Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love

• 2015/01/20 • Sub Pop • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Punk • Price Tag | *Fangless* | Surface Envy | No Cities to Love | Hey Darling “Your lies rearranged me, broke me down, but I’m not undone.” — “Fangless” I must admit I never had been one to listen to Sleater-Kinney. I don’t know why, my friend always talked so…

Pinkshinyultrablast: Everything Else Matters

• 2015/01/27 • Club AC360 • Shoegaze, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock • Wish We Were | Holy Forest | *Umi* | Ravestar Supreme | Marigold Pinkshinyultrablast’s name might be the only thing holding back this band. While the name isn’t easy to explain “everything else [that] matters” absolutely is. Their uptempo shoegaze sound plays in constant motion as if it…

alt-J: This Is All Yours

• 2014/09/23 • Atlantic • Alternative/Indie Rock • Arrival In Nara | *Nara* | Every Other Freckle | Left Hand Free | Hunger of the Pine | Warm Foothills “I’m going to bed into you like a cat beds into a bean bag.” — “Every Other Freckle” No bad at this time is as hot as Alt-J. With their subtle…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Only Run

• 2014/06/03 • CYHSY, Inc. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi • *As Always* | Coming Down | Only Run | Beyond Illusion | Impossible Request “Sooner or later I will change and we will be alright.” — “As Always” The thing I like about CYHSY is that after all this time in the spotlight they still appear to approach the music…

The Horrors: Luminous

• 2014/05/06 • XL Recordings • Alternative/Indie Rock, Shoegaze • Chasing Shadows | *So Now You Know* | In and Out of Sight | I See You | Mine and Yours “… Why should I try and prove it, if you wont believe it.” — “In and Out of Sight” The Horrors drape guitar/synth driven songs with a loose fitting shoegaze cloak. It is…

Damien Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

• 2014/01/21 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock • Silver Timothy | Return to Maraqopa | Metallic Cloud | Silver Donna | Silver Katherine | *Silver Joy* Far from, from the garden I saw stars fall like teeth, cutting my name into the earth.” — “Silver Katherine” Damien plays soft thoughtful rock without the need for over catchy displays making this musical gem…