Albums

KaiL Baxley: A Light That Never Dies

  The neo-soul stylings of artists like Sam Smith, Hozier and Adele have never really done much for me. The stagnant, smooth voices and looping minimal instrumentation leave me feeling empty—waiting...

Hayden: Hey Love

Sometimes it can fall into the cliché territory, but can you think of something that has been so withstanding in music as love? It can be considered a common denominator in the music world; it has stood the...

Ohio Sky: The Big Distraction

Ohio Sky, the four-piece progressive rock band, are standing strong following the recent release of their new album, The Big Distraction. Since their formation five years ago, the group has played with dist...

Made Violent: Made Violent EP

It only takes 30 seconds of opening track “Two-Tone Hair” to remind me why I spent most of my teenage years listening to pop punk bands. The crisp, slashing guitar, plodding bass and vamping vocals manage t...

Jessi Mechanic: Wandering In Roam

Emerging as a refreshing act based out of the New York City indie rock scene, singer-songwriter Jessi Mechanic definitely made an immediate impression with a favorable sound that passionately embraces every...

iVerdensphere: Fables

This tribal/industrial Canadian group has been around since 2009. Having, regrettably, no prior exposure to their oeuvre, I was stunned by the varied richness and the grim appeal of this 14-track masterwork...

Au.Ra: Jane’s Lament

When most people think of Australia, they think of surfers, kangaroos, “shrimp on the barbie,” and a smorgasbord of deadly animals living in the outback. Rarely will you hear about the Australian music scen...

Made Violent: Made Violent EP

Recently, rock band Made Violent experienced rising fame. The Buffalo, New York, natives found themselves on the stage for the CMJ Music Marathon in October and South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, in March...

2Cellos: Celloverse

You’ve probably seen or heard of 2Cellos by now. They appeared on Glee, released a couple of albums, toured with Elton John, and have garnered millions of hits on their YouTube videos. In their newest album...