Wye Oak: Shriek

• 2014/04/29 • Merge Records • Alternative/Indie Rock • Before | Shriek | The Tower | Glory | Sick Talk | *Despicable Animal* | Logic of Color “I need more of the world, speak of speak of moon, so full of your reflection.” — “Shriek” On their last album, Civilian, Wye Oak seemed to be more song to song oriented and they…

A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Sea When Absent

• 2014/06/24 • Lefse • Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop • Byebye, Big Ocean (The End) | In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) | *Crushin’* | MTLOV (Minor Keys) | Double Dutch | The Body, It Bends (ペルセポネが帰ってきた!) | Golden Waves “Like geometry, this is killing me.” — In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) This is…

First Aid Kit: Stay Gold

• 2014/06/10 • Columbia • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • My Silver Lining | Master Pretender | Stay Gold | Cedar Lane | *Shattered & Hollow* | The Bell  “Oh, I wish for once, I could stay gold.” — “Stay Gold” The Soderberg sister duo have come back and if you can believe this after the beauty and wonderful album, Lion’s…

Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain

• 2014/05/19 • Nonesuch • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter • Time Forgot | Zigzagging Toward the Light | Hundreds of Ways | *Artifact #1* | Enola Gay | Double Life | Desert Island Questionnaire “I hope I am forgotten when I die.” — “Hundreds of Ways” My favorite Conor Oberst album (Bright Eyes aside) thus far. The lyrics are thoughtful, insightful, and…

Foster The People: Supermodel

 • 2014/03/18 • Columbia • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Are You What You Want To Be? | Ask Yourself | Coming of Age | Pseudologia Fantastica | *The Truth* | Fire Escape “Your confidence is fading with your youth.” — “Ask Yourself” As far as sophomore efforts go I would say Foster the People show very little back slide after releasing such a stellar…

Kevin Drew: Darlings

• 2014/03/24 • Arts & Crafts • Alternative/Indie Rock • Body Butter | It’s Cool | Mexican Aftershow Party | You In Your Were | You Got Caught | *And That’s All I Know* “You can feel it, the fame won’t let you live.” — “You In Your Were” Broken Social Scene’s lead has been churning out notable indie rock music, with a handcrafted quality,…

Echo & the Bunnymen: Meteorites

• 2014/06/03 • 429 Records • Alternative/Indie Rock • Meteorites | Holy Moses | *Is This A Breakdown?* | Grapes Upon the Vine | Lovers On the Run   “No strawberry grows in strawberry road.” — “Constantinople” It’s been some time since Echo & the Bunnymen have left a mark on the music scene. Their newest album release proves that they were just dormant not…