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The ethics of supporting your favorite artists

*A follow-up to my post about Jesse Lacey of Brand New. As someone who has always felt emotionally attached to the bands and artists I...

Charly Bliss’ “Heaven” is grunge meets pop perfection

Charly Bliss recently released the fuzzy new single, "Heaven," their first song since their 2017 debut album, Guppy. The Brooklyn band brilliantly combines grungy,...

2017 in music: my top 5 albums

1. "Visions of a Life" by Wolf Alice From the first minute of "Heavenward," this album was captivating - an effortless compilation of punk, grunge,...

Against The Current performs at the Roxy Live: Past Lives Tour in Buenos Aires,...

There are 30 minutes left on the clock for Against The Current to make their debut in Argentina. One can feel the adrenaline begin...

Jesse Lacey and the grief of moving on

In the wake of what seems to be endless cases of sexual abuse, the one that hurt the most was that of Brand New...

Album review: Public Practice | Distance is a Mirror

New York new-wave is alive and well with Public Practice. The Brooklyn band rose from the ashes of post-punk group WALL in their debut...

What Lorde means by “Generation L.O.V.E.L.E.S.S.”

Lorde's Melodrama was one of the most personal albums for me of 2017, no doubt. But one song, in particular, struck me much harder than the...

New artist: indie rock trio, “boygenius,” and their debut EP

photo via InstagramMade up of respectable solo musicians Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, "boygenius" perfect the art of melancholic indie rock in...

Mixtape: Girl riot!

Inspired by the riot grrrls of the 1990s and modern feminist icons like Courtney Barnett. The following is a collection of songs that represent...

November playlist: nostalgic indie folk songs for fall

The spooky season may be coming to an end, but the beautiful Autumn season is still alive and well! There are only a couple...

July 2018 Playlist: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Thee Oh Sees, No Vacation

Check out last month's playlist. Follow Katie on Spotify!

New music: The Growlers release ‘Casual Acquaintances’

The Growlers made their debut on their new label, Beach Goth Records with an unannounced release last week. Casual Acquaintances is a gritty collection of demos and...