Oxford four-piece Low Island have an incredibly clean sound for a group who records in a garage. The band dropped their sublime debut EP, Just About Somewhere, earlier this year and quickly caught the attention of some of the U.K.’s favorite independent publications. The EP is brief yet still cinematic, pulling inspiration from the likes of Radiohead, Glass Animals...
Lively indie-rock outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are undoubtedly a product of their hometown down under. The Melbourne band first formed in 2013, slowly but surely churning out jangly pop singles. Three years later, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (often shortened to Rolling Blackouts C.F.) grabbed the attention of the famed U.S. indie label, Sub Pop, whose credits span from...
Anyone who says millennials waste their youth should listen to American Teen and immediately reevaluate. The debut album from prolific new artist Khalid is all about the vibrant, cinematic adventures of unapologetic youth. Soft synths and heartfelt stories come effortlessly to the 19-year-old, whose affinity for retro pop and R&B melodies are far beyond his years. Truthfully, there isn’t a...
Jack Grace, album, artwork
After nearly two decades in the business, singer-songwriter Jack Grace decided it was time for a comeback. Spending more time on the road than off can be draining, especially in an era so unappreciative of independent artists. Grace’s latest album, Everything I Say is a Lie, has been in the works since 2014 and will finally be released on...
Milky Chance
Following the unprecedented success of 2014’s Sadnecessary, German alt-pop duo Milky Chance are back with a powerful sophomore LP. Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch produced one of the most popular alternative tracks of the last three years, “Stolen Dance,” bringing a unique blend of electronica and folk to the States nearly a year after premiering their work in their native...
Fourth Dimension, Jody Giachello, 'Millennial Kingdom Vol.1'
California jazz/crossover artist Jody Giachello, who goes by the alias Fourth Dimension (4D), is an innovative drummer and producer who has been playing drums for most of his life.  Giachello’s father taught him how to play drums at the age of two and his involvement in jazz bands form middle school to college helped paved his drive and passion...
gibb collective, album, review
The Gibb Collective, founded in 2016, celebrates the unique voices of the children of legendary artists Barry, Robin, Andy and Maurice Gibb. The project began when Samantha, daughter of Maurice Gibb and her producer. Lazaro Rodriguez, recorded a cover of “New York Mining Disaster, 1941.” The two were so pleased with the outcome that they were inspired to build...
sorority noise
Sorority Noise produce emotionally rich, cohesive and intelligent indie rock on their first album since 2015. The quartet, originally from Hartford, Connecticut, made their debut four years ago and have captivated audiences with their unique sound. For fans of Modern Baseball, the Front Bottoms or the Hotelier, You're Not As ___ As You Think will serve as a comforting LP in...
harlow's monkeys
San Francisco indie-folk band Harlow’s Monkeys make their debut on new EP, Lucky, out now. Self-described as “sad and sometimes funny,” the six songs are the kind of mellow acoustic tracks you would hear at a coffeehouse open mic night. Clearly attempting to follow the lead of artists like Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith, singer Tommy P. delivers his lyrics...
Big Walnuts Yonder "Raise the Drawbridges?"
On Feb. 28, new super group Big Walnuts Yonder released their first single. Members are from The Stooges, Deerhoof, Wilco and Tera Melos. On Feb. 28, Big Walnuts Yonder released their single, entitled “Raise the Drawbridges?” for streaming. This is the first track made public off their upcoming self-titled album, which is expected out May 5th. The super group is comprised...