Lovers: A Friend in the World

• 2013/09/24 • Badman Recording Co. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Tiger Square | Wander Through the Time of Hearts | Lavender Light “Don’t you fret, I love you best.” — “Wander Through the Time of Hearts” Indie group led by Carolyn Berk sings about the confusions of relationships and love from every angle while anchoring their thoughts with beautiful catchy…

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Fly By Wire

• 2013/09/17 • Polyvinyl Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Harrison Ford | Young Presidents | Nightwater Girlfriend “Her lips are like milk, she’s the nightwater queen.” SSLYBY (I guess this is suppose to make it easier to remember) hail from Springfield Missouri, this three-piece outfit maintains a small footprint as they dance around with a…

Christophe Maé: Je Veux Du Bonheur “Tombé Sous Le Charme” (Fallin’ Under the Charm)

• 2013/07/30 • Warner Brothers France • International (World), French Pop •  “Tombé Sous Le Charme” (Fallin’ Under the Charm) “Je crois pas au hasard, le jour comme le soir, tu me tiens chaud. Comme l’ébène et l’ivoire, viens on va s’assoir au vieux piano.“ Christophe Maé, actor turned popular French pop artist takes advantage of his stage craft…

Au Revoir Simone: Move in Spectrums

• 2013/09/24 • Instant Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop • More Than | The Lead Is Galloping | Crazy “Feel the waves that pull us under, the waiting wild inside. Brooklyn synth pop band, Au Revoir Simone push themselves forward on their most recent release. The sound still has a layed back vibe but it…

Phosphorescent: Muchacho de Lujo

• 2013/03/19 • Dead Oceans • Indie Folk, Alt-Country • *Song for Zula* | A New Anhedonia | The Quotidian Beasts “I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee.” — “” Sometimes you have to wonder if singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, the one-man-band behind Phosphorescent, would have been happier recording smooth country cuts back with Glen Campbell, Marty Robbins,…

Arcade Fire: Reflektor

• 2013/10/28 • Merge • Alternative/Indie Rock • Reflektor | We Exist | Here Comes the Night Time | It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus) “Will I See you on the other side?” — “Reflektor” Behold the rare instance where pre-release hype and expectations are not only met, but wildly surpassed. Realizing such a statement tiptoes the line of hyperbole…

Guards: In Guards We Trust

• 2013/02/05 • Black Bell • Alternative/Indie Rock • Giving Out | Ready To Go | Heard the News | Nightmare | Silver Lining | Coming True “What’s a boy supposed to do. With a girl, a girl like you.” Rock with high energy and shouted lyrics on repeat that don’t come down from the clouds for long.…