All posts by David Haynes

Middle Kid

Album Review: Middle Kid – Queen of Rockledge

Middle Kid’s Zack Willis writes the kind of songs that feel like they could have been written anytime in the past 20 years. Bands like Middle Kid are a testament to indie rock’s staying power – that melodic guitar music [...]

November 7, 2021 New Music, Reviews

Premiere: Blush Cameron - “Four Odd Words”

Pop songs have some kind of unique power. They are able to be both comfortable and exciting, often at the same time. And Blush Cameron is a master of writing sentimental, scrappy pop songs. Blush Cameron (formerly COMPs) is Philadelphia’s [...]

October 1, 2022 News
Trap Rabbit

Interview: Philadelphia’s Trap Rabbit Talks Weird Time Signatures, Instrumental Music, and Creative Process

Sometimes, it’s easy to think of a city’s music scene based on what gets massive media attention. Indie rock bands like Hop Along, Kississippi, and Sheer Mag have generated a lot of buzz in the past few years, and have [...]

September 18, 2022 Interviews
Russell Brixey

Interview: Russell Brixey Gets Introspective On New Single “Midnight Swim”

After being in electronic pop band Jaenki for years, Kansas City native Russell Brixey is striking out on his own. And the result is something that feels special as if he’s waited years to unleash his calm, sincere brand of [...]

August 9, 2022 Features, Interviews

Premiere: Mythical Motors Are Back With “Crashing Waves of Fascination”

Photo Credit: Ron Logan “Prolific” doesn’t really begin to describe Mythical Motors’ Matt Addison. It’s almost as if he is some kind of mysterious, mythical hermit, who spends his days in the desert writing post-punk songs that are sure to [...]

July 9, 2022 News

Premiere: Max Black’s New Single “Scary” Is A Lonely Dreamscape

Hailing from South Philly, Max Black’s songs offer a perfect example of the power and freedom found in DIY music. Black writes and records in his bedroom, totally free to follow his creative whims and fancies to create ramshackle masterpieces. [...]

June 25, 2022 News
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, 2022 Features, Interviews

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, 2022 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, 2022 Features, Interviews

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, 2022 News