Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Bring Romance Vibes to Music

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska is the deeply soulful band that goes by the name of Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. Hoyer’s deep and mysterious voice cuts through the listeners soul as he sings on the single “Love Song.” The well-played instrumentation adds to the already brilliant songwriting to create an element of romance that shines through completely in the music. Making it’s way to the … Continue reading Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Bring Romance Vibes to Music

‘The Right Thing’ by Cannon Eyes Is Emotive Kentuckian Pop Punk

‘The Right Thing’ by Cannon Eyes is an emotive, well-developed take on pop punk out of Kentucky. These guys describe themselves as, “an indie rock band in Lexington, KY formed by longtime friends Nathan Musick [on guitar and vocals], Jonny Tsang [on bass], Eric Denmark [on drums] and Andrew Denmark [on guitar]. Loud, dark, groovy, singable indie rock made up of four friends with four … Continue reading ‘The Right Thing’ by Cannon Eyes Is Emotive Kentuckian Pop Punk

‘Vulgar’ by Horns Is Groovy Punk with a Classic Rock-Style Approch

‘Vulgar’ by Horns in some groovy, classic rock-inflected punk out of the Dominican Republic. These guys do a really good job of bringing a forward, crusty approach to punk without sacrificing clarity or compositional complexity. For a listener who grew up with classic rock, a lot of this track will sound eerily familiar. It seems like in certain regards these guys are reworking and remixing … Continue reading ‘Vulgar’ by Horns Is Groovy Punk with a Classic Rock-Style Approch

RETROSPECT by Hunter T. [Poem]

My mind wanders and then I catch it Dark thoughts perpetuate I set them on fire, and for a moment They burn with fury. My mind ablaze in retrospect Until I scatter the ashes Leaving my heart cold again I’m tranquil but numb Like frozen from waiting too long A light far ahead glimmers Giving me hope once again This cycle won’t persist much longer … Continue reading RETROSPECT by Hunter T. [Poem]

‘The Broken Satellite’ by Nights Like Thieves Is Some Strong SoCal Emo

‘The Broken Satellite’ by Nights Like Thieves is some sad, spacey alternative rock with a clear, dreamy vibe. These guys say they “started out in October of 2016 in San Diego, California. We self record, mix and mastered our own recordings and film and edit our own music videos.” They describe their sound as moving between “an upbeat, intricate and melodic vibe to a slower, … Continue reading ‘The Broken Satellite’ by Nights Like Thieves Is Some Strong SoCal Emo

DCR Pollock’s ‘Revolutions Etc.’ Is Tense, Amorphous Alt Rock

DCR Pollock’s ‘Revolutions Etc.’ is some tense, eclectic rock with a dense, layered take. This artist describes himself as, “a genre-blending singer-songwriter from Costa Mesa, CA, who began releasing music from his parent’s garage at 14.” He says this track “is about the mundane life that happens in the middle political turmoil,” like “trying to get to a date while protesters are blocking the streets. … Continue reading DCR Pollock’s ‘Revolutions Etc.’ Is Tense, Amorphous Alt Rock

Since When’s ‘The Straw’ Is Powerful, Emotive Pop Punk

Since When’s ‘The Straw’ is some gruff, sad pop punk out of the American Midwest. These guys describe themselves as, “a four-piece band from Wisconsin.” They say this “is the first song off of our first album, Heliconia.” These guys definitely know how to establish a sense of melancholy within the framework of a sweet, highly melodic punk track. In spite of their clear pop … Continue reading Since When’s ‘The Straw’ Is Powerful, Emotive Pop Punk

The Ten Year Program’s ‘Ambien Wet Dream’ Is Dense, Melodic Alt Rock

The Ten Year Program’s ‘Ambien Wet Dream’ is a dense, melodic take on post-hardcore. These guys describe themselves as, “a two-person collaboration, written, recorded and produced by Ian Richards,” who is responsible for music, arrangement, engineering and mastering, “and Jack McCracken” on vocals. Although the mix on here is a little rough, there’s a lot of cool stuff happening. The vocals are top-notch. They have … Continue reading The Ten Year Program’s ‘Ambien Wet Dream’ Is Dense, Melodic Alt Rock

Music From a Birdcage’s ‘The Haircut Song’ Is Janky Lo-Fi Prog

Music From a Birdcage’s ‘The Haircut Song’ is janky progressive rock with a lo-fi vibe. “Music from a Birdcage is the solo project of veteran Bay Area musician Matt Deems,” this artist says, “who has contributed to a number of musical endeavors over the years,” including “as a guitarist and songwriter for the respected San Francisco post-rock group Form and Fate.” This track, “written and recorded … Continue reading Music From a Birdcage’s ‘The Haircut Song’ Is Janky Lo-Fi Prog

Dear Brother’s ‘Upstream’ Is Nice Vibe-Oriented Soft Rock

Dear Brother’s ‘Upstream Colour’ is a slow, sweet and broad take on rock music out of the United Kingdom. These guys describe themselves as, “a London-based band releasing their debut EP over 2018.” This is a nice vibe-oriented soft rock track. The way the fleeting guitar licks flutter along with the rubbery, pulsing bass lines is really something to be envied. Behind that, the expansive, … Continue reading Dear Brother’s ‘Upstream’ Is Nice Vibe-Oriented Soft Rock