Seryn – This is Where We Are

There’s been a subtle lift-off for folk music in the past few years and although it’s been something that has been well chronicled, there is much to say about music that is able to sound genuine and earnest without being forced. Artists like The Tallest Man on Earth, Fleet Foxes and others have taken to the use of banjos, ukuleles and accordions … [Read more...]

Birds & Batteries – Panorama

The steady drive of experimentation comes from a band’s skill at knowing when it’s time to progress. Most bands often get stale before they’re able to capitalize on flourishing moments where everything comes together. San Francisco band Birds & Batteries have recently discovered what it means to be striking at the right time. With Panorama, the … [Read more...]

The Prids Announce New Album, Tour

The unique sounding band announced the release of their new album on June 11, Chronosynclastic, on Velvet Blue Music. It features Doug Martsch of Built to Spill on vocal harmonies and guitar. The first single off the album, “I’ll Wait,” combines elements of pop and rock and can be heard below. “I’ll Wait” by The … [Read more...]

The Langley Sisters – “Queen Bee” 7″

Retro pop, a smooth trio of super cute women and catchy, sugary melodies all make for excellent music and The Langley Sisters, three sisters from London, make just that kind of music. Currently, they’re in the studio writing the music for their debut album but they’ve preceded that with a lovely seven inch slice of vinyl for their lead single, … [Read more...]

Map – Speechless

Speaking about old standbys: the favorite bar to gather at after work, the best place for a brisk lunch, the trivial flick that always hits the spot; there are bound to be some disagreements. The members of Map pride themselves on their ability to carry consistently solid music with every changing album. And the constant remains the same with Josh … [Read more...]

Telegraph Canyon – The Tide and the Current

Dreaming and longing for something real and fully-realized, with every waking step and every yearning breath, it feels nearly impossible. The mystique and beauty of life and its ever-succumbing follies is a struggle that’s natural and ultimately, inevitable. But forgotten in all of this is the goal that there is something amazing waiting on the … [Read more...]

Kissing Cousins – Pillar of Salt

Looking back has its disadvantages, like turning into a pillar of salt. It also has its advantages, like Pillar of Salt, the debut album by California’s Kissing Cousins. Articulating the vision of songwriter Heather B. Heywood, this all-female lineup combines elements from punk, camp, R&B, hard rock, dark balladry, new wave, mystical psych, and … [Read more...]