Cloud Nothings: Here and Nowhere Else

• 2014/04/01 • Carpark • Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise Rock • Now Hear In | Quieter Today | Psychic Trauma | Just See Fear | No Thoughts | *I’m Not Part of Me* “Life gets boring, it fades away.” — “Psychic Trauma” Cloud Nothing is the brain child of Dylan Baldi, a fiddler of music madness. High impact noise that allows him to…

Manchester Orchestra: Cope

“So she tried to wash it out but that’s a stain that won’t dissolve“ [Loma Vista/Republic] • 2014/04/01 • Style: Alternative/Indie Rock L&M Picks:  Top Notch* | Choose You | Trees Behind front man, Andy Hull’s, unique and intriguing vocal delivery  this festering blister of an alternative  band out of Atlanta, Georgia continues to create a wonderful musical arena for us…

The Hotelier: Home, Like Noplace Is There

• 2014/02/25 • Tiny Engines • Alternative/Indie Rock, Emo • An Introduction to the Album | The Scope of All of This Rebuilding | *Your Deep Rest* | Among the Wildflowers | Discomfort Revisited “I called in sick from your funeral. The sight of your body made me feel uncomfortable.” — “Your Deep Rest” I gravitated toward this album purely because of the…

Richard Buckner: Bloomed

“This isn’t a goodbye letter, this is should I be here at all” [Merge Records] • 2014/03/18, remastered (1994) • Style: Country, Folk, Singer/Songwriter L&M Picks:  Blue and Wonder | Mud* | This Is Where Bloomed, Buckner’s debut, remastered for us more recent fans. I cannot help but envision someone playing their guitar quietly in a dark bar in the Midwest. Nothing fancy…

Chevelle: La Gárgola

• 2014/02/25 • Epic • Alternative Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock • Take Out the Gunman | Hunter Eat Hunter | *One Ocean* | Choking Game | Twinge “Feel the rush.” — “Choking Game” Chevelle’s graceful, melancholy, yet still mostly very aggressive alternative metal sound continues to impress this listener ever since tearing off the plastic cellophane and cracking open their Steve Albini connected debut album,…