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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 ...

Songs for the last day of vaca [single reviews]

Coldbones - "New Heights": It's been quite a long time since we've written about a post-rock band on here. Quite a pity, really. Fortunately we opened an email sent by an oft-overlooked PR firm and we came across this band. Elements of shoegaze permeate the landscape this band paints. You can almost dance to this song. It's ...

Get on outta here get on out! [single reviews]

photo credit - Danny Clinch CHVRCHES - "Get Out": One of the most aggressive offerings of the Scottish trio so far manifests itself in the angsty song "Get Out." That in-your-face analog synth gives new meaning to the term "music to my ears," even though quite literally that's what it is (as if you need me to explain that ...

Sail away to these tunes [single reviews]

lostboycrow - "I'm a Sailor Not a Salesman": The growing indie pop underground movement added another name to their list recently - lostboycrow. The red-haired crooner from the west coast adds a bit of old-school soul to the smooth groove and electronic beats the indie pop movement has become known for. A guitar part before ...

more new new for you you [single reviews]

Sucre - "Inside": Honestly, if Darren King is involved is there much of a chance I'm not going to love it? Not really. But I spent most of this song going "Wow, that's a neat groove" or "cool effect!" or "those visuals, though" instead of thinking about how catchy the song is (or isn't). It actually is catchy, though. But the ...

2018 freshness for conversation [single reviews]

The Gray Havens - "High Enough (feat. Propaganda)": Organic pop at it's best. This song was the spiritual alternative pop song I didn't know I was looking for. Propaganda leads his 10/10 narrative skills to create a broader narrative that speaks a colorful soundscape into existence. Or perhaps more accurately, this soundscape ...

Some new new for y’all [single reviews]

Photo credit: David James Swanson Jack White - "Connected By Love": An oddly apocalyptic music video heralds the return of Jack White, more vibey than ever and yet still the same as ever. This is a jam, and a dreamy one at that. Jack sounds wistful and more emotional than ever, but still retains his trademark swagger of a ...