• Alison Mosshart - Rise

    Alison Mosshart – “Rise”

    You already know Alison Mosshart as one-half of the visceral duo The Kills, with Jamie Hince.  Oh, and she also teamed up with none other than Jack White as The Dead Weather.  But now she’s gone full-on solo with “Rise”, a driving a stark piece for these stark times. ...
  • GR^VE - Safe

    GR^VE – “Safe”

    We’re all stuck inside, even as spring dawns, fearing an unseen enemy.  We all want to feel safe, so check out “Safe” by GR^VE.  Brighter than prior single “Resign Your Fate”, there’s a shoegaze atmosphere to the piece, wandering through this lost world.  And check out the video below....
  • Nadia Marie : Weekend Weekend EP

    Nadia Marie – Weekend Weekend EP

    Nadia Marie is as Nadia Marie shows in an up and coming new Atlanta based solo artist release, among the fray of many American and female solo singer-songwriters. Surely influenced by her recent hardships, as she was in an automobile incited bike accident in college, causing her to lose...
  • 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...