we all had a vague lesson on 4/4, the most prevalent signature in popular music. If you were lucky, you were taught about the elusive 3/4. While speaking with music-not-too-literates, I often hear that anything outside of...