Leslie Stevens wades deeper into cosmic country with new somber and psychedelic ballad “Sinner”

Leslie Stevens has long been touted for her skills as a strong and diverse vocalist, a trait on full display on the title track and latest single from her upcoming sophomore effort, Sinner. Backed by gentle percussion and waning steel guitar, Stevens' cadence as a singer is resonant, well-paced and fluid in its ability to … Continue reading Leslie Stevens wades deeper into cosmic country with new somber and psychedelic ballad “Sinner”

Angel Olsen assumes ethereal form on new single “All Mirrors”

Over the course of her three studio albums, Angel Olsen has assumed the position of many musical characters: the delicate folk singer; the emotive garage rocker; and the potent wordsmith. In a swift sonic change, "All Mirrors," the lead single and title track from Olsen's upcoming fourth album, finds her shape-shifting once again, veering her … Continue reading Angel Olsen assumes ethereal form on new single “All Mirrors”

South Carolina’s Aim High create an atmosphere of angst and abrasiveness on shimmering debut single “Hazey Days”

On their debut single "Hazey Days," Columbia, South Carolina-based rock outfit Aim High present themselves as both stylistically uncompromising and emotionally deranged. At its core, the track is a powerful crossing of pop-punk and metal, unrelenting in its quest to paralyze whatever stands in its path. In observing the band's tenacious instrumental pallet, it's easy to … Continue reading South Carolina’s Aim High create an atmosphere of angst and abrasiveness on shimmering debut single “Hazey Days”

The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz

Ahead of their recently announced third studio album Head Arrangements, Santa Barbara psych-rock duo The Shorelines returns with another entry in their catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz, on a new cut titled "Love Is Here." Intricately assembled and moderately paced, the track is gentle yet familiarly stimulating. The melody finds a balance between dueling instruments, with … Continue reading The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz

Alex Cameron returns with “Miami Memory,” an industrial love song for the ages

Pop-rock virtuoso and Aussie songwriter Alex Cameron returned to the spotlight last week with a fiery music video for his passionate new single "Miami Memory." What will presumably be the first tease from his forthcoming album, the track melds the subdued grooviness from Cameron's debut Jumping the Shark and the laughably ridiculous lyrical takes from … Continue reading Alex Cameron returns with “Miami Memory,” an industrial love song for the ages