Floating Features by La Luz

\10.6.19\ The last east coast group this month, La Luz is an all female outfit formed in Seattle, Washington. Lead singer Shana Cleveland, Marian Li Pino, Alice Sandahl, and Abby Blackwell. The latter would leave the group in early 2014 after a major accident that had occured months prior, canceling the tour they had been … Continue reading Floating Features by La Luz

Lincoln by They Might Be Giants

\3.6.19\ Those who grew up at the cusp of the technological revolution in the early 2000’s may recognize this duo of performers from Massachusetts, John Flansburgh and John Linnell, for their songs put out by Disney Records such as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme” and “Hot Dog!” heard of the aforementioned Mickey Mouse Clubhouse children's TV … Continue reading Lincoln by They Might Be Giants

Rock And Roll Night Club by Mac DeMarco

\25.2.19\       The debut album by Canadian artist Mac DeMarco was an introduction to his retro style with noisy instruments and slowed, deep vocals. His sound is a throwback to soft rock of the 1960’s and 70’s such as the Beach Boys and Black Sabbath, including influence from Japanese musician Harry Hosono.     He … Continue reading Rock And Roll Night Club by Mac DeMarco

Twin Fantasy (2011) by Car Seat Headrest

Have I already reviewed this album? Kind of, but not really. This album is the epitome of a love album, almost entirely focusing on the confusing, painful, and critical relationship that defined frontman (and at the time soul band member) Will Toledo's college years. Like I said in my previous review of this album, in … Continue reading Twin Fantasy (2011) by Car Seat Headrest

How Will You Know If You Never Try by COIN

The second studio album by the underground indie-pop/college rock band has garnered a lot of attention, including mine. This group has been on my radar since the release of this album back in 2017. Getting their start in Nashville while in College, lead Chase Lawrence and Joe Memmel began to write songs while Zachary Dyke … Continue reading How Will You Know If You Never Try by COIN

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

There’s something else inside of Sufjan Stevens, the stereotypical eclectic artist, that drives him to create the most beautiful scenes with music. He never limits himself to a genre, typically a baroque indie folk, engaging with electronic pop and avant-garde stylings. To him, the only thing that limits music is the human mind. Notable for … Continue reading Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

Promise Me Endings by Great American House Fire

Self-proclaimed trans rights activists, it's easy to see why. This female powered punk/post-hardcore band from Denver has been picked up by Snappy Little Numbers record label, and this is their grand entrance. The group, led by three women (two trans women) and two guys on drums and bass, has been a part of the community … Continue reading Promise Me Endings by Great American House Fire

Night Shoots by MAMA

\21.1.19\ Songs that aren't legally and culturally commercialized the moment that they’re released tend to remain disregarded for a prolonged amount of time. Despite the lack of prevalence in their discovery, the song and/or the collection of songs in themselves can manifest into some of the world’s most memorable favorites. I can’t speak for every … Continue reading Night Shoots by MAMA