Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

You Indie Feature: Pet Sounds; the best songs about pets

It is not unheard of for musical and lyrical inspiration to strike while an artist undertakes their day to day interactions with the world around them. Songs inspired by pets, or the relationships pets have with their owners has long been the result of some of this inspiration. Patti Page had her “Doggie in the [...]

Song Premiere: The Raging Nathans, “Dark Days”

Dayton, Ohio’s The Raging Nathans play hyped-up, melodic punk rock that is bursting with rage and humor at its biting core. Referential of early Green Day, Screeching Weasel, Face to Face and contemporaries like Off With Their Heads, the band mange to emerge with their own unique take on the genre, while still paying homage [...]

Stomping Grounds: Bo Lueders of Wolfnote on Chicago, Illinois

Comprised of members of Harm’s Way, Chicago trio Wolfnote prepares to release its self-titled debut EP, June 9 on Head2Wall Records.  Stream “Luna,” the opening track off Wolfnote, exclusively via Alternative Press, here. Wolfnote was recorded by Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos, Exalt) at Bricktop Recordings in Chicago, and mastered by Carl Saff (Guided By [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with TJ Turner about his book, Lincoln’s Bodyguard

Yellow Springs, Ohio, resident TJ Turner is a renaissance man. In addition to his career as a research scientist with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, he’s also a federal agent, and as a reserve military officer, he has served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2013. In [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Pat Graham of Spraynard

Jade Tree‘s newest signing, West Chester, Pennsylvania punk trio Spraynard have announced they will release a new two-song 7″ on the label on May 18 as a precursor to a forthcoming full-length album on Jade Tree.   The AV Club is streaming “Bench”, the title track from the  7″, saying “the track makes good on vocalist-guitarist Pat Graham’s promise [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Ryan Baca (Wake Up Lucid) on Gone With The Night

On their upcoming fourth release Gone With The Night, Los Angeles gutter rock trio Wake Up Lucid puts it simply: “Give us something real, something we can feel. Or get fucked.” This statement resounds as both rejection of fakery and pursuit of honest music, which have remained Wake Up Lucid’s only guidelines for writing and performing throughout the [...]

Shred Then Shred: Mike Keller of Meek Is Murder

Meek Is Murder has announced the May 5th release of its third full-length album: Onward/Into the Sun.   As Noisey’s Brad Cohan warns, it’s a “face-ripping sonic assault of dizzying riffage and bloody-throated screamoidness… Damaged-era Black Flag in a car crash with metallic hardcore merchants Botch.” Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller (ex-The Red Chord), drummer Frank Godla (also of Enabler), and [...]

Shred Then Shred: Dylan Fujioka of Upsilon Acrux

  New Atlantis Records announced the April 14 release of Sun Square Dialect, the seventh full-length album by LA’s Upsilon Acrux.  Founded by guitarist Paul Lai almost two decades ago, the ever-morphing Upsilon Acrux has been described by Thurston Moore as “amazing” and by Nels Cline as “some off the most detailed compositions I have ever heard.” Inspired [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Joseph Huber

Joseph Huber’s music is little bit country, a little bit bluegrass and a little bit good old American roots rock and roll. His latest record, The Hanging Road, which was voted one of the 50 Essential Albums of 2014 by Saving Country Music, showcases a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who captivates listeners with his sincere [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Stelth Ulvang

Although the name Stelth Ulvang probably isn’t familiar, his performance with celebrated Denver, Colorado-based folk rockers The Lumineers probably is. The band’s self-title debut album, released in mid-2012 peaked at number two on the Billboard charts in early 2013 and has been certified platinum in the U.S. As a result they were nominated for both [...]