Album Review: Whitney – Forever Turned Around

Long before they became present day indie sweethearts, Whitney's Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlrich were crafting up an enticing style of rock that captured both modern and retro flavors in a unique way. Their previous band, the glam and garage-inspired Smith Westerns became Chicago legends on the strength of three infinitely fun albums. Over half … Continue reading Album Review: Whitney – Forever Turned Around

Acres Even introduce their impassioned alt-rock on debut single “Separate”

On their debut single, Los Angeles-based indie outfit Acres Even embrace the inevitability of change, while proudly flashing their alt-rock sensibilities. The brand new track, titled "Separate," is a turbulent take on modern guitar-pop that sees the stout four-piece group arrive and exit in bold, immediate fashion. Musically, "Separate" features fiery performances on all fronts. … Continue reading Acres Even introduce their impassioned alt-rock on debut single “Separate”

Haiva ru’s new single finds clarity between moments of emotional turmoil

Santa Barbara singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allie Merrill, who records under the band name Haiva ru, is quickly establishing her artistic prowess to be one of careful attention to detail. The latest track from her forthcoming LP, "Oh, but Lover" is yet another lush mix of bedroom-flavored indie pop, fueled by her growing knack for penning … Continue reading Haiva ru’s new single finds clarity between moments of emotional turmoil

Lyric of the Week: Marianne Faithfull – Guilt

Lyric: I never stole from Harrods, but if I did, you wouldn't miss it Song: Marianne Faithfull - "Guilt" Album: Broken English (1979) Background: A sought-after chanteuse out of the London scene during the 1960s, Marianne Faithfull is widely known for her romantic involvement with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, but her career as a singer-songwriter … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Marianne Faithfull – Guilt