Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

From The Horse’s Mouth: Anthony Fusco (Divider) on All Barren

Nearly a decade after its formation, Divider delivers its first full-length album: All Barren. Glory Kid Ltd. will release All Barren on September 23 as a vinyl LP and digital download.  All Barren is Divider’s debut full-length yet the Long Island, New York band has been making records since 2006 – a Kurt Ballou-recorded debut EP and a split with Bone Dance, among others. Through many changes in [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Myrkur

Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes one-woman black metal project Myrkur.  Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre. Hailing from Denmark, Myrkur signed to renowned independent label, Relapse Records, in 2014 and [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Andrew Low (The Jazz June) on After The Earthquake

Revered indie rock outfit The Jazz June is set to drop their first new studio LP in over 12 years, After The Earthquake, on November 11 via Topshelf Records. The LP was recorded with producer Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) at Gradwell House this past spring, with Steve Poponi (Young Statues) engineering/mixing and Dave [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Chris Simpson of Mineral

What ended in 1998 actually began four years earlier, in Houston, Texas, when four friends formed a band. Mineral launched into touring immediately, often alongside other indie bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, Texas is the Reason, Knapsack, Braid, and The Get Up Kids, garnering them a legion of fans from the outset. [...]

Shred Then Shred: Fynn Claus Grabke (The Picturebooks)

It’s not surprising that The Picturebooks recorded their 2014 album, Imaginary Horse [RidingEasy Records], in the same garage where they regularly refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers. The German duo—Fynn Claus Grabke [vocals, guitar] and Philipp Mirtschink [drums]—capture a raw, rich, and real energy befitting of the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura, and spiritual spark. [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir) on I Used To Be So Young

Pittsburgh’s indie folk-punk act The Homeless Gospel Choir, a one man band consisting of outspoken singer-songwriter Derek Zanetti, has released its new album, I Used To Be So Young, via A-F Records. The Homeless Gospel Choir is the Woody Guthrie of the post-hope / pre-apocalypse world that we live in today. He’s personally charged to [...]

Shred Then Shred: Justin Ward and Carson Mitchell (Dirty Lungs)

Over the past seven years, Dirty Lungs’ brand of lo-fi rock ‘n roll has become as intrinsic to the Birmingham, Alabama community.  Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically Since Ra-Jaan Parmley and Carson Mitchell formed the band in 2006, Dirty Lungs are still standing–and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever. Several [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Travis Beck (The Foxery) on Unless

When asked to describe The Foxery, each band member contributed one word: Passionate. Intense. Cathartic. Heavy. Genuine. Fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet. Coming on the heels of several independent releases, incessant D.I.Y. touring, and months and [...]

Sound Check Chat talks to Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

The Sound Check Chat podcast with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) was released this week. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/) and Latest Flame (http://www.latestflame.com/). Access the podcast here: http://goo.gl/MJ6VrS During Gaelic and Medieval times, professional poets and musicians were employed by patrons monarchs and members of high society to tell the stories [...]

You Indie Feature: One Good Eye, a preview of Cyclops Festival 4

What has one-eye and brings thousands of visitors to Yellow Springs for an annual celebration of hand made goods, music and do-it-yourself culture?  For the fourth year in a row, the annual Cyclops Festival will take over the grounds at John Bryan Center, offering visitors the opportunity to shop for treasures created by local vendors [...]