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colorful singles to kick off your 2016 [single reviews]

Words: Ryan Getz / Photo: Dustin Smith Colours - "The Unforgettable": The indie pop band Colours have arisen from the ashes of post-hardcore/metalcore band Burden of a Day, and are getting ready to release their debut full length Ivory from Victory Records - a departure in genre for the label. "The Unforgettable" is the ...

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EVERYONE LEAVES-SEASONAL AFFECTIVE [SINGLE REVIEW]

Words: Ray Moore/Photo: Everyone Leaves Things that Ohio are known for; 2 Hall of Fames, the birthplace of Superman, and those pesky OSU Buckeyes. As one that is not native to this state, these were things I knew before I moved here in 2009. The one thing that I did not know was Columbus, OH had one heck of a music scene. ...

A little bit of twang, a lot of quirkiness [single reviews]

C. Young - "A.I.P.": C. Young brings to the table impeccable production with a dreamy, foreboding beat that is moderately more enjoyable than the somewhat cliche lyrics. Note that I didn't say that the song as a whole is moderately enjoyable. Just that the beat is moderately more enjoyable - that is, memorable - in my mind ...

an article with songs that shouldn’t need a clickbait title [single reviews]

Curtsy - "One Less Thing": The reverb-y indie pop band from LA makes their debut with a sound they describe as being inspired by Radiohead and Fleetwood Mac. A bold comparison, for sure. Too bold? That's going to be an opinion that rests in the ear of the beholder, but for now I'm liking this track. Offhand, I think the ...

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Crowd Sourced Reviews: Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”

Coldplay has officially announced their seventh full length album, titled A Head Full of Dreams. This is rumored to be their final record. With a lot riding on what could be a career defining album for one of our generation's iconic bands, people have a lot to say about the first single, titled "Adventure of a Lifetime." ...

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many ways to achieve frisson, or get close [single reviews]

Photo cred: Many Rooms Facebook profile Many Rooms - "Hollow Bodies": This artist recently signed with Other People Records, an indie label you should definitely keep an eye on. This debut song is a haunting cloud of tranquility that mixes in a healthy balance of acoustic and electric guitar, alongside breathy vocals ...

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I munched on candy corn while choosing these songs for you.

MUTEMATH - "Used To": MUTEMATH is still this writer's favorite band, and they are releasing their brightest material yet. "Used To" is methodical, fun, and has a tendency to hit the spot in a unique way. I have a feeling the band may be saving the best off of Vitals for later. [soundcloud ...