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Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County

Welcome To Our Hearts Haze County by Jay Armstrong I am in love with Haze County. These first songs are a selfish organic release of compounded layered expression yet speak to the ALL our individual spirits gravitate towards. Haze County breathes through frantic frenzied technique blurred beneath a rare sensitivity towards the bigger cohesive whole....
Lou Rebecca's "Tonight"

Lou Rebecca’s “Tonight”

  Simultaneously an emblem of the past and a curtain drawn open towards the future, Lou Rebecca’s uncanny pop sensibilities are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. With her delicate, silky voice enticing you in both English and her native French, Lou’s inherent knack for captivating performances and choreography have immediately won over audiences in...
Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

“In violent times, you shouldn’t have to sell your soul” ~ Tears for Fears (Ian Stanley/Ronald Orzabal) “ Shout”, Songs from the Big Chair 1985   This quote from 1985 is rather poignant in today’s political climate. As the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, scholars, the dispossessed, and those who resist...
Music Video Review: Sun Abduction's "Acid Pyramid"

Music Video Review: Sun Abduction’s “Acid Pyramid”

Facebook || Twitter || Instagram   A gracious addition to the psychedelic rock scene, Brooklyn-based quartet Sun Abduction are bound for a west coast tour in anticipation of their recently released singles, “Acid Pyramid / Pale Rider”, as well as prepping for their upcoming debut LP. Directed by Robert Hickerman, their music video for “Acid...
Show Review: Angel Olsen at The Mohawk

Show Review: Angel Olsen at The Mohawk

Photography by Ismael Quintanilla III   This past Tuesday we managed to pull some strings in order to see the (second) sold out Angel Olsen show at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. Everybody’s been gushing about her latest album, My Woman, as well as her live performances, so naturally we had to see what all of the buzz...
A Daydream From Another Planet: River Jones' Official Music Video For "Pure"

A Daydream From Another Planet: River Jones’ Official Music Video For “Pure”

  Collaborative chance encounters are always thriving in the city of Austin, Texas. Back in June, River Jones partnered with local indie pop band Tele Novella for a music video shoot they had scheduled and just so happened to meet Lorelei Linklater, director Richard Linklater’s daughter. Both Jones and Linklater spent the day decked out...
Scatter Factory LP Blends Motorik Electronica With Ambient Bliss

Scatter Factory LP Blends Motorik Electronica With Ambient Bliss

  When I first heard the name Scatter Factory, the thought that immediately popped into my head is something or someone churning out produce in an uncoordinated not well-thought- out manner. However, the debut album from Scatter Factory (real name Will Foster) is anything but that – it’s calculated, intentional, sincere, and meticulously constructed (like...
Maija Sofia's "Stains" is a Beautiful Reflection on Transitory States

Maija Sofia’s “Stains” is a Beautiful Reflection on Transitory States

  Maija Sofia isn’t one to let go of her artistic reins — her single “Stains” off her debut EP The Sugar Sea was self-written, recorded and produced and Sofia also took command in directing her music video. The Dublin-based indie folk songstress captured the track’s solemn mood on a foggy and dreary day by...
I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live's Moody Theater

I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live’s Moody Theater

Words: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) Photography: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram)   Despite wishing I had the opportunity to squeeze in a John Carpenter movie marathon before Thursday evening at ACL Live’s Moody Theater, it didn’t prevent me from sitting upright in my seat, absolutely spellbound at Carpenter’s genius to create ominous and memorable compositions...
Pookie and the Poodlez - Young Adult

Pookie and the Poodlez – Young Adult

Living in Oakland there might seem to be far more bands than necessary swinging from the same complacent rock ‘n’ roll vine, for the rest of us around the world though, our thirst cannot be quenched for the talent and sound that area consistently offers up to us. Pookie and the Poodlez has remained strictly...
Technicolor Hearts' "Would You Come Back to Me?"

Technicolor Hearts’ “Would You Come Back to Me?”

  Austin presents a warm home to creative electric dream-pop darlings Technicolor Hearts. Comprised of songwriter and vocalist Naomi Cherie and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Salazar, Technicolor Hearts knows how to weave soaring soundscapes and dazzling imagery into their music videos, as shown in their most recent “Would You Come Back to Me?”. Their video has a...
When the Beach Boys Say Forever, They Mean FOREVER: Still America's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band 50 Years Later

When the Beach Boys Say Forever, They Mean FOREVER: Still America’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band 50 Years Later

Words by: Merri Palmer Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III   I thought I knew what rock ‘n’ roll was until I saw The Beach Boys. My generation grew up on Beach Boys’ surf rock, a sound so familiar and quintessential to American life that it may as well have been baseball, or apple pie, or stars...
An Evening with Low at The Parish

An Evening with Low at The Parish

Words by: Trish Connelly Photography: Raphael Umscheid   Despite my belated discovery of Low’s music, their album Things We Lost in the Fire defined a significant portion of my college years. More often than not I’d put “Sunflower” and “Dinosaur Act” on repeat, the soundtrack to my solitary Sunday nights. This past Tuesday, I found...
Persistence Pays: The Rich Hands

Persistence Pays: The Rich Hands

  Finally moving out of the shadows of Black Lips and The Bad Lovers, stepping off in their own definitive direction, The Rich Hands are all grown up and killin’ it better than ever.   There is always a timidness when you play something from a band you have been geeking over for so long...
Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part II

Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part II

Holy Wave: The Evil Has Landed Part 2 In a world of faux social connection bands rise out of hype to show no substance once fully in the light. In this moment of no tolerance for giants, where longevity and ego are despicable to nearly all, bands get discarded before coming close to catching stride...
Born Bad Seeds: Gross Pointe

Born Bad Seeds: Gross Pointe

  Be it from age or simple cosmic awareness, somewhere along the path we become less a reflection of the external, our own tiny voices finding strength in some collective subconscious of US, we close our eyes in true Jordan Catalano fashion to open them with a rift unfathomable between what we have become and...
Calling Out - EZTV

Calling Out – EZTV

  Here we have the number one album of summer. Not THE summer… just summer. If a single season can have a soundtrack, this is it.   Color me impressed as hell with this debut by Brooklyn trio EZTV. Who do I hear behind this band? I find Dire Straits in their riffs. Seriously, these...
Album Review: Lady Lamb's "After"

Album Review: Lady Lamb’s “After”

  For Lady Lamb (real name, Aly Spaltro), her sophomore album After is about growing up, seeing the positives, and moving forward. When Spaltro released her debut album Ripely Pine, she was going by the name Lady Lamb the Beekeeper and writing about pain and young sadness.  She may still write about pain but she’s...
The Great Game Review: An Aural Experimentation Debut

The Great Game Review: An Aural Experimentation Debut

  With The Great Game’s members spanning from around the globe, the seven piece band successfully interweaves an array of musical genres that can best be described as “new world music”; taking timeless aspects of various musical styles and bringing them together to create something new and cohesive. The Great Game draws influences from bands...
Jen Hingley's "Autonomy": An Album of One's Own

Jen Hingley’s “Autonomy”: An Album of One’s Own

  Autonomy: (noun; Independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s actions) – an appropriate name for Jen Hingley’s most recent and entirely self-produced and self-recorded album. Hailing from Manchester, UK, Hingley has her hands in many artistic projects ranging from print and web layout design to photography and film. It would seem that...
Single Review: Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren's "Fiend"

Single Review: Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren’s “Fiend”

  In general, I don’t care for electronic music. But every now and then I’m enticed by the dramatic drops, distorted vocals, and hauntingly catchy beats that define some of today’s better electro-pop. Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren’s freaky-awesome “Fiend” is one such example – and I can’t get it out of my head. “Fiend” is...
Review: Ryley Walker's "Sweet Satisfaction"

Review: Ryley Walker’s “Sweet Satisfaction”

  When I typed Ryley Walker’s name into Google for a little context before writing this review, the first thing that came up was an NPR Music writeup about Walker’s latest album, Primrose Green. Its author praises Walker’s use of acoustic-electric guitar riffs to create an unplugged sound that’s more punk rock than coffee shop....
Iron and Wine: A Glimpse into the Past and the Future

Iron and Wine: A Glimpse into the Past and the Future

  It’s a refreshing insight into a musician’s growth as an artist and human being when you go back and listen to some of their first recordings. We’re blessed to experience Samuel Beam’s, aka Iron and Wine’s, first musings of what was to become a long and fruitful music career with the release of the...
No You Can't Have This Track: Grimes - REALiTi

No You Can’t Have This Track: Grimes – REALiTi

  In case you haven’t heard yet, Grimes’ most recent album was scrapped. Yes, the one with ‘Go’ on it. When asked why, Grimes told that the album just felt “depressing”, though I think it may have had more to do with bad reaction to the single ‘Go’ featuring Blood Diamonds. While not a bad...
Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Multi-Love"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Multi-Love”

  Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new album, Multi-Love, set to be released on May 26th, has already garnered much positive attention. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson concocts a new spin on love – what happens with three individuals join together and the complications that inevitably ensue. Nielson aims to create a sound he can call his...
Omega Vague's 'Reveries'

Omega Vague’s ‘Reveries’

  Seems like everyone and their grandma is a musician these days. In a world of beats made on laptops and “help me record my debut album!” Kickstarters, it’s easy to miss truly good self-recorded/produced music while you’re trying to avoid all the “experimental” garbage out there. Luckily, I’ve got a pretty solid homemade-ish album...
Seashells: A Short in Beauty and Nostalgia

Seashells: A Short in Beauty and Nostalgia

  Although no one’s experience is identical to another, I think we can all agree that growing up is hella weird. And sometimes sad, embarrassing, and confusing. But in looking back upon the saddest, most embarrassing, and most confusing times, you realize that these once Earth-shattering moments are really just blips in a life that...
My Top Five Recent Albums

My Top Five Recent Albums

Ruins by Grouper Grouper’s newly released album Ruins will undoubtebly give you chills at one point or another throughout the eight track record. The album features a mix of dark, soul wrenching songs that are bound to draw emotion out of the listener. Ruins‘ first single “Call Across Rooms” may be the most soul wrenching...
Steve Gunn Presents: Way Out Weather

Steve Gunn Presents: Way Out Weather

Steve Gunn’s Way Out Weather starts with a title track that makes the album sound like a typical Americana album with soaring steel-guitar style playing and finger picked acoustic. During my fourth listen, I began to truly appreciate the wealth of musical information and depth that a few tracks from this album provide. Wildwood, the...
Foxygen Freak Out

Foxygen Freak Out

F O X Y G E N …and Star Power TL;DR  So I listened to Foxygen’s new album, and then listened to it again stoned.  F I R S T   T I M E   A R O U N D Sophomore albums can be a big hurdle for any band. In Foxygen’s case,...
A Weekend At UTOPiAfest

A Weekend At UTOPiAfest

  Festivals are everywhere, every weekend, for every type of personality. There are music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, and everything in between. If you have a favorite past time, there’s probably a festival dedicated to it. I’ve attended the larger festivals numerous times and while they offer attendees the chance to see some of...
Wildcat Apollo Presents: KC Zombie

Wildcat Apollo Presents: KC Zombie

Fresh off the road from 2014’s Vans Warped Tour after winning Best Rock Song for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Wildcat Apollo certainly has a promising future ahead of them. Members Alex Margolin, Cat Tassini, and brothers Aaron and Taylor Eichensee made their way to Austin, Texas in 2013 to record their debut, self-titled album,...
Friday the 13th Movie Marathon

Friday the 13th Movie Marathon

Friday the 13th, though a controversial day, is widely regarded by all. The day itself has only recently been coined as unlucky, with its origins being in the 19th century. With number twelve being seen as the embodiment of perfection (twelve months in a year, hours on a clock, number of Jesus’ disciples, etc.), thirteen...
Tomboy Presents: Roll Out

Tomboy Presents: Roll Out

Tomboy, an electro-pop duo with members Sarah Aument and William Shore, is the best thing to come out of NYC this year. It’s been three weeks since the debut of Tomboy’s “Roll Out,” and its already made its way to one of Flavorwire’s top five singles of the week—and there’s reason for that. “Roll Out”...
Movies To Die For: Teenage

Movies To Die For: Teenage

When I first read up on the root of Matt Wolf’s new flick, “Teenage,” I wasn’t convinced. What do you mean “the development of the teenager?” Teenagers have always been around… An entire phase of life didn’t just come out of nowhere. But, once I started the film, (curled on the couch with a glass...
Kate Moss x Topshop: Glitter, Feathers, and Fringe...Oh My!

Kate Moss x Topshop: Glitter, Feathers, and Fringe…Oh My!

Kate Moss collaborated with Topshop, AGAIN. But she’s come back with designs that are somehow better than last time (is that even possible?). We’ve gone through all of the pieces and hand picked our absolute favorites…and let me tell you, there’s a lot. Kate Moss x Topshop from ANON Magazine on Vimeo. Photo Source  ...
Prides Presents: The Seeds You Sow

Prides Presents: The Seeds You Sow

Innovative and infectious synthpop trio, Prides, will release “The Seeds You Sow” 7″ and digital single on March 18 in the U.S. The band just released a new video for “The Seeds You Sow,” which is available to post and share via YouTube. Earlier this month, The Line Of Best Fit premiered the track, which is also available to stream...
The Best Films of 2013

The Best Films of 2013

In a year with Scorsese and Coen, David O. Russell reigns supreme. Overall, 2013 killed it. What was one of the best years for rap and hip hop was also a stellar year in film. Dominated by everyone’s #WomanCrushWednesday – Jennifer Lawrence, this year’s film selection is sure to create some tension and unpredictability at...
Baths Album Review: Obsidian

Baths Album Review: Obsidian

If you’ve ever been to SXSW, you know the hell that your feet endure. You walk downtown Austin hurriedly to get to the venue where one of your favorite acts is performing. Then, depending on the venue, you wait in line for a damned long period of time.  You know, venues like Stubb’s BBQ ,...
Indie Radar: Tera Melos

Indie Radar: Tera Melos

Holy Jesus, this math rock band, Tera Melos, is so god damn good.  I have difficulty starting off this article, because this band is seriously unlike anything I’ve ever heard, so I’ll probably just make up for by swearing too much, BECAUSE THEY ARE FUCKING AMAZING. FUCKING. AMAZING.  It’s also summer now, and I don’t...
Not So Indie Radar: Jeff Rosenstock

Not So Indie Radar: Jeff Rosenstock

Raise your hand if you are familiar with Jeff Rosenstock. Wait, no… put your hands down, because I can’t see you, like, at all. Shit, this is awkward. Look, the point I’m trying to illustrate is that if I COULD see you, then it’s likely that many of you haven’t raised your hands, which is...
The Terror: A New Chapter For The Flaming Lips

The Terror: A New Chapter For The Flaming Lips

Last month I got to see The Flaming Lips during SXSW in Austin. Being a Lips live show veteran, I ventured to Auditorium Shores expecting balloons, confetti, big-ass hands, lasers, or maybe Wayne riding the big hamster ball on top of the crowd, but instead I received “The Terror”. After being told that we were...
Indie Radar - SKATERS

Indie Radar – SKATERS

Quite possibly the greatest thing out of the New York scene since The Strokes, SKATERS capture an addictive, garage-pop sound that fuses elements of punk and indie dreaminess into a glorious combination of sounds. These sounds cannot simply be categorized into just one genre of music. I fell in love with this band during my...
Indie Radar: Said The Whale

Indie Radar: Said The Whale

Like every responsible person 21 and up, I spent my St. Patty’s day getting way too drunk and slurring my words, but the main difference is that I watched the Vancouver-based, Juno-Award winning band, Said the Whale, play a private show in my friend’s (Lincoln) backyard.  Way to boost your indie cred, Lincoln; props bro,...
The Mowgli's - Love's Not Dead EP

The Mowgli’s – Love’s Not Dead EP

The Mowgli’s have been taking the folk-indie world by storm  since the release of their EP, “Love’s Not Dead,” back in October. They have especially been captivating the airwaves with their immensely catchy, musical smile of the song “San Francisco,” which has become insanely popular. There’s something about their sound that simply puts a smile...
Indie Radar - Le Trouble

Indie Radar – Le Trouble

When it comes to indie music, there are some things that the listener can come to expect. Whether it’s indie-rock or folk, there is a status-quo to music, and a comfortable boundary of tried and not-tried. In many ways, when I hear a new band, I find myself cataloging their sound in my mind, comparing...
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala – Lonerism

The first time I heard Tame Impala’s debut album, Innerspeaker, I couldn’t believe that they were from this decade. The Australian outfit has managed to resurrect the psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, and forge it with the emerging indie-rock genre of our time. Along with this, they have created something truly magical. The...
The "DRIVE" Soundtrack Is Musical Genius

The “DRIVE” Soundtrack Is Musical Genius

Okay, so let me start off by saying how great is the movie  Drive? I was under the impression, before I saw the film, that Ryan Gosling was just another sissy pretty-boy. Maybe I only had that opinion because I watched half of “The Notebook,” but I was completely wrong. That dude is… well, a...
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Review)

Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Review)

  So even though it’s coming sort of late seeing as the album was released last May, I felt compelled to write this review because Celebration Rock just kicks so much ass. Two years ago when the two-piece, Vancouver-born outfit released their first LP, Post Nothing, it took off. Nearly 3 years, and over 200...
Tall Ships: Everything Touching (Review)

Tall Ships: Everything Touching (Review)

  Tall Ships – Everything Touching: Hailing from the UK, the math rock outfit Tall Ships finally released their debut album Everything Touching last October after teasing us all with a couple EPs over the past couple of years, and they have not disappointed, with a piece of art truly unique. Their sound is commonly...

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