October 22, 2018
Words by: Steve DaSilva
>>Phony Ppl are all about going against the flow. With their latest release, “mō'zā-ik.”, they’re upsetting more than just the status quo.
“mō'zā-ik.” is nothing if not innovative. With its lo-fi samples and unnatural beats, it truly makes an effort to be di...
October 8, 2018
>> When you think of Austria, pop-rap probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. With “Young Prophet II”, Mavi Phoenix is looking to change that.
Mavi Phoenix has one of the most unique styles out there right now. Take the Colombian influences of Kali U...
October 1, 2018
>> Hippo Campus is one of the top names to know in indie-radio songs of the summer. With “Bambi”, they throw some new twists on a classic sound.
The classic Hippo Campus sound is nice, but it can get pretty old pretty fast. Luckily, they seem to have taken n...
September 24, 2018
>> Metric’s been an indie-radio mainstay for fifteen years now. With “Art of Doubt”, they prove they haven’t forgotten the basics.
“Art of Doubt” is an angry album. Since 2005’s “Live It Out”, Metric has been dialing back the raw emotion for a cleaner sound....
September 17, 2018
>> Since 2012, Slothrust has been one of the go-to names in feminist grunge. With “The Pact”, they’re out to keep their crown.
“The Pact” is one of the most diverse offerings to date from Slothrust. With their past hits, it’s been easy for people to pigeonho...
August 27, 2018
>> The Demos have been one of the standout names in Rochester music for years. They recently release their new EP, “If You Only Knew”.
“If You Only Knew” hits the perfect mix of cohesive and varied. Despite being only four songs long, the EP manages to have a m...
August 20, 2018
>> Mitski has long been at the forefront of melancholy anthems. With “Be the Cowboy”, she mixes dejection with disco.
Mitski’s voice is nearly unparalleled in modern songwriting. Right from the start, on “Geyser”, the way her tone and volume build to a beaut...
August 13, 2018
>> lovelytheband has been around since 2016, but are only now putting out their first album. “finding it hard to smile”, their first full-length, expands on their initial EP.
“finding it hard to smile” is surprisingly well-mixed. While treble-heavy, nothing...
August 6, 2018
>> The Coup is one of the foremost names in anti-establishment music. With the release of 2018’s “Sorry To Bother You”, they culminate a six-year journey.
“Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack” captures an emotion that many artists fail to comprehend. It’s ag...
July 30, 2018
>> Bass Drum of Death has been a garage-rock mainstay for a decade. With “Just Business”, they’re moving beyond the overhead door.
“Just Business” brings some new elements the Bass Drum of Death sound without forgetting their bread & butter. It’s still got t...