Interview with Flowers

Hello Rachel!  It’s such a delight to catch you at this moment in time while you’re preparing for your debut album release this fall.   You’ve had the good fortune of being noticed online where you posted some of your demos early on, which led to touring Europe with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.   Was it a shock to go from studio (Well, … [Read more...]

Eternal Summers – Silver

The early 21st century post-punk revival, spearheaded by the sinewy jams of bands like The Strokes and The Libertines, is showing more age than its 10 years would suggest.  For a movement that was so focused on rock’s most primal and threadbare essentials, it’s sort of confounding to hear so many 2010 acts employing not only the basic … [Read more...]

Chairlift – Does You Inspire You

This album was originally released in 2008, but was re-released in 2009 with two new tracks tacked on, the delightful “Le Flying Saucer Hat” and “Dixie Gypsy”.  The Brooklyn, NYC-based (by way of Boulder, CO) band has gained acclaim and a following for its indie-pop that marries off-beat lyrics, 80s-style instrumentation and song structures, and … [Read more...]

Blind Man’s Colour – Wooden Blankets EP

For those of you who still refuse to endorse Kanye West as the voice of your generation, or just simply take offense to the excessive use of caps lock, you may be unaware of new indie experimental duo Blind Man’s Colour. Made up of 19 year-old Floridians Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri, this band was virtually unknown until early 2009 when Kanye … [Read more...]

Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

Front to back, Surfer Blood’s debut album Astro Coast is catchy as hell, and like all catchy music, the melodies make so much sense that they sound effortless. With sturdily-constructed, semi-noodley guitar-centric rock like this the comparisons to The Shins and early Weezer are absolutely unavoidable. That's really no big deal, though, because … [Read more...]