Author Archives: wruvginger

SHANA CLEVELAND – Night of the Worm Moon // Hardly Art

Shana Cleveland, front woman of La Luz, puts out a great first solo album. A beautiful album of vocal and instrumental tracks that reminds you of star gazing on a summer night. The soft vocals and mostly acoustic beats by Shana give the album a haunting, mystical vibe and sound. The tracks flow into one […]

FRANKIE COSMOS – Haunted Items #4 // Sub Pop Records

In her fourth (and final) installment of her Haunted Items collective, Frankie Cosmos releases three final tracks. At no longer than two minutes each, Frankie delivers short melodic tunes about self-discovery and moving on. Each song builds from the last to tell the story, which is perfectly wrapped up in the album’s final track of […]

THE BABE RAINBOW – Morning Song [Single] // Century

Australian surf rock group The Babe Rainbow returns with a sweet single, Morning Song. Very mellow song with relaxed vocals, still upbeat and groovy. Give it a spin! Label: Century Records RIYL: Morgan Delt, Swim Mountain, Paul Cherry, Moses Gunn Collective FCC: Clean

GIUDA – E.V.A. // Burger Records

Meet Giuda: Italy’s premier exponents of insanely infections glam-tinged and gritty rock. Formed in 2007, these lysergic power-pop warriors have a decade of experience. Giuda are a band with proud and persistent roots in the glory days of garage rock and proto-metal. Nice vibey upbeat rock. Play! Label: Burger Records Start with: 1,3,9,10 RIYL: White […]

WEYES BLOOD – Titanic Rising // Sub Pop

“As Weyes Blood, however – a riff on Wise Blood, the title of Flannery O’Connor’s southern gothic classic – the 30-year-old has taken her instrument down some unexpected byways. On a track like Movies – the highlight of Titanic Rising, Mering’s fourth and most assured album – it gradually unfolds, first as an intimate, conversational […]

SEGO -Sego Sucks // Roll Call

“U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” Not what one would expect to hear chanted vehemently from the members of an indie rock band in 2019… But Sego seems to get off on doing things one wouldn’t expect from an LA indie band today. Being proficient at their instruments instead of relying on computer tracks to play their new […]

L’IMPERATRICE – Matahari // microqlima

French synth-pop sensation L’Impératrice (The Empress) announces their exotic and glittery debut album, Matahari. With a buttery bass line and sizzling synths, Matahari is laden with sumptuous grooves and chock-full of potential singles, comprising of all the right elements, from Air to Frank Ocean. Uncontrollably funky bass lines, analog Moog madness, swooping string orchestrations, and an emphatic brass section combines to form an […]

HVOB -Rocco // PIAS

Soulful vocals, melancholic keys, thoughtful melodies and blistering dance floor beats make for a really dynamic album. Ambient yet engaging, a smooth listen. Play! Label: PIAS Recordings Start with: 1, 3, 9 RIYL: Stereolab, Baths, Sylvan Esso, The xx, Broadcast, Mr Little Jeans FCC: Clean

ØZWALD – Sweet Delirium // Allswell

Former Blondfire/Lost Beach Member Steve Stouth teams up with Lifehouse’s Jason Wade in a paisley and modern-vintage colored kaleidoscope. Fueled by heartbreak and a newfound friendship, the debut album “Sweet Delirium” was written and recorded in 12 days. The opening track, and their debut single “Technicolor Sky” blends The Monkees with their Arctic brethren in […]

SKY FERREIRA – Downhill Lullaby (Single) // Capitol

Sky Ferreira’s first new song in six years,“Downhill Lullaby”, brings to mind a nightmarish version of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice scene from Fantasia. Drawing inspiration from Disney throughout the recording sessions, Ferreira instructed violinist Nils Gröndahl to “play it as if you’re one of the birds in Snow White, singing underwater, while slowly being suffocated by […]

PUP – Morbid Stuff // Rise

Toronto punk outfit PUP is returning with their playful take on emotional desolation, releasing their third full-length record Morbid Stuff. Full of booming gang vocals and classic punk chords, the title of the record is in direct juxtaposition to the fun sense of comradery vocalist Stefan Babcock brings to his performance. Embracing the cathartic nature […]

PRIESTS – The Seduction of Kansas // Sister Polygon

Washington DC’s Priests is excited to share their upcoming third album The Seduction Of Kansas. Name dropping Middle America brands like Applebee’s and Pizza Hut, Katie Alice Greer’s sneering vocals paint a glossy yet politically charged narrative of American identity. Recorded in Dallas with producer John Congestion (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Eaten), the new album […]

CALEXICO/IRON & WINE – Father Mountain (Single)// Sub Pop Records

Artists Calexico and Iron & Wine come together on “Father Mountain”, a single off of their forthcoming album Years To Burn (Out June 14) to create a sound totally unheard of from either group. Lovely folky harmonic track!! Label: Sub Pop Records FCC: Clean

DRUGDEALER – Raw Honey // Mexican Summer

Songwriter, filmmaker, producer, skateboarder, and ringleader of the band Drugdealer Michael Collins reuses and recycles the traditional fabrics and threads of pop music and weaves them into something contemporary and timeless on Raw Honey. Play! Label: Mexican Summer Start with: 2,3,4,5 RIYL: Mild High Club, Mac Demarco, Ariel Pink, Bibio, Weyes Blood FCC: Clean

ANGEL DU$T – Pretty Buff // Roadrunner Records

The Baltimore-based band has ditched its usual hardcore style to make a pop-punks album. The album has a sound that is reminiscent of the influential pop-punk bands Ramones and Buzzcocks. The entire album is upbeat, fast-paced, and full of catchy riffs. Every song is also on the shorter side, as they are all under 3 […]

A FRAGILE TOMORROW -Generation Loss // MPress Records

A Fragile Tomorrow is known as a staple of the southern power-pop scene. Their latest release Generation Loss is a psych adjacent rock album with melodic pop vocals. A variety of synths and breakdowns keep things interesting along themes of loss, renewal and the constant flux of modern life in a chaotic world. Label: MPress […]

JOHNATHON PERSONNE – Histoire Naturelle

Breezy, lo-fi indie rock from this Quebec-based group. Jonathon Personne’s tracks have charming and dreamy instrumentals that pair with french lyrics to create a distinct atmosphere, with electric guitars and distant vocals. Label: Self-released Start with: 2,3,8,9 RIYL: Feist, Mac DeMarco FCC: clean

THE ALLERGIES – Steal The Show // Jalapeño Ltd.

The Allergies’ newest album “Steal the Show’ blends Big Band instrumentation, ragtime piano riffs, upbeat and positive lyrics, jazz vibes, and old-school rap. There is versatility threaded throughout this album ranging from the fast paced rap lyrics of ‘Run it Back’ to the sultry sounds of ‘Big Bad Woman’. Each song brings something new and […]

AMANDA PALMER – There Will Be No Intermission // Cooking Vinyl

Amanda Palmer’s third solo LP is the multi-faceted artist’s most powerful and personal collection to date, with songs that tackle the big questions: life, death, grief, and how we make sense with it all. Amanda Palmer’s, There Will Be No Intermission is a little haunting. Her intense, stripped down voice and spoken-word-like delivery tells stories. […]

DEVON GILFILLIAN – Get Out and Get It [Single]// Capitol

Devon Gilfillian’s new single “Get Out and Get It”takes the soulful, syncopated grooves of 70’s Nigerian psychedelic afro-funk, and places it directly into the context of 2019’s urban experience. Produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs), the new single paints a tone reminiscent of The Hygrades by way of Curtis Mayfield, with […]

SHOW ME THE BODY – Dog Whistle // Loma Vista

New York City’s Show Me The Body transcend punk and hardcore, transcend political affiliation, and buck any restrictive rules attached to the genre. Crafting deeply personal, angry music, the three-piece are a direct product of the city in which they were reared. Simultaneously heavy and delicate, the band’s new record Dog Whistle is the follow […]

HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE – Mood Ring Ep // Empire

“After a string of singles and months of anticipation, Hot Flash Heat Wave has finally released their long-awaited EP, Mood Ring. There’s no doubt that these guys have a knack for self-reinvention, and this EP is no exception. From their garage rock debut album, Neapolitan, to their dream-pop sophomore album, Soaked, this newly released EP […]

WALLOWS – Nothing Happens // Atlantic

Like many coming of age stories, Wallows’ debut LP Nothing Happens takes aim at the fears and anxiety of entering adulthood, coming to terms with the fact that no really has ‘it’ figured out no matter what age you are. After 10 years of growing up together and playing music, this nostalgic sentiment is as […]

OLGA SOLAR – Antibully

Solar’s first EP is a new style for her and is pushing her deeper into the music industry. Her writing is bold and connects to everyone, calling out to the introverts. It’s easy to relate to her and her angelic, sometimes gruffer, voice makes her unique. Check it out! Label: self-released Start with: 1,5, all […]

RONNIE ROGERS – Denim Jacket Weather // It Takes Time

Ronnie Rogers, the project of Aaron O’Neill, marks O’Neill’s return to solo songwriting after years as a multi-instrumentalist in St. Louis bands (Shady Bug, Isabel Rex, A Leaf in the Street, I Could Sleep in the Clouds, Early Worm, Yonsei). On Denim Jacket Weather, O’Neill creates emotive and grungy indie rock with big guitars and a post-country edge. […]