Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Mike Mehalick

Prudence

Premiere: Prudence – “Smile & Nod”

We all have the people, places or things we retreat to when faced with the realities of life, and for session bassist and composer Tom Crandles that serves as thematic inspiration for his new work as Prudence. Described as “an [...]

April 29, 2019 News
Standby

The Beauty of Collaborative Songwriting: An Interview with Standby

Being in a band usually takes a lot of patience. As you add new members, they bring new scheduling conflicts, new opinions, and new sensibilities. It’s a delicate dance to make sure that everyone is happy. The members of Connecticut [...]

April 5, 2019 Features, Interviews
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High Waisted, Treads, The Furies & Talay Played Brooklyn Bowl

Last week, High Waisted, Treads, The Furies and Talay joined forces at Brooklyn Bowl as a part of The Spectrum Concert Series: Celebrating Women in Music. SIMGE photographer Mike Petzinger was on hand to capture all of the action. Check [...]

April 1, 2019 Live, Reviews
Brewster

Premiere: Brewster Unveils “Being Clever” | Debut LP Out 3/22 via Good Relation

Photo Credit: Kelsey Hunter Weinberger If you’re an American artist in a particular stage in life, the past few years have certainly been filled with quite a lot of internal reckoning. NJ-based artist Mark Bucci dealt with the wide swath [...]

March 19, 2019 News
Human People

Watch: Human People Share “Jenny” | New LP Out Now via Exploding in Sound

Photo credit: Claire Dorfman Comprised of Hayley Livingston (guitar/vocals), Marisa Gershenhorn (guitar/vocals), Vicki Guillem (drums), and Abby Austin (bass), NYC-based group Human People extrapolate their impossible to quantify surroundings and the inherent loneliness that comes with being surrounded by eight [...]

March 18, 2019 News
The Zells

Watch: The Zells Shares “Tracy” | Touring In NYC/Asbury Now

Sliding under the radar last year, at least for me, was Failure to Slide the brilliant latest LP from Pittsburgh based rockers The Zells. Culling from an array of styles, the album is chock full of hooks and guitar driven [...]

March 16, 2019 News
Trying

Premiere: Trying Shares “Nobody Loves Halloween Like You Do” | New LP Out Now

Columbus, Ohio’s Trying make indie pop that is absolutely perfect for summer nights. Soaked in DIY charm, Their 2018 record Leave and Never Come Back is chock full of bittersweet melodies and ragamuffin guitar work. It’s a perfect record for [...]

March 4, 2019 News
community college

Premiere: community college Unveils “people pleaser” | New LP Out 3/8 via Disposable America

Photo Credit: Emily Herr For many who were raised in a deeply religious environment, there comes a crisis of faith. The death of a loved one, a particular cruelty not so easily explained with the concept of a master plan [...]

March 1, 2019 News
PEAER

Premiere: Peaer Unveils “left/felt pt 2″ | Reissue + More Coming via Citrus City Records

Photo Credit: Hayden Sitomer Not too long after its initial release, artist Peter Katz returned to his debut LP as Peaer, the eyes sink into the skull, to breathe new life into a collection of songs that were originally recorded [...]

February 22, 2019 News
Sass

Listen: Sass Shares “Chew Toy” | Debut LP Coming via Heavy Meadow

Photo Credit: Tessa Loeffler There must be something in the water in Minneapolis, one of our favorite US cities for new music. Enter the grunge-pop quartet Sass who are now teasing their debut album with its title track, “Chew Toy.” [...]

February 13, 2019 News