With a more mature sound rooted in alternative rock with classic 60s undertones, ‘Momentary Vertigo’ sets this local San Diego band apart from the rest.
“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.
The band has managed to retain many of their signature sounds, & also convey a more introspective manner among their playful grooves.
With hints of 1960s folk and indie rock inspired sounds, you can’t help but feel as though you are drifting away on a cloud of nostalgia.
Porches, the New York based synth-pop project just released their newest album ‘The House’ through Domino Recording Co. Porches’ sound has shifted from a mainly calm indie vibe to a more despondent romantic electronic-pop sound in this enticing third album. Vocalist, Aaron Maine, has brought in a hypnotic flair to this record that can only be described as Depeche Mode meets The Neighborhood.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been practically exploding in anticipation for the debut album from LA rock group, Starcrawler. Let me just get it out there, I attempted to stay up until midnight last night because I was that excited, knowing full well that I had work the next morning. Sadly, I only made it until 10 p.m. before I fell asleep. Anticlimactic, I know. But waking up this morning and realizing that it was out made up for everything, and for the first time in 2018 I started the day off the right way.
I sat down with Megan Liscomb in her home to chat about her upcoming album “NEON” from her solo project PJ Sparkles. I’ve always been a fan of Megan’s music projects, so I was excited to get to talk to her about some more in depth topics regarding music, the creative process and what’s coming up in this new year.
On September 4th, 2017, the “slacker pop” band based out of Joplin, Missouri, Tennis Club, released their self titled album. The trio, consisting of bassist Justin Akin, drummer Sean O’Dell, and guitar/vocalist Wilson Hernandez, are breaking into the surf rock scene with the release of this first album.
On September 22nd, 2017, Lights, the Canadian alternative synthpop artist released her fourteen song album, “Skin & Earth.” This is the fourth studio album released by Lights and “Skin & Earth” is a culmination of her artistic career, bringing together passion, anger, and energy into one project. As well as an album, in order to combine the music to a story, Lights created the fictional alter ego character, Enalia, in a self written and illustrated comic book. The creativity of combing an album and a comic makes the whole experience of listening to this album other worldly.
Alvvays’ latest album, “Antisocialites,” exceeds expectations with it’s fluid instrumentals and alluring vocals. The Ontario natives have just released their second album on September 8th. Their first album, “Alvvays,” was released in 2014 and reached number one on U.S. college charts, but only almost a week after “Antisocialites’” release, it’s already imminent that this new project will do better than the last.
Taylor Grey is already making a name for herself following the release of her debut album, “Space Case.” The album is a much needed injection of life into an otherwise dreary summer for music.
For an album called “STOP The Space Age,“ these songs couldn’t seem to take you further out of the atmosphere. Each one carries a specific & futuristic angle that pushes the audience to stay attentive to every second of swirling vocals and electrifying guitar riffs. The boys of Buddha Trixie seem to have outdone themselves with this one.