The Young – Dub Egg

Hailing harmoniously from the prestigious musical roots of Austin, Texas, The Young duly impress the masses with their second LP on Matador Records. Recorded in a cabin in the wilderness of Texas, The Young’s Dub Egg album remains fresh and unhinged by the proverbial “hipster” tendencies of trying to be uber-unique and untainted in the vast and … [Read more...]

[The] Caseworker – Letters From The Coast

They aren't exactly mysterious, [The] Caseworker, they just spread themselves around a lot. With band members variously inhabiting San Francisco, Switzerland and rural England, they seem less of an actual band and more of an association bound only by their musicality. The twelve tracks on Letters From The Coast aren't obviously the result of … [Read more...]

Francis International Airport – Monsters 7″ Single

Francis International Airport's new 7" single hits like gangbusters in its seven minute run time. "Monsters" is a dense, lush guitar rock song that focuses on atmosphere and a flourishing melody. Frontman Markus Zahradnicek paces throughout the verses before unleashing a thunderous hook to drive the song home. "Monsters" cools down for the final … [Read more...]

Bridges & Blinking Lights – Heroes, Guns & Snakes

Fans of guitar rock will find something in Bridges & Blinking Lights’ music they can relate to, whether it’s the propulsive and steady drumming of Christopher Considine, the slick, thundering bass riffs of Michael Lile, the sludgy, crunchy and often wily guitars of Marc Montoya, or the whiskey-soaked tones and raspy vocals of frontman Jake … [Read more...]

Kalamazoo – How To Hunt A Deer

Is it important that I mention that Kalamazoo is French? The band themselves probably wouldn't think so, and none of their declared influences are european. The Parisian four piece are fully paid up anglophiles, aficianados of the works of Kings Of Leon, Radiohhead, Interpol, Pixies, Arctic Monkeys .... none of them French bands. What does this … [Read more...]

No Through Road – “Party To Survive”

No Through Road is self-described as "Guided by Voices vs. Modern Lovers vs. Pavement." Once you start throwing around Guided by Voices and Pavement, indie ears immediately prick up. I'm not ready to evoke Pavement from No Through Road, but I like where they're going after hearing "Party To Survive" from their new album, Winner. due out on April … [Read more...]