Kidsmoke is the Dreamy Indie Pop Band on the Rise!

Kidsmoke is on fire after performing at SXSW and being named in the Austin 100. This hot indie band is rising in the U.K. and now across the United States as well. They’ve been featured on BBC Radio and have even placed a song in the legendary show Black Mirror. Their success if well deserved because they have quite a unique sound. The band, made … Continue reading Kidsmoke is the Dreamy Indie Pop Band on the Rise!

I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

In 2011, I Set My Friends on Fire released Astral Rejection – a sweet, grating fusion of crunkcore, extreme metal and emo-pop. It continued what the band pioneered on their 2008 debut to largely negative reviews. What’s not as well known is that there was an original version of Astral Rejection. Epitaph Records shelved it in 2010. But now, the label has decided to release … Continue reading I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

The Drew Thomson Foundation Drops Fun Indie Rock Song “Break”

 “”On the surface, “Break” is about a relationship, but in a broader sense, it’s about not being afraid of change and the possible consequences that can come from it. We had a lot of fun working with Alex Newport, and I think that comes through in the recording and the rest of the album.” – Drew Thomson Drew Thomson, the Single Mothers frontman, is out … Continue reading The Drew Thomson Foundation Drops Fun Indie Rock Song “Break”

Post Death Soundtrack and their Unique Brand of Industrial Music

Blending in doom metal, EDM, ambient tones, progressive rock, and psychedelic/experimental electronica, Post Death Soundtrack is a unique voice in the industrial music world. Last month, they released their latest album, It Will Come Out Of Nowhere, a powerful collection of 11 industrial songs ranging from dark ambient to bombastic rock, sometimes within the same track. The album’s lead single features a great music video … Continue reading Post Death Soundtrack and their Unique Brand of Industrial Music

‘Me’ by Chippass Is Minimalist, Perfectly Off-Beat NorCal Rap

‘Me’ by Chippass featuring E-40 and ALLBLACK is some groovy, minimalist rap with some technical, interesting and genuinely unique flows. “They in love with money but they love themselves more,” a press release says. “Gotta keep it playa when you around these parts.” This has a slow, buzzy analog vibe that’s reminiscent of past trends. At the same time, it feels like forward-facing. Part of … Continue reading ‘Me’ by Chippass Is Minimalist, Perfectly Off-Beat NorCal Rap

Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ Is Punchy Swedish Pop Punk

Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ is a punchy, attitudinal interpretation of pop punk. This is a fun little tune from the Swedish rockers. As many Swedes do, these guys seem to have an affinity for the garage rock genre, but these guys are bringing a poppier, spunkier flavor to that sound. The female-led performance further separates these guys from the crowd. They have a meaningfully … Continue reading Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ Is Punchy Swedish Pop Punk

‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me Is Bass-Heavy Alt-Rock

‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me is a prescient, groovy alternative rock track. These guys describe themselves as an “alternative/garage rock band in Chicago,” made up of “members influenced by classic rock, thrash metal, indie rock, blues and just about anything in between.” This, the band says, “is a personal song about struggling with working too much and finding time to … Continue reading ‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me Is Bass-Heavy Alt-Rock

‘My Vision’ by Cold Lands Is Tight, Atmospheric Prog Rock

‘My Vision’ by Cold Lands is a precise, deeply atmospheric take on progressive rock. The band is described as, “an atmospheric rock project in which,” bandleader Alexandre Martorano “writes, composes and performs.” Martorano started the band after attending, “a classical music school where he studied classical guitar for eight years.” He “began writing his first compositions in 2004.” This is an impressive track. The way … Continue reading ‘My Vision’ by Cold Lands Is Tight, Atmospheric Prog Rock

‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words Is a Strong Take on Traditional Pop Punk

‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words is a clean, crunchy take on a radio-friendly iteration of pop punk. These guys describe themselves as, “an energetic indie rock band out of Indianapolis, IN.” This year, the band will release a new record titled Good Day, Bad Me. “The album explores the struggles of addiction, grief, depression, and accepting one’s own mortality,” the band says. “In these trying times we need to … Continue reading ‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words Is a Strong Take on Traditional Pop Punk

Grain Thief’s “Stateline Hills” is a Truly Unforgettable Song

The song “Stateline Hills” is described by the songwriters as “a classic gambling song.”  Grain Thief released “Stateline Hills” last year on a record titled “Stardust Lodge.” The song is a lonesome sounding country banger about gambling, alcoholism, and partying too heavily. The song is hard hitting. It’s about losing too much money, and losing your soul to complete darkness. The sound of the singers … Continue reading Grain Thief’s “Stateline Hills” is a Truly Unforgettable Song