Indians: Somewhere Else

• 2013/01/29 • 4ad • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic • New | Bird | Melt “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep.” — “Lips Lips Lips” The brain child of a Copenhagen man, the artist, Søren Løkke Juul. According to 4ad’s website, Juul’s music came to their attention because of some demo tapes in 2012. “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep,” is…

Shout Out Louds: Optica

• 2013/02/26 • Merge • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Sugar | Illusions | 14th of July “And after ten drinks this is what I meant to tell you.” — “Glasgow” For their fourth album, Shout Out Louds from Sweden choose to continue in the same vein as their previous albums, but they do it so well its hard to…

Sad Baby Wolf: Electric Sounds

• 2013/04/12 • Sad Baby Wolf • Alternative/Indie Rock • Bridges | Electric Sounds | Survival Guide “These tiny hands make electric sounds” — “Electric Sounds” Sad Baby Wolf has such a close resemblance vocally to John Roderick of The Long Winters that I had to check and see if he was working on a new project. Turns out the band…

Bring Me The Horizon: Sempiternal

• 2013/04/02 • Epitaph • Metalcore, Alternative Metal • Can You Feel My Heart “I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim.” — “Can You Feel My Heart” “Can you feel my,” screams as a reverberated “heart” shatters apart. The band plays with a piercing energy that provokes emotion from the listener. “Can You Feel…

Typhoon: A New Kind of House EP

• 2011/03/07 • Tender Loving Empire • Alternative/Indie Rock • Claws, Pt. 1 “Found a friend in the great great beast. He’s digging his claws in me.” — “Claws, Pt.1” Typhoon is a Portland band finding their stride. This coming August they will be releasing a new record. In honor and in anticipation I thought I would…

Night Beds: Country Sleep

• 2013/02/01 • Dead Oceans • Folk • Ramona | 22 “Church bells are ringing and everyone’s singing – why do we feel so alone?” — “” Another in the long line of recent albums blurring the realms of alternative, country, and folk, Country Sleep is an earnest swath of Americana brought about by singer/songwriter Winston Yellen. Highlights are…