The duo, Stagnant Pools, has become anything but their namesake. The Bloomington, IN brothers are more like a raging river than standing water. Already touring with the likes of School of Seven Bells and former Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan, the band is charging along ready to show the world what they’ve got.
There’s just something about the Pacific Northwest that spawns great bands. It could be the high amount of rainfall that keeps people indoors honing their craft or it could just be the inspiring scenery. Our latest featured act, House of Ghosts, is based out of Spokane, WA and has built an emotional sound that still has plenty of pep to keep you satisfied no matter the mood.
Chicago is a city full of great food, culture, and music. Our latest artist, The Howl, knows all about embracing their city’s diverse heritage with an eclectic mix of math rock, punk, and indie sounds. Their latest album, 900 Feet Beneath, is chock full of tasty tracks featuring toe tapping drums, energetic vocals, and textured guitars throughout. We don’t like picking a single track to define the record, but do yourself a favor and check out “Dinner With Bentham” to get a taste of what The Howl is all about!
Mesita is the moniker chosen by James Cooley, an artist located out of Colorado. To put it simply, his sound is a juggernaut of artistry and musicianship. It’s good, almost too good!
The album itself is just awe inspiring. The sheer amount of creativity that stems from Cooley is just a joy to experience from a listener’s end. We get envious just thinking about people listing to this album for the first time. The Coyote is a vast canvas of elements and instruments that build a wonderfully scenic sound. The songs ebb and flow into each other, creating an album that has an extremely high replay value. It’s very difficult to pick a favorite amongst the tracks but we recommend you listen to The Coyotes and Into The Wind to immediately get hooked on his sound.
UK based Bangers hold back no punches when it comes to their latest EP, Good Livin’. The four track album has a high replay value and is full of melodic punk goodness! We’re talking raspy vocals, backing vocals you can’t help but sing along with, and a cleaner sounding guitar than one would expect.
The band’s sound channels the likes of Hot Water Music and Samiam, both of which were hugely influential to the punk scene in the 90s. Paying homage and still offering a fresh take on the sound, Bangers is a band to keep an eye on. They are doing punk right!
Summer may be drawing to a close but that won’t stop Blue Boats from delivering an undeniably catchy way to enjoy the last bit of the sun’s rays! Oliver Gale is the man behind the uplifting dreampop project based out of Bournemouth , UK. Upon first listen we were immediately sold on the concept. ummer’s Down and Sun Burns are two tracks currently featured on his Bandcamp page that blend some of our favorite elements like surf and chillwave. The overall sound is wonderfully addictive and has left us clamoring for more!
A fever normally instills thoughts of sleepless nights, high temperature, and lots of medicine. Add on an “s” and you’ll end up with a catchy, electro infused indie band located out of Ottawa, Canada. The latter being something infinitely more enjoyable but equally as infectious.
Hailing from Athens, GA rather than off the Chilean coastline, relative newcomers Easter Island have already amassed a solid following and created a quality catalog of music. Since 2010, Brothers Ethan and Asher Payne, Nathan Thompson, Ryan Monahan, and seasoned drummer Patrick Ferguson have honed their craft and created an entrancing sound.
Germany Germany is Victoria, BC based musician Drew Harris. Geographic inconsistencies aside, his take on the electronic scene is something to behold. Elements of indie, future pop, and chillwave are combined with care and then given some artistic flair. The music is genuine, well crafted, and fresh. Live performances consist of added visuals that Drew has programmed and built himself. The LED light boxes elevate the music even further.
The Canadian Shield refers to the vast region of igneous rock surrounding Canada’s Hudson Bay area, so it makes sense that a rock band would take the moniker and make it their own. Based out of Toronto, this two piece band has their feet firmly planted in traditional rock ‘n roll and it’s clear that these guys are set to do big things. When we first listened to their album, Songs for the Dead in Love, we were immediately hit with a soulful blend of vocals and catchy melodies. It plays out like an awesome night on the town in some bar that you feel right at home in. The sound is polished yet still retains that genuine rock feel.