REVIEW: MIEN – SELF-TITLED

MIEN SELF-TITLED Rocket Recordings Street: 04.06 MIEN = The Black Angels + Moon Duo + The Velvet Underground “Mien” is defined as a person’s look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood. MIEN the band can be defined as a specific unit of characters that supplements a creative outlet … Continue reading REVIEW: MIEN – SELF-TITLED

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OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’

Jacob Faber, drummer of Sunflower Bean, has described the Trump administration as a “shit show.” To say the New York City trio’s follow-up album, Twentytwo In Blue, wasn’t influenced by our current political climate would be a massive misstep. Faber, along with bassist/vocalist, Julia Cumming, and guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kivlen, has made an attempt at a … Continue reading OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’

TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH

Sunflower Bean, despite their youth, are a musical force to be reckoned with. The group’s mature lyricism, skilled instrumentalism, and unforgettable style has led to a mass amount of buzz surrounding their music, being signed to Mom + Pop records, and a slew of sold out, or nearly so, tours. Collectively, the band turns twenty-two … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH

TODAY’S SONG: JAY SOM’S “PIROUETTE” INTRODUCES US TO HER PERSONAL MUSINGS

Melina Duterte, better known as Jay Som, is Bay Area’s bedroom pop princess. She got her start during the age old MySpace days by sharing extremely personal songs onto her social media profile in middle school. After cycling through many different monikers, Duterte settled on the pseudonym Jay Som. In 2016 Jay Som released the songs … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: JAY SOM’S “PIROUETTE” INTRODUCES US TO HER PERSONAL MUSINGS

TODAY’S SONG: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Reimagine Lyrical Structure with French Press

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, also known as Rolling Blackouts C.F., are in ten months deep since the quintet’s release of their March 2017 EP, The French Press. Rolling Blackouts C.F. had merely been a staple of Melbourne’s indie underground with their debut EP, Talk Tight. After gaining some radio-play with the release, they caught the … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Reimagine Lyrical Structure with French Press

OUR TAKE: CATCHY POP MEETS ’60S BRIT ROCK ON WARBLY JETS’ DEBUT

Warbly Jets are a new and promising power rock band based in LA: They emerged onto the scene with plenty of press and a number of tours before they had released an album, everything happening within what seemed like the blink of an eye. Luckily, Warbly Jets are finished teasing us with mere singles: The … Continue reading OUR TAKE: CATCHY POP MEETS ’60S BRIT ROCK ON WARBLY JETS’ DEBUT

REVIEW: HOLD STILL

In the era of social media, it is not uncommon to follow musicians you admire and the photographers who take their on- and off-stage photographs. A lifestyle photographer with ample talented musician friends, Jenna Putnam often finds herself snapping shots of bands mid-tour or behind the scenes, along with the occasional performance picture. Her film … Continue reading REVIEW: HOLD STILL

L.A. WITCH DEBUT SELF-TITLED

L.A. WITCH SELF-TITLED Suicide Squeeze Street: 09.08 L.A. Witch = Cherry Glazerr + The Fresh & Only’s + ShitKid Three years of touring and writing a slew of California desert drifter-influenced tracks, and with a nomadic existence to match their style, L.A. Witch have gone from a no-fucks, let’s-just-play music attitude to being signed to … Continue reading L.A. WITCH DEBUT SELF-TITLED

Billboard Debuts Heaters’ Newest Single, Thanksgiving ll

Heaters must have cots, sleeping bags, or some sort of sleeping apparatus set up in a studio somewhere in Michigan, considering that in three years Matterhorn will be the band’s third album released. That’s a lot of studio time and even more dedication. From the anticipated Matterhorn thus far, the quartet shared “Séance” and now, … Continue reading Billboard Debuts Heaters’ Newest Single, Thanksgiving ll

L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”

The last city I called home, prior to moving to Brooklyn, was Salt Lake City. While there I learned that a majority of my new friends had a total obsession with Los Angeles band L.A. Witch, so naturally I wanted to see what all the hype was about. L.A. Witch frequented the SLC music scene … Continue reading L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”