It’s been about a year since Nils Bloch released his debut EP, In Amber Light. Now he’s preparing his first full-length album, which will feature this single, “I Blink You Disappear.” I was a big fan of his output in 2022, and his initial offering of 2023 stands up to the high bar he set. While the summer is generally a time for bangers and … Continue reading Nils Bloch-I Blink You Disappear
It’s been a couple of years since Pete Droge has put out a new single, but it certainly hasn’t been that long since I’ve listened to his music. I find myself every now and again getting a tune of his stuck in my head. Most famously, he appeared on the Dumb & Dumber soundtrack with “If You Don’t Love Me (I’ll Kill Myself),” and in … Continue reading Pete Droge-Fading Fast
It’s been over six months since MAITA released her latest album, I Just Want To Be Wild For You. The chance to see her perform in Chicago in support of the record is finally over, as she will be opening for Weakened Friends (a bill with two Portland bands from different states!!!) at Subterranean on September 25th. It’s a small space, so be sure to … Continue reading MAITA-Where Do You Go?
Life is a tricky thing. It’s not enough we have to contend with all the external obstacles that make up the world around us, we also have internal obstructions that are invisible to others but loom large in our daily lives. When the two meet, and some external event causes a kind of truama, it adds to the mess we already have inside. A trauma … Continue reading Mads Koch-Sirens
There’s a line about halfway through the title track of Peter Joly’s new album, Easy Has Never Been The Way, that resonates with me as something I’ve held to be true for most of my life: “Living and achieving with each other, is the closest thing to God that we’re ever going to find.” It’s a thesis of sorts for the album as it looks … Continue reading Peter Joly-Easy Has Never Been The Way