Author: Casey Gallenberger
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!
December 16, 2018
The Chairman Dances' latest release wrestles with the pain of life and death over brooding orchestral arrangements.
December 14, 2018
Valleyheart's moving debut is repentant, vulnerable alt-rock laced with explosive crescendos.
December 5, 2018
Eager Seas' latest release is composed of songs released consecutively throughout 2018. Does it suffer from being single-driven or does it maintain enough cohesion to be considered a proper album? Does this question even matter?
November 24, 2018
If you missed our recent review on Gr8frt’s upcoming album, definitely give it a read! Beyond music, John and Abbey have many other things in the works – vlogs, art, merch, videos, and other forms of content. Their heart behind all of this is to spread the Gospel and Patreon is being used more and more by artists as a way to sustain their efforts.… Continued →
November 22, 2018
We're excited to give some pre-release press on this new band - check out our review and be sure to keep an eye on Gr8frt for an official release on 12/15!
November 17, 2018
Earlier this week, we had a chance to talk with Nashville’s VEAUX about their new single and the stories behind it. Now you can listen to it yourself. There’s much to love on this track – there’s a certain degree of nostalgia at play musically, and the synth lines are refreshing warm for the cold fall many of us are experiencing.… Continued →
Dallas indie worship group South of Royal have released yet another single. "The Future is Yours" is the third single from the band this year and follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, mixing dense production, tight drums, punchy synths, and filtered vocals for a unique take on the genre.
November 14, 2018
We had the pleasure to talk with Nashville indie-pop trio VEAUX about their upcoming single (due 11/16), what it takes to survive as a band in this day and age, and how the band continues to refine their sound.
October 26, 2018
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 →
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 →