With a sound reminiscent of Matthew Lee Cothran and Hovvdy, Omes’ debut is still uniquely him. It is an incredibly heartfelt and intense look into his internal world. Listening to each song feels less like music and more like the act of staring into a mirror from his perspective. The sliding of fingers across his guitar’s neck contrasted against the drum machine’s clacking and the guitar’s thrumming creates a textural kaleidoscope out of something simple.
Spooled Up have made good on the promises of their singles, offering an electric release that overflows with a vast collection of ideas and offerings. The strength and anger of each song ebbs and flows, as does a general presence of lackadaisical positivity.
Keeping things short and bittersweet on the new single “In Between”, Soren Bryce’s new project Tummyache shows a further maturation of her sound. More dimensional than we’ve heard it before, this track in particular highlights a new depth in Bryce’s voice.
Did you know that there’s a lion in the 1964 movie, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” named King Moonracer? Autumn Ehinger, front-person of her solo project, Moon Racer, talks about how her band name came to be based on the Christmas classic.
Throughout her career, Imogen Heap has not only been an ingenious performer, producer, and songwriter, but also a conduit for transcendence. When attending the shows, something inside of me stirred. Being able to witness her work come to life was absolutely unreal. Heap has created some of the most breathtaking music I’ve ever heard, and seeing these compositions reproduced by human performers still seemed as though by some form of magic.
Quick question: are you feeling that oh so constant desire to beat the air in your room to a bloody pulp this afternoon? If so, I’d love to suggest that you listen to Pom Pom Squad’s latest single, “Heavy Heavy” as you do so. The latest single from our favorite cheerleaders is a bloodcurdling slow burn that seems to find a way to keep turning the intensity dial higher and higher, hearing damage be damned.
Meet Jules Hale! As the frontperson of her band, Den-Mate, this D.C.-based musician creates pop melodies layered in comforting and dark undertones. Her sound stands out in the scene of traditional pop and indie music, where she allows its’ experimental elements to offer a unique listening experience.
Meet Bluish! They’re an up-and-coming New York-based band that creates soft and catchy melodies, with confessional lyrics based in personal experiences. The band consists of four members: Iris Garrison-Driscoll (lead singer and lyricist), Alex Hardwood (lead guitar), Aidan Boardman (bass and vocals) and Cara Conaway (drums).
Meet Hannah Epperson! She is a New York-based violinist/songwriter/composer with an exceptional ear for anomalous and catchy melodies. Perhaps even more fascinating than her intricate cyclical loops is the fact that her albums are written through the lenses of two alternate identities, Amelia and Iris.
Meet Blush Face! They’re a Richmond band that delivers dulcet indie rock with solid pop sensibilities and lyrics you’ll never stop singing in your head.