Detroit post-hardcore duo American Arson have returned from a brief hiatus with the explosive-yet-catchy single, “Rise”, which you should definitely check out below. “Rise” opens with the pair’s trademark grit, before seamlessly going into a sing-along bit. The track shimmers with some of the most melodic elements we’ve seen from American Arson to date – the chorus is catchy and there’s a shimmering, synth-like ambiance at play that gives it a fair share of pop sensibility. Continued →
Author: Casey Gallenberger
October 26, 2018
October 6, 2018
Chamber pop may not be the most well-known, or well-respected genre. Nonetheless, it holds some of the most intricate compositions and rides the line between progressive and radio-friendly. Here are our top 10 chamber pop groups you need to check out. Continued →
September 22, 2018
Heartbreak is certainly abundant in many modern songs, but rarely do songs tackle the subject with pure vulnerability. “Bang”, the first single from Moda Spira‘s (Latifah Alattas) upcoming album, Divorce, is a weighty, soulful track. The announcement that the relationship is coming to an end is described as a piercing gunshot, both sudden and devastating. Continued →
September 16, 2018
Nuoro’s debut offering shows promise with an eclectic electronic sound, but it falls short a bit due to lack of cohesion.
August 31, 2018
The Last Bison returns with a shift in style toward South American-influenced electro-pop.
Formerly Bodies is another member of the growing community of singer-songwriter acts with electric guitars and delay pedals (think Julien Baker and Many Rooms). Thankfully this scene is still fairly diverse and it’s always refreshing to see a female artist deviate from pop and electronica. Continued →
Atlas is an artsy mix of post-rock and strong percussion grooves, paired with numerous sing-along moments.
August 18, 2018
Adjy’s wordy, four-track EP is a whirlwind of driving percussion and proof that you didn’t pay attention in English class.
July 11, 2018
Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
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: