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Lauryn Peacock – Euphonia

Words: Ryan Getz Lauryn Peacock exudes a quiet confidence that emerges earnestly in her latest record, titled Euphonia. It would be easy to label Peacock as a pianist/singer-songwriter and call it a day. However, there is a subtle versatility in her songwriting that denies this idea as a ...

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‘Ravi Shavi’ by Ravi Shavi Reviewed.

Ravi Shavis put out a self titled disc 'Ravi Shavi'. Ravi Shavi is a cool name, and likely an ode to the Pakistani origin of Ravi Shavi's lead singer. This is a text-book garage rock record, following in the tradition of the 2000's garage rock wave, drawing on earlier influences stemming back to ...

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Colin Ferguson from Yves talks about Coffin Boner Records and Oklahoma City’s music scene

I sit down with Colin Ferguson from Yves (OKC) and talk about Coffin Boner Records, the OKC scene at large (and the OKC comp he's traveling with), and the rest of the Yves tour. IATU: So what’s the deal with the comp? Its OKC bands? How did you guys put that together? Colin: So, its all bands ...

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soundscapes for your pleasure [relevant discoveries]

Photo credit: Josh Ickes & Cameron McCasland Ryan Recommends: aave: I don't remember exactly how I found these guys, but they're an aural concoction that is part visual experience, part shoegaze, and part ambient rock. I just had a gut feeling I was going to like them. Don't you love it when ...

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new horizons [single reviews]

Words: Ryan Getz / Household promo photo: Heather Vaught Household - "Wistern": Substream magazine describes "Wistern" as a slab of hardcore punk. The last time I heard a band's music be described as a slab of something I was reading the biography of Columbus post rock powerhouse The End of the ...

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Quick editorial: Jamie XX art installation

Words: Ryan Getz So I just read on the EDM superblog Dancing Astronaut that Jamie XX would be taking part in an art installation in London's the National Gallery. So, in that mammoth old building in the iconic Trafalgar Square, one of the leading contemporary composers, having released the lauded In ...

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an assortment of song reactions [single reviews]

Words: Ryan Getz / Photo: Pat Johnson J. Jaffe - "Dark Room": Get ready people, this track is a warm up of sorts for the rest of this write up. If you're older, maybe you'll dig this and not the rest of what we talk about! Who knows! This blues rock artist from San Franscisco gives us a track that is ...