Lauren Ruth Ward-“Sideways”

Following up on a strong EP in 2016 and a couple singles last year, Lauren Ruth Ward is preparing her first full-length album for release February 9th. The song feels like driving down the California coast, so it’s no wonder the singer left her hometown of ┬áBaltimore for the sunny streets of Los Angeles. Some aspects of the song remind me of Courtney Barnett, but … Continue reading Lauren Ruth Ward-“Sideways”

Young Jesus-Green (Video)

Young Jesus have been fairly quiet since my classic resurrection joke when they released Grow/Decompose back in March of 2015. They’re coming back in a big way, with a new self-titled album out September 12th on Gigantic Noise. They just released a video for the single “Green” today, directed by Jordan Epstein. It finds the band in a different place than we last left them-the … Continue reading Young Jesus-Green (Video)

Rafael Vigilantics-Ramblin Bones (Video)

This song got under my skin in a different way than most. Initially I thought the song itself was just okay, but the video was really good. I watched it a couple more times for the visuals, and as I did, the voice of Rafael Vigilantics started digging into my brain. Part campfire ballad and part trippy head game, the song comes together like a … Continue reading Rafael Vigilantics-Ramblin Bones (Video)

Kitten-Heaven Or Somewhere In Between

   It’s been a little under two years since Kitten released their self-titled LP. The time since has seen a lot of touring and writing, leading to the new EP out last Friday. This LA group has long been influenced by New Wave and synth pop of the 80’s. Heaven Or Somewhere In Between finds them right in the Spandau Ballet of the beast. “Fall … Continue reading Kitten-Heaven Or Somewhere In Between