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

More Giraffes-Not Cool

Over the summer I posted about a demo version of “Basement” that More Giraffes shared. Now the LA-based duo are back with another song from their upcoming EP (release date TBA). “Not Cool” is a fun pop song, and the video they’ve made to accompany it could not do it justice any better. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford have a great musical chemistry together and … Continue reading More Giraffes-Not Cool

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)

Fujiya & Miyagi To Play Lincoln Hall 4/3/18

Back in the early 2000’s I had a job where I was driving a lot. I had an iPod but sometimes it wasn’t charged or I wanted to hear something else, so I would tune in to 88.5 KURE, the college radio station for Iowa State. One of the few things I’ve carried with me from that time in Iowa was that city’s love for … Continue reading Fujiya & Miyagi To Play Lincoln Hall 4/3/18