• Wilder Maker : Male Models

    Wilder Maker – “Against Numbers”

    Former bandmate Katie Von Schleicher guests on Wilder Maker’s latest single, “Against Numbers”, off their forthcoming LP, Male Models. Judging by the sound of the tracks released so far, the New York-based band is taking a more pop-driven line of approach on the new album. The shaggier edges of...
  • Million Dollaz Worth of Game

    Million Dollaz Worth of Game

    Last night, Barstool Sports brought the stars of their hit podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game to their fans (and ad-buyers) at 310 Bowery Bar. Amid the open bar and great free pizza, Wallo and Gillie talked not only about their show and how they get all their big-name...
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Roman Candles

    Death Cab for Cutie – “Roman Candles”

    Back in the dark days of March/April 2020, when COVID shut down just about everything, one of the few lifelines, one of the few reasons to even know what time (or day) it was, were the livestreams from Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. He eventually had to...
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Sidelines

    Phoebe Bridgers – “Sidelines”

    Even after having huge 2020 & 2021, Phoebe Bridgers is staying big this year, playing a ton of festivals like Alabama’s Hangout (QRO photos) and Louisville’s Forecastle (QRO photos) – not to mention an upcoming three-night run in NYC, both Prospect Park Bandshell (14th & 15th) and Forest Hills...
  • Wilder Maker : Male Models

    Wilder Maker – “Letter of Apology”

    Wilder Maker returns with full length album Male Models, out 7/29 via Western Vinyl. You can catch the video for their first track “Letter of Apology”. A raffish guitar riff opens onto classic rock textures, though the architecture built up by the lead guitar takes the tune in unconventional...
  • ASHHR - No Garden

    ASHHR – “No Garden”

    L.A.’s ASHRR are working hard to release some new tracks in anticipation of their forthcoming second record, due to release later in the year. Apart from the string of indie rock tracks we delved into in past reviews (“Dark Eyes”, “Same Way”, and “WAVES”), the first two singles of...
  • GR^VE : GR^VE EP

    GR^VE – GR^VE EP

    There has been a debate for some time now (around several decades, to be honest) about whether music is gradually losing quality. Nowadays, the current wave of mainstream music – more urban and with way fewer instruments than before, and thus less musicality – is reliving this debate, making...
  • ASHRR - Bad Reasons

    ASHRR – “Bad Reasons”

    Sometimes, the road to a new record can be long and tedious, like watching a sausage dry until we can eat it. Reasons for that vary: being a total perfectionist, utter lack of inspiration, changes in the band’s lineup, a pandemic… Your pick. Thus, when songs start shaping up...
  • The Forms - All Souls Day

    The Forms – “All Souls Day”

    QRO loved New York’s own The Forms (QRO spotlight on) back in the day (like a decade, decade-and-a-half ago), which is why it’s so great to see that they’re back in action, putting together their first album since 2011’s Derealization EP (QRO review). The Steve Albini-recorded album comes out...