Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Chelsea Conte

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Album Review: WRITER – Principle Web

Say what you want about fuzz-laden tunes and the bands that make them, but they forever hold a seminal place in my heart. They’re just gritty enough to be semi-distorted but the lyrics still beam through and reflect triumphs, hardships [...]

April 8, 2016 New Music, Reviews
Teenage Halloween

EP Review: Teenage Halloween – It Was Weird, But It Worked

For a debut EP it sounds like Teenage Halloween really know what they want to evoke. The very busy Asbury Park band released their first album, It Was Weird, But it Worked at the end of December 2015. Luke Henderiks, [...]

March 3, 2016 New Music, Reviews
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Interview: The Gray Company Returns From Their Tour Of Africa

Union, NJ-based band The Gray Company released an EP last year and have been on the move ever since. Consisting of Zebeeb Awalom, Jason Fandino, Adrian Kabigting and Joshua Howard, the band spent a month touring Africa, creating memorable experiences [...]

February 9, 2016 Features, Interviews
Florist

Album Review: Florist – The Birds Outside Sang

The Birds Outside Sang is the debut full length release from New York band Florist, and it is a beautiful one. The album is filled with chilling minimalism sung by lyricist Emily Sprague, backed with haunting synths and friendly harmonies. [...]

January 27, 2016 New Music, Reviews
UMMAGMA

EP Review: Ummagma – Frequency

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drift through outer space? Or even find yourself face to face with an intergalactic being? What would you say, how would they react to you? Better yet, could you keep [...]

December 10, 2015 New Music, Reviews
The Vaughns

EP Review: The Vaughns – tomfoolery

One thing is for sure; The Vaughns do not slow down. Playing gigs all across New Jersey for the past year, this four-piece band is ready to make their mark. The Vaughns released their self-titled debut EP in August 2014, [...]

November 30, 2015 New Music, Reviews
Palehound

Interview: Ellen Kempner of Palehound Talks Boredom, Touring & Elliott Smith

Ellen Kemper’s laugh is contagious. She’s serious, yet funny and very easy to talk to. When we spoke, it felt as if we were good friends catching up on lost time. But the feeling of familiarity and comfort also exists [...]

November 10, 2015 Features, Interviews
Bern & The Brights

EP Review: Bern & The Brights – Heart Wide Open

Hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, Bern & the Brights are a duo comprised of Bernadette Malavarca and Catherine McGowan. Emerging onto the scene in 2008, the pair has been on a roll of late, creating lush curtains of dream-pop amplified [...]

November 6, 2015 New Music, Reviews
DON'T

EP Review: DON’T Crafts Delicate, Intimate Post-Punk On Self Titled Debut

It’s either late or early, but you hear something stirring outside your door. You toss and turn a little, wrapped tight in your sheets. You rub the sleep from your eyes, rolling over searching for the person you’re longing to [...]

October 28, 2015 New Music, Reviews