Author: Carter Fraser
April 6, 2014
Kansas City indie-pop singer Gardienne's Walking Trees EP is polished in the best way, balancing performative pop with indie artistry.
March 18, 2014
REVIEW : Future of Forestry - The Piano & Strings Sessions
Future of Forestry are known to have grandiose tendencies, but this EP gives Eric Owyoung the chance to show off his great abilities as a vocalist.
February 4, 2014
REVIEW : Revival Hymns - Pauhu
An excellent sophomore release for these Finnish slowcore/post-rockers...
October 15, 2013
REVIEW : Anberlin - Devotion
Suddenly what was once a relatively straightforward eleven-song rock album is now an eighteen-song behemoth and more...
September 1, 2013
REVIEW : Jon Russelburg - Ghost EP
A modern indie rock EP with 90's sensibilities along the lines of early Pedro the Lion.
August 9, 2013
REVIEW : Fielding - Our Side Is an Ocean
A nuanced, well-crafted EP that draws strength from true talent rather than gimmicks.
July 23, 2013
REVIEW : Tallhart - We Are the Same
A great simple-but-not-too-naive alternative rock album to play in the car as your summer winds down when you don’t want something too thought-intensive.
July 16, 2013
REVIEW : Flyleaf - Who We Are
Who They Are, now...
July 6, 2013
REVIEW : Listener - Time Is a Machine
“Dear Friends: Please don’t consider joy a weakness.”
June 22, 2013
REVIEW : Wall of Ears - Perfect Organ Assembly
Cody Bonnette and Christopher Lott of As Cities Burn abandon their creative barriers.
May 17, 2013
REVIEW : John Gold - Arthur Unknown
The Floridian pushes the boundaries of his energetic indie folk sound as far as he can...
April 7, 2013
REVIEW : Surprises - Goes Without Saying
Brooks Paschal of Sullivan continues his solo career...
March 6, 2013
REVIEW : Schematic - Color (n.) Inside the Lines
Dave Elkins of Mae is back with a colorful solo record...
January 29, 2013
REVIEW : Leagues - You Belong Here
Sunshine pop melodies to brighten your winter...
REVIEW : Air Review - Low Wishes
Ethereal indie rock for the new year...
December 20, 2012
REVIEW : Ocean Is Theory - Future Fears
They've got the best intentions...
November 17, 2012
REVIEW : Matt & Toby - Matt & Toby
Acoustic Emery, as advertised...
October 20, 2012
REVIEW : The Royal Royal - The Royalty
It seems plausible that The Royal Royal may get tossed around as rising stars in worship music, and for good reason...
October 15, 2012
REVIEW : Anberlin - Vital
Vital is not the album we wanted, but it may be the album we never thought Anberlin could write...
October 2, 2012
REVIEW : The Heritage - The Golden Age EP
The Heritage present you with predictable and pleasant...
September 16, 2012
REVIEW : Poema - Remembering You
Everything we should expect from Poema's first full length...
September 1, 2012
REVIEW : Ray Torres - Reaching for the Heavens
Some well-executed worship "two-for-ones", but how are the "ones?"
August 26, 2012
REVIEW : Carrollhood - Afraid
Pieces of Anberlin, Underoath, and Tallhart join forces...
August 20, 2012
REVIEW : Topherman - Seek EP
Topherman could care less, but in the best way possible…
August 19, 2012
REVIEW : Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency
Abandoned Pools politely ask you to open your hearts…
August 15, 2012
REVIEW : Belle Epoque - Disillusions of Man
Well above-average indie post-hardcore…
August 9, 2012
REVIEW : The Classic Crime - Phoenix
Phoenix is The Classic Crime’s mid-life crisis—and they know it.
August 4, 2012
REVIEW : Anchor & Braille - The Quiet Life
At this point, it’s difficult to imagine Stephen Christian as the man that once naively shouted, “boys speak in rhythm, and girls just lie!”
July 26, 2012
REVIEW : The Royal Revolt - The Royal Revolt
Greetings from Nicaragua!
July 18, 2012
REVIEW : Civil Parish - Abolition's Well
More indie worship from Come&Live!, a solid release...