Augustines: Augustines

• 2014/02/04 • Votiv Music • Alternative/Indie Rock • Cruel City | Nothing To Lose But Your Head | *Don’t You Look Back* | Walkabout | This Ain’t Me “If you could give me any advice, I would listen, I would you know.” — “Don’t You Look Back” Previously known as We Are Augustines, this band from my vantage point effectively channels the…

Lanterns On the Lake: Until the Colours Run

• 2013/10/15 • Bella Union • Alternative/Indie Rock • Elodie | The Buffalo Days | Until the Colours Run | Green and Gold | *Another Tale From Another English Town* | Our Cool Decay “We just want the quiet life.” — “Another Tale From Another English Town” Lanterns On the Lake instrumentals remind me of Explosions in the Sky (more than the…

††† (Crosses): ††† (Crosses)

• 2014/02/11 • Sumerian • Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Metal • This Is a Trick | Bitches Brew | Thholyghst* | The Epilogue | Option | Bermuda Locket | Frontiers | Nineteen Ninety Four | Option | Prurient “The roses are in bloom, but in a strange way I know somehow we’re doomed.” — “The Epilogue” ††† (Crosses) combines the workmanship of two alternative metal/rock mainstays, Deftones singer…

Solander: Monochromatic Memories

• 2014/02/04 • A Tenderversion Recording • Indie Folk, Folk Pop • *The Woods Are Gone* | All Opportunities | Monday Afternoon | Black Rug | Social Scene | Monochromatic Memories | Lighthouse “I can see that the woods are gone.” — “The Woods Are Gone” Swedish band plays soft acoustic pop within a folk veil, while the hushed vocals give their…

Sun Kil Moon: Benji

• 2014/02/11 • Caldo Verde • Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock • Carissa | *I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love* | Pray for Newton | Jim Wise | I Love My Dad | I Watched the Film the Song Remains the Same | Micheline | Ben’s My Friend “When I was a kid my dad brought home a guitar he got from Sears…I still…

Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow

• 2014/02/04 • Vagrant • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • *Overdone* | It’s Alright Now | Carry Me | Home By Now | Whenever, Whatever | Luna | Feel | Come To “This is where I build my home, and I wait for you so patiently, letting you find your own.” — “Home By Now” Much like their previous albums Bombay Bicycle Club continues…

Snowmine: Dialects

• 2014/02/04 • Mystery Buildings • Alternative/Indie Rock • To Hold an Ocean | *Rome* | Columbus | Plans | Silver Sieve “My legs took me where my mind refused to go.” — “Rome” Falling somewhere between the Broken Bells minus the digitized hooks and Grizzly Bear minus the quirky outbursts, and maybe sounding most like a straight-shooting Boxer Rebellion, Snowmine…