Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by David Haynes

Vicious Blossom

Interview: Vicious Blossom on Recording, Life in Rural Pennsylvania, and More

When I think of bands from Pennsylvania, I often think about bands from Philly. Waxahatchee, The War On Drugs, Spirit of the Beehive, and more. But, Pennsylvania is a big state, and it’s got a number of lesser-known cities. Lancaster [...]

May 23, 2019 Features, Interviews
Kerchief

Interview: Kerchief On Their New Record, Creative Process, & More

Kerchief has been a staple of Chattanooga, TN’s indie rock scene for the past several years now. I’ve had the privilege of catching them live several times, and they know exactly how to put on a good rock and roll [...]

May 17, 2019 Features, Interviews
Mr. Husband

Interview: Mr. Husband on New Record, Marlboro Lights, and More!

Of all the bands I’ve come across the past two years of living in Maryland, none has perhaps captured my heart quite like Mr. Husband. Led by world shaker Kenny Tompkins, Mr. Husband has been releasing record after record of [...]

May 1, 2019 Features, Interviews
Crown of Pity

Premiere: Crown of Pity – “Dirty Little Headaches”

Philadelphia is quickly becoming a hub of independent music. Bands like Hop Along and Swearin’ have become indie rock legends. It’s not just jangly guitars coming out of Philadelphia, however. Bands like Nothing, mewithoutYou, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow [...]

April 29, 2019 News
Skinny Girl Diet

Album Review: Skinny Girl Diet – Ideal Woman

It’s easy to make a really loud rock and roll record. People like Dave Grohl have made entire careers out of “loud” as a descriptor. What is infinitely more difficult, however, is to make a loud record that has weight. [...]

April 22, 2019 New Music, Reviews
Needle Teeth

EP Review: Needle Teeth – Expiration Date

I’m always interested in bands that expand the definition of pop. There are countless indie rock and emo bands that at their very core, beneath distorted guitars, are writing good pop songs. Athens, GA’s Needle Teeth’s have just released their [...]

April 12, 2019 New Music, Reviews
Living Phantoms

Premiere: Living Phantoms Unveil “Pick Up The Pieces”

Producers often have the best ears. They know exactly how to take the vision in their mind and make something truly spectacular. Since 2003, Will Benoit has been making records, writing songs, and crafting lush, atmospheric textures in the Northeast. [...]

April 4, 2019 News
the Florists

Interview: the Florists

“When I listen to records, I want to be taken by surprise and challenged to reconsider what I think a band is capable of creating” Minneapolis post-punkers the Florists are not writing the same song over and over. Rather, they [...]

February 21, 2019 Features, Interviews
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Album Review: Tullycraft – The Railway Prince Hotel

There are some records that always put a smile on my face, regardless of what mood I’m in. They seem to have an almost magical disregard for the harsh reality we live in, as if they were written in an [...]

February 14, 2019 New Music, Reviews
Rose Ette

Album Review: Rose Ette – Ignore The Feeling

I tend to think of the 80s as a musical decade I skip over. With its annoying, compressed-to-hell snare drum sound and its cheesy, huge, rock ballads, it seems like a decade in between the warmth and rawness of the [...]

January 23, 2019 New Music, Reviews