Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ Is the Most Introspective Indie Rock

Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ is some deep, folky indie rock from this prolific singer-songwriter. “In August 2016,” a press release reads, “during what he now recognizes as his lowest point, David Bazan was touring the country alone in an aging minivan and found himself in his hometown of Phoenix.” Before taking off the next morning “Bazan gave himself the gift of a quick … Continue reading Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ Is the Most Introspective Indie Rock

Runner’s ‘Eggshell’ Is Fuzzy, Nostalgic Indie Rock

Runner’s ‘Eggshell’ is some fuzzy, layered indie rock with a broad, homey approach. These guys have “quickly become of the best kept secrets in their music scene today,” they say. “The band fuses electronic and experimental elements into their ragged, heart-on-your-sleeve folk-rock.” They use the somewhat facetious phrase “Bandcamp songs for Soundcloud kids,” to define their sound. There’s a lot of really cool stuff happening … Continue reading Runner’s ‘Eggshell’ Is Fuzzy, Nostalgic Indie Rock

Michael Askin’s New Song “Aimless as the Wind” is the Perfect Soundtrack for Adventuring

Sounding like the simple but folk and classic rock songs of the 1970’s is Michael Askin‘s new song. “Aimless as the Wind” has feel good instrumentation and lyrical content that feels perfectly fitting for driving across America on the road trip of your dreams. The song seems to roll right along and sets a great traveling mood as the miles are adding up. The singer-songwriter … Continue reading Michael Askin’s New Song “Aimless as the Wind” is the Perfect Soundtrack for Adventuring

Nick Shattuck Sings an Ode to his Hometown while Soaking Up the Sun & Songwriting in SoCal

Having been born so close to the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Nick Shattuck is a man that was always bound to play bluesy inspired music. The singer-songwriter is currently based in Los Angeles, writing music and performing in the beautiful Southern California Climate. The change of climate from Wisconsin to SoCal has inspired his new song called “Sorry for the Weather” which dropped late January … Continue reading Nick Shattuck Sings an Ode to his Hometown while Soaking Up the Sun & Songwriting in SoCal

Swiss Singer-Songwriter, Mo Klé Releases Debut EP & Reflective Song about Death

“I wrote the song after I had to attend two funerals (one of my grandpa and another one of an old neighbour). Both funerals were pretty grim and dark. It made me reflect on how I would want to go when I have to.” Mo Klé is out with a beautiful finger picking folk song about death. The song is called “If I Die” and … Continue reading Swiss Singer-Songwriter, Mo Klé Releases Debut EP & Reflective Song about Death

JD Clayton’s New EP is Musically & Lyrically Beautiful from Start to End

In November of 2018, JD Clayton blessed music fans with a 5 song EP titled “Smoke out the Fire.” The EP is well written, musical, and lyrically beautiful. JD Clayton sings with pure authenticity and emotion in his song “Down the Open Road.” The song features country instrumentation including slide guitars, clever piano chords and riffs, and a simple drum that gives enough space for … Continue reading JD Clayton’s New EP is Musically & Lyrically Beautiful from Start to End

Danny Schmidt Releases “Last Man Standing” to Tease Upcoming LP & SXSW Performance

Danny Schmidt’s new song “Last Man Standing” is musically compelling and lyrically stunning. This talented songwriter is a great storyteller in his songs, both through music and lyrical content. “Last Man Standing” is a mellow sounding song that has an “anything goes” vibe to it. The song combines elements of folk, blues, country and Americana music to create a sound that brings listeners back to … Continue reading Danny Schmidt Releases “Last Man Standing” to Tease Upcoming LP & SXSW Performance

Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

Hither Green’ by Candy’s Room is some dynamic, funky rock music with a modern indie approach. These guys describe themselves as taking “influence from old Motown records and 80s college rock bands like Sonic Youth and Galaxie 500 in [an] attempt to create a hybrid of popular music tones.” They say this track “features string and brass arrangements, which have been layered using modern production techniques — an experiment to try … Continue reading Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

Gabe Greenland’s ‘She Walks Strapped Through the Shadows’ Is Somber, Eclectic Pop Rock

Gabe Greenland’s ‘She Walks Strapped Through the Shadows’ is intense, eclectic pop rock with a unique approach. There’s a lot going on here. The track is led by some slow, broad guitar work and punchy trap-style percussion. Over that, Greenland’s narrative, monotonously expressive vocal approach gives the track some structure. A lot of what makes this track unique lies in the details – especially the … Continue reading Gabe Greenland’s ‘She Walks Strapped Through the Shadows’ Is Somber, Eclectic Pop Rock

Flying Boots Releases Self Titled EP with Warm Acoustic Guitars & Soothing Vocals

Warming the soul with soothing acoustic guitars is the indie songwriting sensation Flying Boots with their new song “Walking on the Sun.” The vocal quickly demands the listeners full attention both in terms of tone and lyrical content. “Walking on the Sun” comes across as a folky ballad that sends a hopeful message to both chase your dreams completely, make sure you are living your … Continue reading Flying Boots Releases Self Titled EP with Warm Acoustic Guitars & Soothing Vocals