Author: Casey Gallenberger
March 22, 2020
DENS have released a behemoth of a concept album that solidifies them as one of the hottest upcoming bands on the Facedown roster.
Facedown alumni and post-metal juggernauts A Hope For Home are teasing new material (about time), but in the meantime, they’ve made their independently-released debut available on Bandcamp. This is a band that personally has been hugely influential and Realis is one of my favorite albums of all time, so I’m very excited to see what’s to come.… Continued →
February 22, 2020
Second to Safety's second album presents an intricate narrative in the form of nine genre-defying tracks.
February 9, 2020
Second to Safety will release "Esther" on 2/28 - check out the lead single here!
Minneapolis-based Author have been a bit quiet since the release of IIFOIIC but they’ve resurfaced with a slightly different lineup and a consequent change in sound. “Blur” deviates from the art-pop stylings of its predecessor, as well as the ambient-styled indie flavor of earlier releases.… Continued →
January 5, 2020
Here are my top 10 releases for 2019.
November 22, 2019
Glass Age's debut EP is an exciting resurgence for the gentlemen of Abandon Kansas.
November 19, 2019
Although bands like My Epic, Abel, The Ember Days, and Ascend the Hill have been incorporating elements of post-rock, ambient, and experimental pedal usage into their sound for ages, it’s the sort of thing that was bound to cross into the mainstream eventually.… Continued →
November 5, 2019
Abandon Kansas has been around the block a time or two, but they really seemed to reach a new high on Alligator a few years back. And while frontman Jeremy Spring has had a host of other projects he’s been working on, the band itself has been largely silent (well, apart from their cover band alter ego, A Band in Kansas).… Continued →
October 28, 2019
For fans of: As Cities Burn, Tiny Moving Parts, Mansions
October 6, 2019
For fans of Jon Bellion, Cubbage, Lawrence, and motown classics
August 18, 2019
LEDGES' returns in full-force with a new lineup on "Convenience".
August 10, 2019
July 21, 2019
July 20, 2019
Salt Creek's sophomore EP leans heavily on alt-rock for a catchy blend of radio-friendly songs.
July 19, 2019
June 29, 2019
Adjy return from three years of silence to debut a stunning set of tracks.
May 12, 2019
My Epic returns with their long-awaited follow up to Ultraviolet, and it's aimed to be one of their most provocative releases to date.
May 6, 2019
April 26, 2019
The Chairman Dances isn’t exactly known for convention when it comes to videography (case and point: this grocery store panic attack). This time around, their video takes the form of an oversaturated, film-style adventure akin to old home movies. Its plot is simplistic yet whimsical; it was also filmed on one of the coldest days of the year so the depicted antics certainly are not beyond the realm of reason.… Continued →
April 22, 2019
It'd be remiss to think Fair was simply Aaron Sprinkle's backing band. Subways on the Sun is fronted by Fair alumni and offer listeners an eclectic blend of grungey alt-indie that demonstrates their songwriting prowess.
April 7, 2019
Second to Safety has released a new song, "Signs of Life", which you can check out here.
April 6, 2019
Kings Kaleidoscope has shifted gears a bit on ZEAL, incorporating a heavy focus on production and hip-hop elements.
April 5, 2019
American Arson's Facedown Records debut is a great entry point for new fans.
March 11, 2019
March 8, 2019
Check out one of Chroma Artist Collective's first releases of the year!
Hallowell is quick to capture listeners' attention but ultimately demands careful rumination to fully enjoy.
January 1, 2019
You might not be familiar with Old Solar, but you're likely aware of My Epic and Attalus. Check out what this instrumental group has to offer with a first taste of their new EP.
December 31, 2018
Here's a quick list of the top 10 posts from 2018. Did your favorite band make the list?
December 22, 2018
Here are my top albums for the year. Let me know your thoughts and check out a preview of some of the artists as well!