Entries for the ‘You Indie Feature’ Category

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 [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Dave Doughman of Swearing At Motorists

Tastemaking music website BrooklynVegan.com cited Dayton, Ohio as Swearing At Motorists’ homebase in a recent write up on the band. Although Swearing At Motorists founder, frontman and figurehead Dave Doughman relocated to Germany from Dayton over a decade ago, it was an easy mistake to make. Doughman is recognized for painting vivid pictures of the [...]

Sound Check Chat talks to John Bradley of Dads

The Sound Check Chat podcast with John Bradley of Dads was released on March 1. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/). Access the podcast here: http://goo.gl/H78pru Michigan-based indie and emo rock outfit Dads has been hard at work since the release of its 2012 album, American Radass (This Is Important). The group’s touring has [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with Jack Duckworth of Radio Berlin

On February 2, 2015, the members of now defunct Canadian post-punk band Radio Berlin, re-issue their three incredible LPs, Sibling, The Selection Drone, and Glass digitally.  These long out-of-print, hard to find records, have never been officially available in digital format before now.  The news seems especially timely considering the band dissolved ten years ago. [...]

You Indie Feature: Daidria Eckels of Revolution Design

A couple of weeks ago our good friend, artist Daidria Eckels opened Revolution Design in downtown Pataskala, Ohio.  The purpose of the business is to turn upcycled, repurposed furniture and other household items into artistic pieces that are ready for a new home and a new life. You Indie recently caught up with Eckels to [...]

Stomping Grounds: Fred Gunn (Hiram-Maxim) on Cleveland, Ohio

From Cleveland, Ohio, new quartet Hiram-Maxim plumbs the darkest depths of psych rock, conjuring an experimental, improvisational death-blues in line with Pink Floyd’s early jams or the creepiest crawlings of Oxbow. Hiram-Maxim is set for a March 3 release on a new label with a new approach to releasing music. Masterminded by graphic designers Eric [...]

You Indie Feature: An interview with John Bradley of Dads

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Ghettoblaster Magazine, issue #39.) The lifesblood of an independent band is dependent on a variety of catalysts.  Perhaps the most prominent of those is whether members of the band possess (or not) an unwavering dedication to touring, and living a largely transient lifestyle.  Dads vocalist and drummer [...]