Sons Of An Illustrious Father-E.G.

With their newest LP, Deus Sex Machina, coming out in a couple weeks, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have just put out their third single. “E.G.” changes up the sound a bit from the other two songs they’ve released. Big, heavy guitars fill up most of the available space, while Josh Aubin’s vocals offer a sweetness that differs from the intensity of band members Ezra … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-E.G.

Curious Grace & Black Rabbit-Fire Brigade

Thirty seconds into Curious Grace & Black Rabbit‘s “Fire Brigade,” I had to pull out the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack to make sure I hadn’t heard this song already. It’s got the same energy of those mid-90’s power pop/alternative hits from Letters To Cleo and Save Ferris. It’s all brand new, though-references to “pink pussy hats” will let you know they’re talking … Continue reading Curious Grace & Black Rabbit-Fire Brigade

Girl Talk & Erick The Architect-Trouble In Paradise

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything by Girl Talk. Like a lot of people, I spent a lot of hours bobbing my head to his sample-heavy beats. I didn’t get a chance to catch Silicon Valley last night, as I’m still out of town, but a new song from Girl Talk and Erick The Architect Of Flatbush Zombies closed the episode. To say … Continue reading Girl Talk & Erick The Architect-Trouble In Paradise

Oliver Ignatius-Citys A Hell

I’ve been following the career of Oliver Ignatius for about 15 years already. As a teen he fronted the band The Hysterics, who became the first band to break out of the blogosphere and landed themselves some screen time on MTV. After that band dissolved, which you can read about here, he started his own studio. Over the past seven or eight years a lot … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius-Citys A Hell

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”