‘Evelyn’ by The Trust Fund Kids Is Competent, Pensive Indie Rock

‘Evelyn’ by The Trust Fund Kids is dark, pensive indie rock with a refined, understated approach. Musician Kevin Connor describes The Trust Fund Kids as his personal “self-produced musical project.” There’s an ideological unity and sonic togetherness on here that could only come from a one-man project. From the low, chunky guitar riffs peppered with warm electronic elements to the hopeless, monotone approach to the … Continue reading ‘Evelyn’ by The Trust Fund Kids Is Competent, Pensive Indie Rock

‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets Is Eclectic, Nostalgic-Yet-Futuristic Surf Rock

‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets is dynamic, sunny rock music with an understated, jazzy approach. “We’re a rock band from central Arkansas makin’ whacky noise,” the group says. They’re “just four guys who love ya cause we can.” This is off “a new in-studio concert series based out of Silver Street in Ashland, Nebraska,” called Hat Trick. The project’s curators describe the band as bringing together, “swirling … Continue reading ‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets Is Eclectic, Nostalgic-Yet-Futuristic Surf Rock

‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees Is Minimalist, Punky Toronto Alt Rock

‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees is straightforward, plinky alternative rock with an old school, punky flair. “Featuring the three-kneed attack of Joel Wheeler, Amye Sagar and Stefan Dos Santos,” these guys say they are based out of Toronto, though they hail “from Nelson, British Columbia, La Feria, Texas and Whitby, Ontario respectively.” In spite of their limited personnel, “the band does as much as it … Continue reading ‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees Is Minimalist, Punky Toronto Alt Rock

Viza’s ‘Pathway’ Is Warring, International Hard Rock

Viza’s ‘Pathway’ is rumbling hard rock with a mysterious world music flair. The group’s singer says for the “final digital release of the Unorthodox Revival EPs, we wanted to do something special. This song blends some of our traditional time signatures with a rock chorus and the result is quite the hybrid that our fans will really love.” The band says they aim to, “captivate the global … Continue reading Viza’s ‘Pathway’ Is Warring, International Hard Rock

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ is eclectic, layered pop rock with a clean, sad tone tone. This artist describes himself as, “a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles. Influenced by a disparate hodgepodge of west coast icons such as Stephen Malkmus, Flying Lotus and Russell Westbrook,” he aims to fuse “a deep knowledge of hip-hop production with modern punk-influenced slacker emo to create a personal … Continue reading Gabe Greenland’s ‘Sunbrnd’ Is Awesome, Non-Traditional Sad Pop-Punk

‘Sick’ by Townies Is Anxious, Dynamic New England Pop Punk

‘Sick’ by Townies is folky, grimy punk rock with an anxiously urgent, poppy approach. This “punk rock trio formed in the woods of Croydon, NH,” but is now “based in Boston, MA,” they say. They describe themselves as, “purveyors of bangers and broc.” These guys definitely traffic in raucous, rollicking tunes to say the least. They are unafraid to let their work develop and come … Continue reading ‘Sick’ by Townies Is Anxious, Dynamic New England Pop Punk

Artist of the Day: Andy McBride with “Shipyard Soul” (+ Exclusive Interview)

The exciting song comes from McBride’s debut solo record titled “Shipyard Soul.” The record has several different sounding songs to keep it interesting. Fans of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan will definitely enjoy the work of Andy McBride. Continue reading Artist of the Day: Andy McBride with “Shipyard Soul” (+ Exclusive Interview)

‘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

‘State Lines’ by Parlors Is Rolling, Dry NYC Indie Rock

‘State Lines’ by Parlors is rolling, dry indie rock out of New York City. This debut single demonstrates “the band’s penchant for layering a catchy riff on top of a bass-driven groove,” they say. The group’s “repertoire spans from hazy, desert-inspired tunes that might be heard at a dive bar in Tucson,” the band claims, “to 4-on-the-floor stompers.” This definitely has a kind of vaguely … Continue reading ‘State Lines’ by Parlors Is Rolling, Dry NYC Indie Rock

Cursive’s ‘Under the Rainbow’ Is a Strong Release From The Long-Running Omaha Indie Outfit

Cursive’s ‘Under the Rainbow’ is another strong release from this important, long-running Omaha-based indie rock group. The band describes itself as “writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty.” These guys emerged from the same Omaha prep school scene that launched the likes of Lullaby for … Continue reading Cursive’s ‘Under the Rainbow’ Is a Strong Release From The Long-Running Omaha Indie Outfit