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Colony House

Colony House

If you approach Colony House true to its name, then an important talking point would be the impressive foundation laid last year. The pop/rock trio is currently preparing to kick off a tour with Kongos and Sir Sly through the first quarter of the year before a spring stint with Needtobreathe, a sweet extension of the momentum the […]

David Bazan

David Bazan

Don’t mistake David Bazan’s message as one of indifference. It’s just that the songwriter has actually learned something about proper creative boundaries, and his longevity and audience speak for itself. Whether you hopped on board during his days as Pedro the Lion, found a side project like Headphones or Overseas, or fell in love with his solo […]

Milán

Milán

Just as her debut EP went through several variations before it was finally released, so Maria Neckam journeyed through several stages — and countries — to finally settle into her own artistic skin. The lovely performer known as Milán was born in Vienna, studied in Amsterdam, and currently resides in Brooklyn, because it’s a “dynamic” home for artists. […]

Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans

Matt Korvette isn’t embarrassed of his early work. At least the music he’s made with Pissed Jeans. The Sub Pop act re-issued the band’s debut, Shallow, earlier this year, not to “make a statement”, as Korvette explains, but rather just to make it accessible. Some fans didn’t even realize it was out there. That’s largely […]

Luluc

Luluc

Paul Roberts describes our Western world as an “impulse society.” The implication is that most of us, even the artists among us, have short-term gains in mind when applying themselves to their craft. Generate the product. Create your brief moment. Repeat as necessary. And it’s all necessary. Absolutely none of this is any concern for the […]

Public

Public

After just coming off of a massive tour with Walk the Moon and with two EPs under their belts (Let’s Make It and Red), the guys of Public are taking the time to work on a new, full-length album that will hopefully debut later in 2015. John Vaughn, Matt Alvarado, and Ben Lapps have their […]

Ben Ottewell

Ben Ottewell

Gomez is now officially on the back burner. Not that anyone should have believed otherwise, but when a band’s front man, in this case Ben Ottewell, steps out for a solo turn, no one is ever sure of what to expect for the long term. Sometimes that includes the parties involved. Ottewell is back once again […]

Cheerleader

Cheerleader

The jump from two to five was a major step for Chris Duran and Joe Haller. The pair spent the first few years after they met in high school building an intimate musical collaboration built on a strong friendship and similar tastes, so adding a few new voices wasn’t an easy process. Three line-ups later, […]

Yawn

Yawn

Daniel Perzan and the rest of Yawn are now free to make as much noise as they want. Not only are they settled into a new studio space of their own, but they’ve also cleared the creative slate. Love Chills, an album Perzan says they sat on for a year, is finally out and available, which […]

The Dead Ships

The Dead Ships

The raw materials were always there for The Dead Ships, the great garage rock vibe and the requisite charisma attached, but they needed to put it all together. Whether it’s experience or their work with Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), the trio has finally put it all together. One listen to “Canyon” and you’ll know […]