Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Tara Tomaino


SIMGE Singles: Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball Makes Us Hit “Rock Bottom”…Playing Starland Ballroom w/The Wonder Years

Some of us here at SIMGE are on the verge of developing an unhealthy obsession with Philadelphia newcomers Modern Baseball.  So it is no surprise that their latest single, “Rock Bottom” brings our addiction to whole new level, causing us [...]

January 23, 2014 News
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Album Review: You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You Are Doing

A couple of years ago, while visiting my Mom and sister in Orlando, Florida, and, having a “thing” for thrift store thrills, I pressured my younger sibling into accompanying me into a congested, mothball scented number.  Nestled in the corner, [...]

January 13, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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Bayside Brought a Tide Of Emotion To Starland w/Modern Baseball, Man Overboard (12/28/2013)

Bayside was one of those bands that latched on to my ankle with a fanged tooth as I flipped my split-end, side-bang and attempted to wriggle my heels away from the scene they were bred out of.  Granted, I was [...]

January 3, 2014 Live, Reviews

Surfing Takes To The Streets With Shivery Shake’s “Sidewalk Talk/So Long”

Austin, Texas is several hours away from the Gulf of Mexico, let alone the sunny Californian shore.  Despite the distance from a beach, Austin-based Shivery Shakes, with their recent 7” single release, Sidewalk Talk/So Long, are able to navigate the [...]

December 20, 2013 News
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Modern Baseball Hit A Home Run With “Your Graduation”

Modern Baseball should  rewrite the rules of the sport. Formed in 2011, the Philadelphia, PA, Modern Baseball is the pastime of Jacob Ewald (guitar/vocals), Brendan Lukens (guitar/vocals), Ian Farmer (bass), and Sean Huber (drums). “Your Graduation” is the first single off [...]

December 20, 2013 News

SIMGE Singles: Red is the New Black With Blood Red Shoes’ “The Perfect Mess”

Blood Red Shoes, an across the Atlantic alternative rock duo hailing from Brighton, England, is an outfit formed out of necessity by Laura- Mary Carter (vocals/guitar) and Steven Ansell (vocals/drums), and the self-titled Blood Red Shoes, marks the duo’s fourth LP as [...]

December 11, 2013 News

Breaking Rad: Ambient Fantasy for Nude Human’s “Is Is Is Not is Not” (Zanarkand)

Somewhere in the distant past, back rested against a second hand couch in a dimly lit basement, I hear the steady clicking of a Playstation 2’s disk tray working its magic.  I find myself surrounded in pre-teen, nerd glory, playing [...]

December 11, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features
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Anthony Raneri Keeps You Wrapped Around His Finger with “String Me Along”

It may come as a surprise to some that I Surrender Records,  a tiny, NYC based record label of only eight current bands, has been around for ten years.  In honor of this milestone, the label dropped  their first EP [...]

December 9, 2013 Music Videos, News

SIMGE Singles: Code Pie Bakes the Universe with “Body”

Montreal-based Indie-Pop sextet Code Pie was originally baked from leader singer Enzo Palermo’s oven.  Starting in early 2000, Palermo mixed the crust of the outfit with dashes of his personal recordings.  After finding his filling with guitarist Salvatore Ciolfi, the duo [...]

November 22, 2013 News

Breaking Rad: It’s An Encore For Emo With Their/They’re/There’s “Curtain Call”

Emo never died but sputtered around a bit like a rusty Ford pick-up, leaving a  trail of smoggy stereotypes until the right owner came along and gave it a wheel alignment. Cue in Their/They’re/There, a side project and super-group of [...]

November 18, 2013 Features