Albums

Ruby Fray: Grackle

The funniest part of Ruby Fray’s music is how Emily Beanblossom, the musician behind the project, responds when asked to describe her music. The sound has been given a range of descriptions: witchy chamber ...

Cosmic Stereo: FM Stereo

Cosmic Punch, a DIY pop rock duo from Florida, market their sound as “a mix of the ‘60s, '70s and ‘80s with a dash of modern production,” and emphatically list a number of influences, such as The Beatles, Q...

SOS: SOS

It is always interesting to see when two individuals come together to make beautiful, harmonious music. What makes the story even better for SOS is that both members grew up on different sides of the countr...

The Belle Sounds: Black Stone EP

I love indie folk pop. It’s usually one of my favorite genres. And I tried to really hard to like The Belle Sounds’ Black Stone EP, but alas, I could not. Was it the Texas trio’s peacenik lyrics about be...

’68: In Humor And Sadness

Embarking on a new musical chapter shortly after the end of The Chariot’s final tour, vocalist Josh Scogin ravaged forward by teaming up with drummer Michael McClellan to spontaneously form a unique post-ha...

Slow Buildings: A Fresh Slice

Transparency is always an appreciated quality in music. Being explicitly open and direct through your music helps the listener grasp what you’re attempting to convey. There is no need to sugarcoat things, a...

Dragonforce: Maximum Overload

London-based power metal sextet Dragonforce recently released their sixth full-length record, Maximum Overload. The album marks a new direction for the group—while guitarists Sam Totman and Herman Li have p...

Sticky Fingers: Land Of Pleasure

If combining more genres than any psychiatrist would recommend may not necessarily equate success, it excludes unoriginality for this Australian band on their sophomore release. Never before was a band dari...

Michael Cera: True That

When I heard that Michael Cera had released a surprise album on Bandcamp, my first thought was that it would be called Banana Stand and he would go by the stage name George Michael (Bluth), with “Bluth” in ...
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