Indie

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more

Matt Maeson: A Rising Star on the Road to Recovery

Photo Credit: Alexis Gross Matt Maeson is a rising musician that has rose to the spotlight through singing about his heartfelt struggles. He was born on January 17, 1993 in Norfolk, Virginia. Matt was influenced by his parents who were musicians that began playing at Christian metal events. His family founded a Christian ministry around… Read more

The Aces – ‘Under My Influence’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Red Bull Records In 1967, a song called “New York Mining Disaster 1941” was released to radio stations but did not list the artist. The DJs listened to it, assumed it was the Beatles, and thus put it into heavy rotation. Even when the actual artist was revealed as a new band called the Bee Gees, people still believed that… Read more

Joan: ’80s & ’90s Alt-Pop Nostalgia

Photo Credit: Connor North Goad Joan is an indie pop band made up of two members, Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford. Alan plays the guitar, keys, and sings while Steven plays the drums and sings. Both members are from Little Rock, Arkansas. They came together shortly after Steven graduated from college. Both of the guys… 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