Archives for January 2015

Short Takes on 2 EPs and 1 Album

Little Boots – Business Pleasure EP Little Boots, AKA Victoria Hesketh, strips it back on her latest EP, peddling 4 mid-tempo electro-pop songs that sound like they’re in the demo stage of production.  Maybe too many producers spoil the sonic broth (Com Truise, Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco, and Chris Carmouche), except this time around it’s … [Read more...]

Alt-folk/indie rock band Waterfall Wash releases debut EP in January

Waterfall Wash is a quirky, catchy mesh of folk, gospel and indie rock. The five-piece lets steel guitar and autoharp coexist alongside colorful layers of synthesizer, glockenspiel, and three-part vocal harmonies. Waterfall Wash lands in the spectrum of Big Star, Local Natives, and Talking Heads. "Visions"With a nod to Chicago's indie jazz … [Read more...]

Hard Rockers Dead Sara Announce Pre-Order on PledgeMusic

Hard rock band Dead Sara, a female-fronted breakout act from Los Angeles, known for their single "Weatherman" from their eponymous self-titled debut album, have announced a pre-order with PledgeMusic.   The band chose to work with PledgeMusic to deepen their engagement with fans as they release new music. The new album, titled PLEASURE TO MEET YOU, … [Read more...]

Emmy The Great – S ep

It is almost seven years since I first heard Emmy The Great, on a compilation from the Something In Construction label, and in a world that is sometimes full of women with guitars and not a lot else, Emmy's newest release is as resonant and memorable as I thought 'Gabriel' was in 2008. Each of its four tracks shows a separate facet of Emmy's music, … [Read more...]


  THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ANNOUNCE WINTER AND SPRING 2015 TOUR DATES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "1,000 YEARS" NOW STREAMING ONLINE BRAND NEW ALBUM, GET HURT, IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW VIA ISLAND RECORDS "Get Hurt registers as the band's first true shift in perspective...The music on Get Hurt is broader and more muscular...Brian Fallon is still a … [Read more...]

Arc Waves – Arc Waves (EP)

Arc Waves is a puzzler. I'm enthusiastic about it, but this project band misfires. My ear is drawn toward the classically styled vocals of Elaine Lachica. And how this EP works is the vanilla-canvas rhythm section and heavy, heavy reverb on the guitar create space in which the vocal paints light and shadow, clouds and ash. Arc Waves is … [Read more...]

Aussie Dream-pop band New Navy releases Single

  Sydney Dream-Pop wanderers NEW NAVY release yet another single, preparing us for their much anticipated debut album. ‘Pelican’ brings back everything you’ve grown to love from the band's past, with it's signature drum pounding & infectious playful melodies. Written on a summer's day in a lakeside cottage, the bands latest … [Read more...]

Noveller – Fantastic Planet

Since her 2009 solo debut Paint On The Shadows, under her Noveller nom de plume, Sarah Lipstate has cut a prolific run of releases for a range of labels (such as No Fun Productions, Important Records and her own Saffron Recordings), toured with many mentors and fellow-travellers (like Glenn Kotche, Aidan Baker and St. Vincent), alternated between … [Read more...]