Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
Author: Casey Gallenberger
July 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
Kevin Schlereth’s newest EP is an intimate mix of Scripture-based acoustic songs.
July 4, 2018
The indie-electronic stylings of UK worship act Rivers & Robots have resurfaced. Along with a new logo, the band has posted a clip of something that will be out 7/6. This is certainly not a CCM act by any stretch, and Rivers & Robots have a great history of melding experimental indie and powerful synths for a worship experience that is entrenched in intentionality. Continued →
July 1, 2018
Moda Spira, the electro-pop project of Latifah Alattas of Page CXVI, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for her new album, due this fall. 2016’s self-titled release saw a hazy mix of synths, passionate vocals, and diverse songwriting. The upcoming album chronicles the unexpected end of her marriage and her journey through pain. Continued →
June 30, 2018
Archabald showcases a heavier, darker direction on “Carcosa”, due July 13. Check out a new single here!
June 26, 2018
DENS’ Facedown debut release proves that the label’s decision to expand beyond their metal foundation is truly paying off.
June 16, 2018
We’re a bit late on reporting this, but Dallas indie-worship act South of Royal have released their take on All Hail the Power, complete with an added chorus (ala Chris Tomlin). Sonically, there’s a bit of 80s and chillwave influence presence and comparisons could be made to M83. Continued →
The gentlemen of pop/alt/prog act Captain the Sky are setting out to release their second full-length, “The Butterfly Effect”, this fall. This serves as a timely follow up to 2017’s “Lions & Foxes” and 2016’s “Mary Celeste”. Their newest single, Hibiscus, showcases a resurgence of their technical-but-radio-friendly sound with a strong mix of technical guitar lines, vocal trade-offs, and a strong rhythm section. Continued →
June 5, 2018
We’re excited to premier a brand new track from Captain the Sky!
May 31, 2018
Post-hardcore is a genre of stigmas – on one hand, the easycore bands tend to dominate modern perception. On the other hand, people might form expectations around Fugazi. Arguably, the staple of modern post-hardcore borrows from hardcore but throws in a stronger melodic focus. Continued →
May 19, 2018
Songs of Water sends listeners on a journey around the world on their latest EP.
April 26, 2018
We had a chance to talk with Beaver Falls, PA indie rock group Captain the Sky about their new deluxe EP, the future of the band, and Chick-fil-A. Check them out on Facebook and be sure to follow them on Spotify!
April 18, 2018
Captain the Sky’s deluxe re-release of “Lions & Foxes” blends the best of post-hardcore and math rock technicality with fun acoustic jams.
April 14, 2018
Lael’s newest EP lacks artistic form and overindulges in pop clichés.
Archabald did a live Q&A earlier this week and here’s the session for you to listen to! If you’re looking for the key points, they have a new EP titled “Carcosa” that is almost ready for distribution. There will be accompanying materials like videos and even a short story (as a physical item to complement the lyrical content of the EP). Continued →
Wisconsin pop-punk mainstays Page 2 held their farewell show last night. Now’s a good time as any to spin their 2016 EP, “Us Against the World”. I’ve also been in talks with singer/guitarist Matt Peters about a possible new “heavier” project to follow so we’ll keep you updated! Continued →
Off Road Minivan proves you can’t always judge a band by its name on their debut EP which mixes indie and post-hardcore elements.
April 7, 2018
Whale Bones’ ambitious debut EP is a refreshing, dynamic amalgamation of post-hardcore, indie, post-rock, alternative, and pop-punk that reaffirms the Indiana rock scene is still thriving.
March 17, 2018
Nashville’s VEAUX has released their second song since rebranding from Medic. On the Edge showcases an even stronger pop and electronic direction compared to the group’s previous work. A prominent falsetto chorus fights with darker instrumentation and careful production elements. Check it out below:
Benjamin James’ “Change is Everything” is an explosive sleeper hit of 2017 that melds chamber pop and electronic elements into a dynamic listening experience.
March 13, 2018
“Ultraviolet” tackles big questions of faith head on with a wall of reverb, lyrical poeticism, and a fair share of experimentation.
February 17, 2018
While VEAUX‘s first single really isn’t a new song (it’s their last song released under the Medic moniker), this time it’s accompanied by a video. Ultimately, it’s just another great opportunity for readers to get acquainted with this energetic indie pop trio that surely has a bright future ahead. Continued →
Over the Ocean‘s last release is almost five years behind us now. “Be Given to the Soil” was a heavy blend of post-rock and post-hardcore paired with gritty baritone vocals. Think if John Mark McMillan sang for My Epic. It’s always refreshing when a band takes an unconventional route in conveying faith-based topics in an nontraditional context – and that’s certainly something these men do well. Continued →
February 10, 2018
Chasing Victory’s first material in almost 11 years showcases a powerful mix of post-hardcore and southern rock that’s full of grit and energy.
The Oh Hellos have wasted no time releasing a strong follow-up to “Notos”, this time opting for a festive, autumnal mood.
February 4, 2018
We haven’t heard much from James McCurley’s solo project, Black Pages, for several years. His first EP was a promising mix of ambient, pop, and singer/songwriter, but his new single, Back Down, takes things up a few notches. Much like his previous tracks, Back Down is largely subdued and a bit pensive, though it feels a bit more stream-of-consciousness as well. Continued →