An Interview with Hollow Comet: A Look Behind the Scenes

An Interview with Hollow Comet: A Look Behind the Scenes

Hollow Comet first catches our attention with its sweet, crooning acoustic style, then with its unbridled exploration of an electronic sound evoking the haunting and the cinematic. Strange Ranger vocalist Isaac Eiger began releasing songs under his solo project, Hollow Comet, a little over a year ago. The eponymous record Hollow Comet from January 2019 … Continue reading “An Interview with Hollow Comet: A Look Behind the Scenes”

Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Comprised of the husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis has been releasing full-length album since 2011, and, without ever losing their distinctive retro flair, the pair’s sound has only grown more refined. Though Tennis is scheduled to perform at Union Transfer in late April, amid recent events and other concert postponements, whether the … Continue reading “Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound”

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

With their 2018 hit “Prom Queen,” Chicago-based Beach Bunny captured countless of hearts with a stream of power-pop anthems. Lead singer Lili Trifilio’s voice is impressed with magnetism and verve, her lyrics full of heart and spirit — uniquely plucky and defiant, often sad yet always laced with a sense of vitality. On Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading “Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon”

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

From Harry Styles’ recent Fine Line to Lizzo’s breakout album Cuz I Love You, 2019 witnessed both mainstream artists redefining familiar sounds and newer talents entering the scene. Here are five releases this year you might have missed: 1. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary A continuing departure from their earliest sounds, What Chaos Is Imaginary creates a … Continue reading “5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year”

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

If sound were materialized, Touchstone would be the kind of music one keeps close to the chest, a precious knickknack from home we carve out a hidden space for, away from the world. A personal relic, the secrets buried underneath our beds. Unlike his previous album, Thumper, which spans over twelve songs, Molly Drag’s Touchstone … Continue reading “Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release”

The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions

Unlike the other nominees for Best Original Song, “Mystery of Love” by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has been stirring up fanfare since before the official release of Call Me by Your Name. From ardent Sufjan Stevens fans to those, including myself, who tracked down the song from the movie’s trailer, music enthusiasts eagerly awaited its appearance … Continue reading “The Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

It was like a declaration: against a glaring white background on a mid-sized stage, before a crowd of no more than a couple hundred, attended by the faded purple hue of the venue and the faint smell of booze… The name Greyson Chance in thick, black print sits squarely in the middle of the projection … Continue reading “Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low””

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

In light of Belle and Sebastian’s newest project, a trilogy of EPs titled How to Solve Our Human Problems, it might be well worth the time to revisit their last full-length album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Idiosyncratic and whimsical in an unusual blend of rhythmic playfulness and lyrical depth, Girls in Peacetime Want … Continue reading “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance”