Hot Water Music - "Habitual"

I always liked Hot Water Music, but as a big Leatherface fan, I always for some reason or another viewed them as their little brother of some kind, and I didn’t allow them their own identity in my mind. Now…

Swami John Reis - “Do You Still Wanna Make Out?”

This starts out like the male version of something like Wet Leg as it zigs and zags between punk, garage and 90’s alternative rock. At its core this is homage to The Ramones but ends up sounding a little more…

Palm Friends: The Delivery EP

Hailing from Minneapolis, jangly indie pop from the band Palm Friends harkens back to 90’s bands like Ivy but also has that vibe like Claud, Soccer Mommy, Japanese Breakfast, etc. You ever listen to something and just know the band…

Skinny Lister: Bonny’s Eyes

I’m familiar with Skinny Lister as in I’ve heard the name, but I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and listened.  This track seems to be a love letter to a child if you check out the video and it’s…

We​.​The Pigs / self-titled

First – I’m not a big fan of the name. I love Shoredive Records though so I’m going to let that slide. The music though, fucking great. It’s almost like big rock anthem but in the vein of Elastica or…

Salem Wolves: Breaking Grounds

This track hits like a kick in the teeth, it’s punk and it’s gritty but I was hoping for a big chorus and it doesn’t quite ever get there. It’s a little odd this is a “single” as it sounds…

Otra Vez: Special World

Otra Vez has a unique vocal delivery that fits really well with the indie pop folk style of the band. It’s somewhere between Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips in cadence and tone and Stephen Malkmus of Pavement with its…

The Slashes: Valentine Slip

 

A little bit like if Bauhaus tried to write a love song in the vein of The Cure. It’s not bad, I quite enjoy the music but the vocals come off as a little somber and sung without conviction. The…

Covert Stations : Love My Way


NJ singer Craig Cirinelli (Hidden Cabins, Damn This Desert Air), a seasoned vet of the independent music scene, returns with project Covert Stations, who bring an intense and noisy cover of the classic Psychedelic Furs track “Love My Way” and…