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...]

Q&A with Tunabunny

Hi Brigette, Mary Jane, Scott, and Jesse!  Congrats on your 3rd and latest album, Genius Fatigue, which is out on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records.  I heard you’ve got a U.K tour coming up ASAP.  How is that looking and what are the essentials that you’ll be packing for this trip? Toothbrushes n undies. Also, a camping towel, umbrella and the … [Read more...]

Chains of Love – Strange Grey Days

Vancouver-based Chains of Love released this 7-song debut this past spring on Manimal Vinyl and it’s a nouveau-retro winner that delivers a  fresh, but faithful take on the old school musical stylings of the 60s and 70s, mixing vibrant 60s Girl Group harmonies and Wall of Sound dynamics with 70s organ psychedelia and more modern, sharply angular … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 2 Albums and 1 Single

Afternoon Naps – Summer Gang 7” Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records http://hhbtm.com/ The two cuts off the new 7” from Afternoon Naps have a gentle, sweet innocence to them, in sonics, vocals, and subject matter.  Placidly wistful vocals of the male variety are accompanied occasionally by light female harmonies amid jangle-pop guitars and … [Read more...]

Short Takes on Three Albums

Smoke Fairies - Ghosts V2 Records http://smokefairies.com/ Smoke Fairies is the London-based duo of Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies and the U.S.-only release Ghosts compiles their first two singles and an EP into a 9-song disc of hauntingly stark and beautiful noir alt-folk tunes that revolve around the gals’ ethereal to earthy dual … [Read more...]