The Guild League – Speak Up

I’m a big fan of Australia indie-popsters The Lucksmiths. For more than 15 years, this band has been pumping out brilliant albums, EPs, and singles of foot-tapping, clever, bright indie-pop, the kind of songs that make you want to sing along and listen to loudly while driving with the car window down on a beautiful Spring day. Led by singer/drummer … [Read more...]

The Hermit Crabs – Correspondence Course EP

Glassgow, Scotland’s The Hermit Crabs are an indie-pop band, pure and simple. But as pure as their music is, the brilliance of it is that it’s not so simple. This is not a lo-fi affair, as so many bands have done before with pretty vocals, a poppy beat, and some simple guitar. There’s plenty of lush instrumentation here, a nice mix of acoustic and … [Read more...]