Small Million-Bullets In The Bower

On “Bullets In The Bower” Portland-based duo Small Million turn a campfire ballad into a synth-drenched dreamscape. Ryan Linder’s production shows dynamic range, starting with a cold, isolated vocal. He then turns up the heat and brings in the trap beats and synths. The sounds blend perfectly with the vocal performance of Malachi Graham. She can bring it low when she needs to, but her … Continue reading Small Million-Bullets In The Bower

The WLDLFE-“Towel”

Who’s ready for the great Hoosier boom?!!? It’s been a long time since Indiana was relevant in the music conversation, or any conversation for that matter. The WLDLFE is trying to change that, joining fellow Indiana natives Houndmouth in the cultural zeitgeist. Their new album I’m Not Worried Anymore dropped today, and I’m including a video for their song “Towel” for your enjoyment. Much like … Continue reading The WLDLFE-“Towel”

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion

Nashville-based Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have already had a busy 2018. In January they released a 3-song EP called Chapter One, followed in April by another 3-song EP titled Chapter Two. Now the band is on the verge of putting out their first full-length since 2014’s Kid Tiger. Fashion combines their two EP releases from earlier in the year and adds 6 more … Continue reading Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes-Fashion

More Giraffes-Basement (Live)

I’ve really enjoyed the evolution of music videos since the downfall of the original TRL. From the extravagance of big-budget Hype Williams and Dave Meyers videos to the DIY clips with badly synced sound, music videos have long been a part of the album cycle for bands. They’re also sometimes a good way to treat the fans with a quick one-off or cover track. 90 … Continue reading More Giraffes-Basement (Live)

Phillip Michael Scales-Sinner Songwriter

It’s been over four years since we last heard a collection of songs from Phillip-Michael Scales. He released a few EP’s and an LP under the moniker Briar Rabbit while living and working in Chicago from 2011-2014. He left for LA, looking for new creativity and purpose. He returned to Chicago in 2016 and began a hard reset on his career, starting with an industry … Continue reading Phillip Michael Scales-Sinner Songwriter