• Minor Stars - As You Get Out of Your Bed

    Minor Stars – “As You Climb From Your Bed”

    In a sludge revival unheard in many a year, Minor Stars unquestionably build off prior release, The Death of the Sun in The Silver Sea in single “As You Climb From Your Bed”. Written for the upcoming release, Through Pinholes in the Sky, it is from the start really...
  • Mail the Horse - Secret Red Lines

    Mail the Horse – “Sweet Red Lies”

    Psychedelic-americana New York rockers Mail the Horse somehow find a niche generally in their own late night jam band way, but still seemingly come off more as rock ‘n’ roll or Americana. This is fine, and it is hard to find a band like them outside maybe Australia’s Spookyland,...
  • Astronaut Project - Forever

    Astronaut Project – “Forever”

    If you have to choose a Latin-American country as an example of high-quality indie pop music, it’s highly likely that Peru wouldn’t be your first choice. Known by literature and ancient history, Peru is a flourishing hub of bands and ideas. One of those bands is Astronaut Project. If...
  • Slighter - Undertow

    Slighter – “Undertow”

    I remember the first time I heard Slighter, the brainchild of Portland producer/ musician Colin Allrich. I had heard the project mentioned in music circles and knew he had a vast catalogue used in television and soundtracks. Expectations, though, fail to prepare. When you hear Slighter, the room expands....
  • J GRGRY - Dinosaurs

    J GRGRY – “Dinosaurs”

    After the release of the single “Imagination” (QRO review), Seattle-raised, California-based multi-instrumentalist J GRGRY is back with a new track. “Dinosaurs” is an elegant and charming pop song, which follows the sonic trend of sumptuous sounds and arrangements GRGRY is displaying of late. The wobbling metallic guitar sound at...
  • Slighter - The Hunt

    Slighter – “The Hunt”

    Portland artist and producer Slighter (Colin C.) has had a busy year. Cause and Effect Expanded was released in October 2018 (http://www.qromag.com/reviews/album_reviews/slighter-cause-and-effect-ep/) (http://www.qromag.com/features/what-to-shop-for-2018/) and just in time for Valentine’s days is a heavy love song about… murder… that you can dance to. In what sounds like an effortless collaboration...
  • J GRGRY - Imagination

    J GRGRY – “Imagination” B/W “Haunted Horses”

    Seattleite J GRGRY (Joe Gregory) is back with a new single, prelude of his new solo work. After his last record, Gold Teeth + Glass Eyes – an elaborate essay on pop and indie with electronic tinges – Gregory has spent the summer shaping his new record in L.A....
  • Balkan Bump - Aymo Remixes

    Balkan Bump – Aymo Remixes

    Balkan Bump, who is Will Magid, a newer, part trumpeter, part beats engineer, is always, energetic, but also often trying for more than a good hook, which can hurt the tracks. The Aymo Remixes, unlike the original Aymo, and thanks to the help of many others, actually achieve more...
  • J Mascis - “See You at the Movies” & ”Everything She Said”

    J Mascis – “See You at the Movies” & ”Everything She Said”

    As familiar as people find the notion of ‘love and peace,’ too often, it is seen as rebellion, and nobodies’ loud guitars more represent this than those of J Mascis. In Dinosaur Jr or otherwise, Mascis has spoken through a guitar solo of his uncensored feelings, or ‘pieces’ as...
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