• 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 them to the sound of both new and old bands alike. The first time I heard Le Trouble’s daring work, I was stumped. I couldn’t really think of anything that sounded quite like it. There’s just something different, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. The result of a Quebec born guitarist/songwriter and…

  • New Phoenix Single – “Entertainment”

    February 18th, almost four years after Phoenix released their killer record “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” the band released their first new studio content. The track is a single, titled “Entertainment,” off their upcoming record “Bankrupt!,” which is expected to drop April 23rd. I’ve been a huge phoenix fan since their release in 2009, and let me tell you, it has been a long four years. Over time, my hope faded slowly. Possibilities of having to replay “Lisztomania” over and over again until the end of time seemed more possible with each passing year. However, now my prayers have been answered. Of course, the bar has been set extremely high by their…

  • 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 sound is something truly unique; sounding much like the bastard child of Pink Floyd and Cream, with dirty, fuzzy, fat guitar tones that I think would even make Jimi Hendrix proud. In October of last year, with the release of Lonerism, Tame Impala has rocketed into a future in the limelight of independent rock. When…

  • Indie Radar – Fitz & The Tantrums

    So, here at ANON, we’re going to be doing a weekly blog about up and coming artists, or artists that deserve a shout out for the amazing music that they create. We are doing this just to spread the word and hopefully create a few more fans if we can. If you have any recommendations or a band of your own that you think we should write about, leave a comment, and we’ll get around to it! Kicking off the first ever weekly Indie Radar is Fitz & The Tantrums, a six piece outfit from Los Angeles that has managed to create the most groovy blend of indie pop and…

  • 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 shows later their second album is receiving critical acclaim by numerous sources as one of the best rock albums of 2012, and I couldn’t agree more.   The album, titled Celebration Rock, starts off with the sound of fireworks popping in the distance, as if a… celebration was taking place, and Brian King (lead guitar,…

  • 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 referred to as math rock, or melodic hardcore, reminiscent of their fellow Big Scary Monsters label artist Minus the Bear, but I’m not so convinced. The beginning two or three tracks stick to math rock basics, ironic enough as the title of the song “T=0” is in essence an equation, with a quick pace and…