Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

From The Horse’s Mouth: Mark Herman and Keith Testerman (The Estranged) on The Estranged

The Estranged formed in Portland, Oregeon back in the summer of ’06 by Mark Herman (vocals, guitar), Derek Willman (bass) and Keith Testerman (drums). All three were in legendary Portland band Remains Of The Day, and various members are/were in notable Portland bands such as From Ashes Rise, Hellshock, Lebenden Toten, and more. Continuing in [...]

Sound Check Chat podcast features The 1984 Draft

The Sound Check Chat podcast with The 1984 Draft, went live on April 1 via iTunes and Stitcher.  This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Ghettoblaster Magazine, YouIndie.com and Frame Jump Music Videos. Access the podcast here: http://www.soundcheckchat.com/4 or https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sound-check-chat-music-lovers/id841331756?mt=2 Dayton-based rock band The 1984 Draft released their latest EP, Bo Jackson Up The [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Eric Solomon (Tiny Empires) on Weird Headspace

Tiny Empires, a new outfit from O Pioneers!!! founder/vocalist Eric Solomon and New Bruises’ guitarist and Kiss of Death label owner Bryon Lippincott, release their debut album, Weird Headspace, on April 15. Alternative Press, in review of a split EP with Tigers Jaw and what would serve as Tiny Empire’s recording debut, described the young [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Emma Ruth Rundle on Some Heavy Ocean

Known for her work in Red Sparowes, Marriages, and The Nocturnes, Emma Ruth Rundle’s first official solo album Some Heavy Ocean presents a collection of impassioned, cathartic songs exorcising the ghosts of one of life’s dark detours.  Melancholic, but equally hopeful and accessible, the album wears its emotions on its sleeve.  One critic described Rundle’s [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Jesse James Madre (Tiger Flowers) on Dead Hymns

Melotov Records recently announced the signing of New York City’s Tiger Flowers. Melotov will release Tiger Flowers’ debut full-length, Dead Hymns, on April 8.  “Hometown heroes” of the New York scene, in the words of MetalSucks, Tiger Flowers are renowned for their cathartic sound and unfiltered realness. Their live shows are the stuff of local legend and their brand of metallic [...]

You Indie Feature: Sound Check Chat interviews Grieves

The Sound Check Chat podcast with Benjamin Laub, aka. Grieves, went live on Friday March 21 via iTunes and Stitcher.  Grieves releases his fourth album, The Winter and The Wolves, via Rhymesayers Entertainment on March 25. Access the podcast here: http://www.soundcheckchat.com/episodes/grieves-tour-and-the-winter-and-the-wolves.html. While magazines and blog interviews often provide a peek behind the curtain and into [...]

You Indie Feature: Jason Lubrano of Iron Chic

Iron Chic’s long-awaited sophomore full-length, The Constant One, ups the band’s ante, boasting nearly 40 minutes of their heartfelt, signature melodic punk with big buildups, warm harmonies, and gripping climaxes. The band tackles somewhat similar subject matter to 2010′s Not Like This with deeply embedded metaphors hinting at themes of communication, perseverance, and self-worth, This [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Ryan McLaughlin (Typefighter) on The End of Everthing

DC-based band, Typefighter is sure to ignite an absolute nostalgia kick for ’90s Pavement and Pinkerton-era Weezer among listeners. Set to release The End of Everything on April 22 via DC label Huge Witch Records , Typefighter has built a reputation in the nation’s capital for disarming melodicism. With their debut full-length, the band has rewired its unique instrumentation into an arresting rock and [...]

Sound Check Chat (hosted by You Indie’s Tim Anderl) launches

While magazines and blog interviews often provide a peek behind the curtain and into the minds of music’s best musicians, every interviewer knows that there are nuances of humor, sarcasm, honesty, and even sadness that are left on the tape. Even the best journalist, one who gets close to translating the experience of hearing someone’s [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Mark Redding (The Shackeltons) on Records

The Shackeltons had all the makings of a band to watch about five years ago – great reviews, blistering live shows and tastemaker radio championing the band.  All of that was sadly sidelined when singer and principal songwriter Mark Redding got word of his mom’s terminal cancer diagnosis.  Mark decided to put everything on hold [...]