Amina Shareef Ali-In The Dark (Awake Of Course)

So this album came out two weeks ago, but I’ve had it for a while. And when I say a while I don’t mean like a week before release, I mean I’ve had this album since JANUARY! I listened to it when I first got it and liked it, but wasn’t really feeling up to writing anything at the time. And then today I was … Continue reading Amina Shareef Ali-In The Dark (Awake Of Course)

SuperKnova-American Queers

Last night I had the opportunity to see SuperKnova play some songs off her new album American Queers. I’ve been listening to it for a few days, with it’s official release yesterday before the show started. It’s a unique album, combining pop/rock/electronic music in a way that hasn’t previously been done this well. Ellie Kim, the lone singer/songwriter/instrumentalist on the album, has a knack for … Continue reading SuperKnova-American Queers

Slothrust & Sons Of An Illustrious Father Share Split 7”

I’ve been a big fan of both of these bands for a long time. Its been 8 years since I started spreading the Sons gospel and 5 since I instantly fell for the grungy alt-rock of Slothrust. Both bands have continuously landed songs and albums in my year-end lists and played amazing shows here. A couple years ago they toured together starting with Slothrust’s show … Continue reading Slothrust & Sons Of An Illustrious Father Share Split 7”

Ryan Cassata-Virginia, Pick Up The Phone

Ryan Cassata probably doesn’t need my endorsement to sell records. He already enjoys a YouTube subscriber count over 60,000. But my job isn’t really to sell records, it’s to let you know if the music is any good-a job I take very seriously despite having a readership well below the above mentioned number (actually, well below half that number would be a nice one for … Continue reading Ryan Cassata-Virginia, Pick Up The Phone