“MAGNETISM” – NEW MUSIC from VACATIONER

Philadelphia rockers Vacationer are drawing listeners in with their groovy 1960s-inspired, synth-driven single, “Magnetism.” The first release since their sophomore album Relief back in 2014, it’s safe to say Vacationer made it well worth the wait. Lead singer and bassist Ken Vasoli reveals the song came about easily and quickly, rejuvenating his joy for making…

PREVIEW: NOW, NOW at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/12/17

Minnesota-based pop-rock duo Now, Now got their start where most great things happen—in marching band. “I miss those days,” says Brad Hale. “I miss it too,” says partner-in-music KC Dalager. “I feel like those were my glory days of music. like it was the one thing where I felt like, ‘I’m good at this and…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

The Belle Game – Fear/Nothing Vancouver alt-pop outfit The Belle Game released their sophomore album Fear/Nothing today via Arts & Crafts, With wall-to-wall atmosphere, Andrea Lo’s powerful vocals, and pop sensibilities that are blissed-out at one moment and shrouded in dark mystery the next, Fear/Nothing is a synth-y exclamation of celestial sound. Get your ears on this one.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ALVAREZ KINGS

In the frenzied midst of releasing a brand new album, planning a launch party, and squaring away months of tour dates, Alvarez Kings guitarist Sean Parkin is a good-natured sport, especially as I do my darnedest to convince him to move the electro-pop rock outfit to Nashville from the British Isles, a lovely addition to our…

ALBUM REVIEW: “EXIT SIGNS IN A BURNING BUILDING” EP by BORN CAGES

From its opening build to its lingering final note, the latest offering from New York City indie rockers Born Cages sweeps us away on an synth-filled musical voyage. Exit Signs In A Burning Building is a delightfully symbiotic blend of frontman Vlad Holiday’s magical guitar work riding a wave of epic bass and keys from…