Tag: lo-fi

January 12, 2021

September 4, 2020

Song of the Day: Jetenderpaul - Don't Look Down

Lo-fi indie rockers, hailing from Kansas, Jetenderpaul were delightfully weird. They simultaneously embodied the avant-garde and pop music, writing short, melodious ditties that would never be on radio even though they should be. I was a huge fan of Velvet Blue Music in the 90s and picked up this EP on a whim, and I wasn’t disappointed.… Continued →

April 20, 2020

Benjamin Daniel Drops Debut Indie Full Length

Benjamin Daniel (Ben Kunz) a friend and constant IVM supporter over the years has just dropped his debut full length titled “Shaping Season Vol. 1”. If you could imagine a collaboration of David Bazan, Sufjan Stevens, Manchester Orchestra, My Epic, Anathallo, and The Fray, you’ll get a hint as to the direction of these songs.… Continued →

March 27, 2020

Introducing: Nömlonger

Nömlonger is the product of Matthew Hildebrandt, an indie electronic artist from Saskatoon, SK. Over the last couple of years he’s released the occasional track, but think on these things // okay, i will is the artist’s first proper release. The two tracks sample Bible readings of Philippians 4 and Psalm 16, creating an ambivalent environment of electronic-meets-acoustic sounds that evoke trusting God.… Continued →

December 17, 2019

Bram Cools releasing a new EP

Belgian lo-fi artist Bram Cools has released 2 new songs as a teaser for a new EP, which is yet forthcoming. From the artist website: “This is an EP with new versions of old songs, deconstructed versions of unreleased songs, and maybe a few songs songs that will be released gradually.”… Continued →

December 13, 2019

Song of the Day: Soul-Junk - Young Businessmens

Soul-Junk are one of those bands that are immensely difficult to keep up with. Incredibly prolific, they’ve released at least a dozen albums, and roughly 14 EPs. All of them are named after numbers, presumably years (mostly in the 1930s-1950s), but they don’t follow any logical sequential order. To make matters even more perplexing, often the LP releases have altogether different tracks or sequences from the CD versions of the same album.… Continued →

October 11, 2019

August 30, 2019

REVIEW : Bram Cools - We Are Civilised!?

The Belgian lo-fi Christian scene himself, Bram Cools, is back with a fourth album. More quirky weirdness accompanied by lyrics that tackle a wide range of social topics. I don’t know how familiar IVM readers are with this Belgian artist, but Bram makes eccentric lo-fi indie pop/rock with socially-conscious lyrics from a European viewpoint.… Continued →

July 5, 2019

Song of the Day: Sal Paradise - Travels

Who remembers Sal Paradise? Obscure 90s indie rock band from Sydney, Australia (formerly known as The Crux–unrelated to the punk band). Those who do remember them are probably most familiar with their one and only album on Tooth and Nail Records, entitled “Further.” However, they had also released a few independent releases in their native country.… Continued →