Albums

Boxed Wine: Cheap, Fun

Boxed Wine, a five-piece indie pop band from New Jersey, recently released a three-track EP featuring songs that will be on their new album. The infectious EP leaves one on the edge of their seat for the up...

The Grenadines: The Grenadines

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, The Grenadines are fronted by husband/wife team Michael and Lauren Shackelford. Working with Jim Eno of Spoon and other producers in the music business like Andy LeMaster (...

Cloud Cult: Love

Those like myself who have managed to ignore Cloud Cult for their roughly 20 years of bandhood would do well to hear their 2005 disc, Advice From The Happy Hippopotamus, a 25-track behemoth of creativity th...

Viasava: One Year Down

Setting the stage for the remainder of Viasava’s debut album, One Year Down, is the instrumental intro, “Day One.” The track is a minute of sporadic keys that form an elongated melody with wandering vocal p...

Javelin: Hi Beams

Northeastern alternative pair Javelin have a fresh 10-track record that was released March 5. These musicians fuse elements from many genres such as hip-hop and indie rock, melded with electronic moments. ...

Matt Costa: Matt Costa

Quoth Cracker, long ago: “What the world needs now is another folk singer like I need a hole in my head.” Let that not discourage us from doing the best we can—Matt Costa certainly hasn't, but his challenge...

Annandale: Moving Forward

Knoxville, TN-based hard rock duo Annandale are a feverish combination whose musical intensity has resulted in their current EP, Moving Forward. The five-track disc comes onto the listener strongly with “Th...

Misfits: Dead Alive!

It’s only fitting that a live album by the Misfits would start off with the group’s fans—often called “fiends”—cheering for the band to come on stage. The Misfits, with an illustrious 30-plus year career, h...

Myopic: We Were Here

We Were Here would be best enjoyed in that half-lucid state induced by prolonged staring out of a bus window. Unlike much ambient electronica, Myopic’s music is not quietly contemplative, and the constructi...

Peter Vitalone: One Of Us

A few months ago, I wrote a preview for One Of Us, the then-upcoming album from New Jersey native Peter Vitalone. The concert pianist’s record has finally dropped, and I’m pleased to say that it was well wo...
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