Indie Rock

LovelyTheBand – ‘Conversations with Myself About You’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Bianca Gerasia The West Hollywood trio Lovelytheband is stretching their muscles in the still fresh indie pop genre, aiming to make their voice heard during this sudden boom of the underground alternative movement. On their sophomore album Conversations with Myself About You, the band tries to enhance their sound and challenges the conventions… Read more

Remo Drive – ‘A Portrait of an Ugly Man’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Connor Peck When was the last time you remember hearing a song by a rock band in which not only were they themselves specifically identified as the subject, but it was all sung from the perspective of an outside character? Well, on their third album A Portrait of an Ugly Man, that’s what Bloomington, Minnesota band Remo Drive does on the song “The Night I… Read more

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels On June 18th, Phoebe Lucille Bridgers released her second full-length solo album Punisher. The album starts off with a meditative minute-long intro called “DVD Menu”, which is a string-led instrumental. To start off, we get a sense that the indie album will be on a calmer note. Phoebe shared a fun… Read more

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making a Door Less Open’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Carlos Cruz “Weightlifters”, the lead-off track on Car Seat Headrest’s twelfth studio album Making a Door Less Open, starts out by holding the same note for the first thirty seconds. Some might assume (or worry) that this will set the stage for the entire record, but Making a Door Less Open quickly reveals itself to be anything but one-note. The… Read more

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

The Aces: Utah’s Indie Rock Explosion

Photo Credit: Red Bull Records If you’re playing poker, four Aces is a pretty winning hand. That remains the case when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by the Provo, Utah all-girl alternative band the Aces, which is comprised of Katie Henderson (guitar), McKenna Petty (bass) and sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (lead… Read more

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald When the twenty-first century began, the garage band revival spearheaded by bands like the White Stripes looked to become the defining rock trend of the moment. Unfortunately, the Seattle grunge scene of a decade earlier had left popular culture somewhat (and needlessly) obsessed with geographic centralization, so because the garage rock… Read more

COIN – ‘Dreamland’ Album Review

Photo Credit: David O’Donohue The first side of COIN that we’re exposed to on the band’s third album Dreamland is a solid but overall unspectacular cluster of synth-rock tunes, enjoyable and bouncy but largely interchangeable with pretty much any of the similar music sounds out there. “Into My Arms”, in particular, is also unhelped by… Read more

LovelyTheBand: Healing Emotional Scars Through Music

Photo Credit: Guerin Blask In the short time that this band has been on the music scene, they’ve created hit songs that listeners and music charts adore. LovelyTheBand is composed of three performers who are passionate about expression and connection. They skyrocketed in fame due to successfully relating on an emotional level to the masses…. Read more