Entries for the ‘The Shape Of Rock To Come…’ Category

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Julia Blake, Andrew Thomas (Vow)

Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads. LA duo Vow [...]

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Clint Walsh (Dot Hacker)

Dot Hacker is an LA-based band featuring musicians Josh Klinghoffer (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner, and Jonathan Hischke. They released their debut album, Inhibition, in 2012 and are excited to show their fans what they’ve been up to since. Formed out of conversations between Clint and Josh whilst on tour with Gnarls Barkley [...]

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Mike Robinson (Empires)

Chicago’s Empires are set to release their upcoming EP, How Good Does It Feel, on Chop Shop/Island Records on June 17.  For those uninitiated, the band make romantic, arena ready rock music that flirts across genres and is stacked with earworm melodies.  The EP was produced by John Congleton (Xiu XIu, St. Vincent, etc.). The [...]

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Stephen Edmunds (Highlands)

From Long Beach, California, Highlands announce the July 15 release of their second album, Dark Matter Traveler. Named for the Scottish Highlands and rooted in a love of Creation Records bands like Slowdive and Ride, Highlands might be Anglophiles but they are Southern Californians too. Like the Golden State itself, Dark Matter Traveler is a [...]

The Shape Of Rock To Come: Bill Calomiris (Gloom)

Washington, D.C.’s Gloom has been aptly described by MetalSucks as “towering, savage, blackened death groove”; frontman Bill Calomiris names Suffocation, Gorgoroth, and Crowbar as influences.  You Indie thinks that is a pretty friggin’ appropriate description. While many bands dazzle with their technicality, Gloom transcend the herd by using their shred in the service of concise, [...]