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…

Tycho: Awake

• 2014/03/18 • Ghostly International • Indie Electronic, Pop/Rock • *Awake* | Montana | Dye | See | Apogee Tycho’s second album, to someone like myself that does not spend a lot of time listening to electronic music, has a similar feel to his first effort. Both have fun surprises as they allow the listener to sit and be swept away by the…

Shocking Pinks: Guilt Mirrors

• 2014/02/18 • Stars & Letters • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Shoegaze • Not Gambling | Ten Years | *My Best Friend* | Soapsudds | Love Projection (Dedicated to Jerry Fuchs) | Keep Dreaming | St. Louis (Featuring Gemma Syme) | A Million Times “I felt like an apple with no core” — “Ten Years” Guilt Mirrors is New Zealander Nick…

East India Youth: Total Strife Forever

• 2014/01/14 • Stolen Recordings • Indie Electronic, Indie Pop • Glitter Recession | Dripping Down | Heaven, How Long | *Looking for Someone* | Song for a Granular Piano “I know you feel something” — “Looking For Someone” William Doyle’s solo debut under the guise of East India Youth is a heady effort, slaloming back and forth from dreamy electro-pop to…

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”…

Phoenix: Bankrupt!

• 2013/04/23 • Glassnote • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic • Entertainment | Trying To Be Cool | Bourgeois “Adolescent singing out real loud. Some wild English tune: “Sha-lala lala-lala lala-lala lalala.” — “Bourgeois” Phoenix is like the vistas at Versailles (their home), they are bold, expansive and roaring. And much like a king looking out from the porch of their chateau, Phoenix…

Indians: Somewhere Else

• 2013/01/29 • 4ad • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic • New | Bird | Melt “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep.” — “Lips Lips Lips” The brain child of a Copenhagen man, the artist, Søren Løkke Juul. According to 4ad’s website, Juul’s music came to their attention because of some demo tapes in 2012. “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep,” is…