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memorable tunes for hump day [single reviews]

Vesperteen - "Memory": I heard this song for the first time in the context of SXSW, so it will always have a bit of nostalgia tied to it for me. SX is special to me, making first experiences of music all the more meaningful in that context. I feel that Vesperteen have crafted a song that is malleable to nostalgia associated ...

I think this is working… I think. but these are def cool. [single reviews]

DBMK - "Heartscam": DBMK seem to have found that happy medium between Twenty One Pilots and The 1975, while occupying a space all their own. Their newest single "Heartscan" seems to further make a point of this. I appreciate the band's ability to make effective use of space in this song, often trading bombastic grooves for ...

Hoosier Highlights: March Edition

How about more Hoosier State highlights for you as March comes to a close? Originally, I had not planned on making this a monthly thing, but with all of the great new music coming out of Indiana that I discovered this month – particularly in the world of hip-hop – I decided it’d be fun to start doing this regularly. I ...

PROOF! (kinda) these songs are awesome [single reviews]

The New Schematics - "Prove Me Wrong": The New Schematics have ditched a classy throwback vibe for an equally classy, yet whimsical aesthetic that is as heartwarming as it is entertaining. This song is the second release of this new era of the band, and it acts as a proper follow up to "Who Do You Think You Are?" This song ...

Fashion Week is back with new single ‘Tell Me Something’

By Lieke Ruesink. Photo credit: Jared Heveron Alternative rock band Fashion Week has released a powerful new single, along with an enchanting music video that came out earlier this week. ‘Tell Me Something’ is a song about feeling depressed, but wanting to get back up. It tells a story of someone who feels desperate to ...

February’s Highlights from the Hoosier State [Single Reviews]

February was a great month for new music, and this was especially the case for artists from Indiana, who released some of the month’s best singles. Here are four tunes that really made me proud to be a Hoosier last month. Kristen – “Therapy”: The debut single from up and coming indie group Kristen is a groovy ...

snowy psych pop and more [single reviews]

Girl Colors - "St Anthony's Fire": The debut music video from psych-rock collective Girl Colors brings to mind My Morning Jacket and Manchester Orchestra, and even somewhat Vampire Weekend, albeit with more colorful and less moody stylings than those two artists. The single projects an image of serious musicians making ...