Casey and Jimmy curated the top 34 Christmas songs for your listening pleasure. This list isn’t a discussion or a debate. This is fact.Read More
Motherhood formed eight years ago when Crain (vox/guitar) and Spikema (drums/vox) were still in high school. As graduation approached, Crain found himself unsure of his life’s calling.Read More
GRLwood, a self-described “2 piece band of Kentucky fried queerdos,” had performed a selection of songs from their debut album Daddy. The 11 tracks on display are a manifesto of snarky, feminist anger, and queer rebellion that criss-crossed between sounds and riffs about as often as its narrator criss-crossed between perspectives.Read More
“Keeping up” is an incredible song. In just 4 minutes, Hardy had me delving into deep, complicated themes. Despite taking a more subdued approach to its instrumentation, “keeping up” is no less evocative or provocative than Microwave’s heavier work.Read More
FIDLAR rock out at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pa. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2018.Read More
The Chairman Dances describe themselves as “bookish, indie rock,” and I have no idea how to go about explaining this genre.Read More
Mitski returns with a whirlwind of raw emotion that will hit you right in the feels. Be The Cowboy invites listeners to saddle up for an emotional ride that pulls on their heartstrings with its lonesome lyrics and ethereal vocals.Read More
On their latest release, Why Not is downplaying their past twinkly emo influences in favor of a poppier indie rock sound.
Deviating from their prior work, synths and drum machines are often in the forefront of Foxing’s latest album, elucidating the themes of paranoia and impending destruction better than more conventional instruments could.Read More
Aretha Franklin, 1942 – 2018Read More
Whose dad isn’t a self-proclaimed music critic? If he’s not insulting the modern tracks you’re dishing out then it may be time for a paternity test.Read More
FIDLAR second single release since 2015’s Too is the perfect display of the typical punk/garage-rock band downfall.Read More
These aren’t the “best” bands in the emo revival, but rather, the ones you need to know in order to have a deep conversation about emo’s 4th wave.Read More
Kamasi Washington has spent the last few years garnering large crowds at the same music festivals as Tame Impala and The Black Keys. This is no small feat for a jazz musician, considering what most people think of when they hear the word “jazz.”Read More
In ten tracks, Jordan fully immersed me in her reverb-laden compositions. As “narrator,” she is simultaneously conflicted, relatable, vulnerable, and as is not too often the case in emo music, sympathetic.Read More
Mom Jeans. seems to have become a paradigmatic example for the pop-infused branch of the emo revival. The combination of Butler’s vocals, hooky guitars, driving, high-energy drums, joke titles, and lyrics awash in self-pity are so indicative of the genre that it’s easy to mistake the band for a parody.