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The Octopus Project

Listen: The Octopus Project Shares “Pedro Yang” // New LP Out 4/7

Photo Credit: Michael Thad Carter With a well-established reputation for crafting visually immersive experiences at shows to match their music, Austin-based psych-rockers The Octopus Project are now readying their latest marriage of sound and vision. With multi-instrumentalist Lauren Gurgiolo in [...]

February 22, 2017 News

Listen: Whimsical Shares “Surreal” // New LP Out 2/24 via Saint Marie Records

The past few years have seen no shortage of beloved shoegaze/dream-pop bands reuniting and ultimately releasing their first pieces of new music in decades. Although not as lauded as others, perhaps born a bit late, Indiana-based band Whimsical have yet [...]

February 22, 2017 News
Wild Pink

Listen: Wild Pink Shares “Broke On” // Debut LP Out 2/24 via Tiny Engines

Photo Credit: Andrew DominguezAs teased by their most recently released singles, Brooklyn-based indie-rockers Wild Pink are not only wizards of loneliness, but of space. On “Great Apes,” the trio showed they’re more than capable of crafting an incendiary, guitar-led piece [...]

February 21, 2017 News

Listen: Goodman Shares “Love Alone” // New LP Out Now

Last week, I published my first piece for Bushwick Daily profiling Oliver Ignatius and Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. Absent from that piece was a mention of The Vissicitudes, the great new LP from Goodman recorded right at that very studio. [...]

February 21, 2017 News

Listen: Pile Shares “Dogs” // New LP Out 3/31 via Exploding In Sound

Since their inception, Boston-based rockers Pile have always skirted the razor’s edge in building tension and then releasing it all like a sonic flood. Their forthcoming LP, A Hairshirt of Purpose, placed Pile in a new headspace as vocalist/guitarist Rick [...]

February 20, 2017 News
Gang of Youths

Listen: Gang of Youths Share “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?”

Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot On the come up from down under, Sydney-based rockers Gang of Youths are starting to make some noise stateside. Their latest single, “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?,” is tailor-made for tri-state arenas [...]

February 20, 2017 News
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Listen: Jackson Boone Shares “Mystic Winds (from the East)” // New LP Out 3/10

Wasting little time in following up on the Natural Changes LP, Portland-based songwriter Jackson Boone is back with a new batch of psych-folk tunes. The eight-track Organic Light Factory is on its way and is led by the slinky, smooth, [...]

February 17, 2017 News

Listen: Hoops Share “Rules” // Debut LP Out 5/5 via Fat Possum

Photo Credit: James Lacroix It really is amazing how much can happen in just a year. Almost to the day today in 2016, I wrote one of my first pieces for The Line of Best Fit on the Bloomington-based band [...]

February 16, 2017 News
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Listen: Alyeska Shares “Tilt-A-Whirl” // Debut EP Out March 3rd

Most everybody remembers that Summer fair atmosphere; the dubious, at best, construction of the traveling rides, sand art, burnt meats and popcorn, and the unique tension that is courting a crush for maybe the first time. LA-based Alyeska, the fuzz-pop [...]

February 15, 2017 News
Second Still

Listen: Second Still Shares “Recover” // New LP Out 4/4 via Manic Depression

Despite moving from their original home in Brooklyn to the warmer climes in the city of Angels, three piece Second Still haven’t lost any of their post-punk/coldwave bite. Comprised of Suki San (vox), Ryan Walker (guitar) and Alex Hartman (bass), [...]

February 14, 2017 News