Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ Is Crunchy Hardcore with a Melodic, Personal Take

Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ is punishingly melodic hardcore with some clear cues from the metal and alt-rock worlds. They describe their approach as featuring, “introspective lyrics backed with a progressive hybrid of fast paced punk and heavy hard metal.” Continue reading Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ Is Crunchy Hardcore with a Melodic, Personal Take

Sandy Allen’s ‘Napper’ Is Chilled Out, Gaze-y Alt Rock from Washington State

Sandy Allen’s ‘Napper’ is slow, relaxed alternative rock with a melodically fuzzy approach. The crew from the “Olympia underground,” describes itself as, “tweegaze.” I’m not really sure exactly what that is, but I think it’s safe to say it has something to do with shoegaze. These guys have a distorted sound whose slow, saccharine crawl has a lot of throwback vibes. Obviously, these guys are … Continue reading Sandy Allen’s ‘Napper’ Is Chilled Out, Gaze-y Alt Rock from Washington State

‘Mo’s Desert Clubhouse’ by Wharves Is Crackling, Spastic Modern Post-Punk

‘Mo’s Desert Clubhouse’ by Wharves is dynamic, high-energy post-punk with a spastically anxious retro approach. “The music for this track came from our Sapphire Sessions in March 2018,” the band says, when they “stayed in a beautiful house near the beach in Coffs Harbour and jammed for three days straight.” Continue reading ‘Mo’s Desert Clubhouse’ by Wharves Is Crackling, Spastic Modern Post-Punk

‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats Is High-Strung Indie with an Emo-Pop Take

‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats is fast, sad indie rock fused with high-energy take on pop punk. “Dad Hats flirts with the nineties, makes out with indie rock and is married to catchy hooks,” they say, and set “themselves apart in the Nashville music scene with nonstop, high energy live shows.” Continue reading ‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats Is High-Strung Indie with an Emo-Pop Take

Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge

Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ is sludgy, melodic alternative that takes a lot cues from the hard rock and metal worlds. The band says this song “enters the mysterious mind of Eckman, following a lone astronaut careening through the void. Able to show their knowledge of what an alt-rock, post-grunge song should sound like, the single calls back to the rock of the nineties with a modern twist.” Continue reading Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge

‘Racecar’ by Aries Is Chilled-Out Modern Pop-Trap with a Tropical Vibe

‘Racecar’ by Aries is relaxed modern hip-hop with a tropical trap beat and poppy sung vocals. “Hailing from Southern California,” this artist “is part of a new generation of artists that have bypassed the traditional┬áchannels of reaching fans in favor of a more direct approach.” Continue reading ‘Racecar’ by Aries Is Chilled-Out Modern Pop-Trap with a Tropical Vibe

‘Nightstreet’ by Queenstreet Moonrunners Is Indie with Diverse Influences

‘Nightstreet’ by Queenstreet Moonrunners is some patient, post-punk-oriented pop rock out of Sweden. These guys bring a lot of different influences to the table. That shows in the diverse range of acts they have played with on the road. Continue reading ‘Nightstreet’ by Queenstreet Moonrunners Is Indie with Diverse Influences

‘Home Sweet Home’ by L-Space Is a Compelling, Immersive Electronic Soundscape

‘Home Sweet Home’ by L-Space is an expansive soundscape touching on pop and indie electro. “A retrofuturistic drone leads to a unique pop soundscape with complex beats,” the band says of this album-leading track, which features, “layers of melodies and grooving bass.” These Scots describe themselves as, “a future-pop band.” Continue reading ‘Home Sweet Home’ by L-Space Is a Compelling, Immersive Electronic Soundscape