Minks: Tides End

• 2013/08/06 • Captured Tracks • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Shoegaze •  *Everything’s Fine* | Painted Indian | Hold Me Now | Margot “Like a Kennedy, you’re gone before your time.” — “” New York City band, the Minks fill their second album with music which would feel right at home in the 80’s. It’s synthy pop, shoegazey sound is…

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr: The Speed of Things

• 2013/10/08 • Warner Bros. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Electronic • Run | If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On the Dancefloor) | War Zone “” — “” Probably the toughest name in the music biz to understand. Why? I was happy to see them make fun of it on their “If You Don’t See Me”…

Gliss: Langsom Dans

• 2013/01/22 • Modern Outsider • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • A to B | Waves | The Sea Tonight “We laugh and we cry on the waves of our promising lives.” — “” The music of Gliss is both gentle and tearing. The vocals are meshed into a cobweb of sound that moves throughout the record.…

Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! [ep]

• 2013/09/10 • Joyful Noise Recordings • Alternative/Indie Rock, Orchestral Pop, Indie Pop • Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! | Song For the Sold ” I fell in love with you the only way I knew how.” — “” Last year Kishi Bashi blew us all away with his debut release, “151a”. To help get us through until next release…

Kisses: Kids in LA

• 2013/05/14 • Cascine • Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock • The Hardest Part | Huddle | *Funny Heartbeat* “I am feeling the pulse of this Funny Heartbeat.” — “Funny Heartbeat” Last minute Summer fun for us all. This groovie little number should be just right for turning the corner and nestling us all into fall. Goodbye Summer! Kisses…

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…