• Coma Girls - Smoking Gun

    Coma Girls – “Smoking Gun”

    Coma Girls recently released two singles to their relatively new fame, and somewhat muted allaud, however, they are both finally out, as of December 2019, with EP Smoking Gun B/W Crown on the way, following a self-titled 2015 album, which pops and beach-jangles so well, the continuation on these...
  • Shane Palko - Metamorphosis

    Shane Palko – “Metamorphosis”

    Shane Palko has a new release, Swahili Surreal, and an African, folky, genre warped, mind-bending video for the single from it, “Metamorphosis”. What can be said of an artist who tries something new? Often it is too new, however, here the cultural charm of a foreign, rural town, combined...
  • Coma Girls - Crown

    Coma Girls – “Crown”

    A warm, but still brooding indie is out in Coma Girls new single, “Crown”, for EP Smoking Gun B/W Crown. It is all very intricate electronic jangle pop here, but all very familiar here too, with a melody sounding much like Pavement meets Ariel Pink, whom are both very...
  • David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World

    David Bowie – “The Man Who Sold the World (‘ChangesNowBowie’ version)”

    January 8th is the birthday of David Bowie (also Elvis Presley, Stephen Hawking, and this contributor…), and he’s managed to release something on his birthday even after passing away in 2016 (two days after his birthday that year).  There was 2017’s No Plan EP (QRO review), 2016’s Blackstar (QRO...
  • J GRGY - Open Roads

    J GRGRY – “Open Roads”

    Seattle’s J GRGRY (Joe Gregory) keeps on advancing new tracks of what will be his new record, out next year. After the feisty “Imagination” (QRO review) and the anthemistic “Dinosaurs” (QRO review), he now presents “Open Roads”. The song deals with the moving of Gregory and his now fiancé...
  • 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....
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