CAT DOWLING: FREEDOM

Something comes off a little bit Karen O-ish about this track but it’s not quite that indie. Instead it’s like if you take a healthy dose of Americana and injected it into modern female fronted indie rock stuff like Phoebe…

RYAN POLLIE : THE SHORE HOUSE

LA based singer/songwriter Ryan Pollie returns with his first song in two years. An excellent melancholy pop masterpiece, “The Shore House” weaves around with precise instrumentation in between incredibly catchy verses, stops and starts and a hooky chorus. The track…

THE DESCRIBERS: FEVER DREAM

When this track first gets a few bars in I hear early 80’s radio pop in the vein of Loverboy or one of those mall tour chicks like Tiffany or Debbie Gibson and even those examples have more edge to…

ADI SUN: BELLA SUN LEVER (ZIZZA REMIX)

So I did my due diligence and as my suspicions were proven correct, didn’t really need a remix as the original is more interesting than the remix in my opinion. They took a mellow indie rock song and now it’s…

Career Boy - “Size Up”

Career Boy brings da funk, wif “Size Up”, mo fos! Whoa, what happened? 
Clocking in at under two minutes, it seems they wanted to get in and out on this one, quick! 
I mean, it works but would've liked another…

THE TISBURY’S: SHATTERED ft. RIVERBY SINGLE

I’m not sure how I feel about this. The band compares themselves to Vampire Weekend and Phoebe Bridgers, two artists I love. Not sure I hear that at all, where as it’s not quite…

GEAREDMAH: HIGHLY DERIVATIVE LP

I’m the resident indie rock person at Blood Makes Noise so I was a little surprised to get this grungy metal album. It starts off like something you might have heard from Alice In Chains in 1993. By track 2…

AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ESSERMAN OF A CAROUSEL MOON

“Out Of Sequence” will be the second release for A Carousel Moon this year. A project made up of Michael Esserman and Eric Sosler of NY State indiepop band The Racer. This is actually the second side project to…

Devotions: Pusher

The debut album "Pusher" by the dreampop band Devotions will be released September 9, 2021, and is available for pre-order from Somewherecold Records. From Brisbane, the "wonder from down under", Devotions is a dreampop band that has…