Posts Tagged ‘indie’

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Psych-rock is a dangerous business. Unless you’ve spent the proper amount of time calibrating your sound to a matchless level of precision, it can oftentimes behave like an undercooked cupcake: good-to-go on the outside but runny and inconsistent where it matters. This probably wouldn’t b…

Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City, OK) – Words by Chase Dunn / Photos by James Villa – On a windy Autumn evening in Oklahoma City, in front of a sold-out crowd at Chesapeake Arena, Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt tour thundered into town. This night would be special as Midlake had scored an exclusive invitation to open only t…

Trees (Dallas, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa – The Dallas/Fort Worth area may not be home to any of the huge nationally known festivals like Austin is, but the cities don’t have to be to still be able to reap some of the benefits of them. Take for instance the show at Trees this night, where, aft…

– By Dustin Blocker – With The Head and The Heart’s sophomore album looming we thought it pretty savvy to share the record’s first single, “Shake”. If you’re already a fan of these folk-pop phenoms in the wake of the band’s excellent 2009 self-titled release, then you need little impetus to #PUSHPLAY. “Shake” is a fine…

– By Dustin Blocker – With chilling piano and a gorgeously haunting voice, Irish singer-songwriter Róisín O takes a minimalist approach to the music on her newest single, “Hold On”, and its video is equally sparse.  A stark narrative of two lowly service workers, and their could-be romance tiptoe about the dim office s…

– By Larissa Shouga – Upon my arrival at the studio I heard the delightful sound of a solitary violin finding its way down the long corridor. Looking into the booth I saw instrumentalist Cheryl Harrell tracking this charming sound, which is now bored its way permanently into my temporal lobe. Though I can’t say I’m ups…

– By Dustin Blocker – Detroit electro duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are set to release their sophomore record The Speed of Things next month and here’s their early offering, “War Zone“. A tasty preview chock full of summer ain’t gonna end guitars, poppy synth beats and airy vocals. This new single gets a #PUSHPLAY. “War Z…

– By Brandon Callies RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Editors perfect dark indie rock with their new album The Weight Of Your Love. It’s almost as if Ian Curtis never died and Joy Division never split up Songs like “The Weight” and “A Ton Of Love” are incredibly powerful, and it’s this type of songwriting that separates Editors fro…