Tag: Album Reviews

Field Mouse – “Episodic”

Field Mouse – “Episodic”

This past Friday, Philadelphia and Brooklyn based Field Mouse released their third full-length record, Episodic on Topshelf Records. Their sound is a dynamic mix of different genres, from dream pop to punk rock. It’s easy to compare Episodic to albums from bands like Hop Along or All Dogs, but Field Mouse have crafted a sound that is definitively their own. […]

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Snail Mail – “Habit”

Snail Mail – “Habit”

Habit, the debut EP from Baltimore’s Snail Mail, is a perfect, late-summer record. Lindsey Jordan, who is 17-years-old, wrote Habit in her suburban Maryland bedroom between shows and school. She teamed up with her friend and drummer Shawn Durham and bassist Ryan Viera to record the six-track EP in DC this past spring. The result is six really amazing indie-pop […]

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Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

I fell in love with Kinnie Starr at a gig in Montreal when she was touring for then-new album Sun Again (2003 or so). It’s rare that I get so into a show that I start moving like a maniac (and I cannot dance, folks, I really can’t) and lose myself in it. I bought the record and played the […]

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Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Never a band to create love songs or to get too happy, The Creeps have delivered a new LP with a strong title: Eulogies. (Now available for pre-order, ironically, through It’s Alive Records.) The songs range from Buzzcocks-styled power pop to Ramones-styled rawk. This is classic-sounding 70s punk rock, with three chords and a lot of heft. Lyrically, though, The […]

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UnChained Reviews: ‘Clover’ by Jadea Kelly

UnChained Reviews: ‘Clover’ by Jadea Kelly

Her voice is gentle. She’s young and has a certain fragility to her sound. Then it dawns on you – what sounded fragile is hardened. The gentle voice masks a stirring undercurrent of emotion. And she may be young but she has lived. And all it takes is one line. One lyric. All it takes is Jadea Kelly telling you […]

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UnChained Reviews: ‘Late Night Souls’ by Still Winter Hills

UnChained Reviews: ‘Late Night Souls’ by Still Winter Hills

 Momentum is a tricky thing. Sustained momentum can carry a record through slower spots. While interrupted momentum can stop a record in its tracks. Unfortunately, the latter happens on Still Winter Hills new record, the brilliantly titled, Late Night Souls. The first minute or so of “Silversprings”, the album opener, comes in with an energy and ferocity that forces you […]

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Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

Album Review: Fevers burn it up on their full-length debut

My love for Fevers is true. After an uber-promising debut EP last year (Passion is Dead), they have grown into a full-fledged album act. Their debut full-length, No Room For Light is classic synth-pop. A tight mix of live instruments and electronics (not to mention hella groovy vocals), Fevers are going to turn your iPod into a dancefloor. The songs drift […]

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