Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

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 [...]

On The Road Again: The Dig

New York City ethereal rock quartet The Dig have announced extensive U.S. headlining tour dates beginning in September and running late into November. They’re certainly no strangers to the road, having recently toured supporting Portugal the Man, the Walkmen, the Antlers, the Lumineers, the Joy Formidable and others. But this lengthy headlining trek allows the band to further showcase their growing [...]

On The Road Again: Meridian

The Cathedral, the forthcoming record from Meridian, a band that includes Max Stern from Signals Midwest and his brother Jake Stern, will be released August 19 by Youth Conspiracy Records.  To celebrate, the dudes, who play folky indie rock and punk fare will be heading east for a round of tour dates before their release [...]

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 [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Matt Arbogast of The Gunshy

For his first proper full-length in several years, Chicago’s Matt Arbogast, who performs under the moniker The Gunshy, assembled a robust cast of collaborators and pulled out all the stops for his fifth record, Silent Songs.   A bit of a departure from his Waits-leaning, barroom-prophet past, Silent Songs offers swells of strings, horns, gang [...]