NYC indie-pop dreamers concoct a solid debut album after an infectious single.
Indie Matt Carney
Ever since “All Around and Away We Go” reminded me of Talking Heads last
summer, I’ve kept my eyes out (and many fingers crossed) for flashes of
Twin Sister’s name across the blogosphere. Much to my delight, it
showed up last summer alongside fellow NYCers’ The Pains of Being Pure
at Heart on a touring bill aimed at the Midwest, with a stop at OU’s
campus (not three minutes’ walk from my house) right smack in the middle
Folk Matt Carney
As the common people have progressed over the last 50-plus years, so has
the topicality of their music. Since the development of genres in
popular music in the 1950s, contemporary folk music has skewed
apolitical, alluring and beautiful.
Buzzy, noisy Atlanta band shows promise, guitar chops.
Rock Joshua Boydston
Musically, I’m a sucker for many things. Chief among them is anything
related to post-punk and garage rock. Bloc Party was my off-ramp from
Linkin Park, while No Age and Wavves have dominated my total plays on
iTunes for about two years now.
Indie Joshua Boydston
If Body Language breaks out like it has the potential to, the
Brooklyn-based four piece surely would owe a heavy debt to Passion Pit;
it’s a similar formula with the twist of adding a female vocalist …
although that feels but a step removed from Michael Angelakos’ signature
Country Matt Carney
“Down the Hatch” is an important debut release for more than just the
duo of Gabriel Marshall and Bryon White, who go by The Damn Quails. It’s
indie label 598 Recordings’ (Chance Sparkman and Mike McClure) first
long player, and a product of a prodigious amount of homegrown talent.
For the little rocker in all of us. Or at least those of us who one day hope for little rockers of their own.
Eclectic Matt Carney
I am not a father. Nor do I harbor plans of becoming one anytime soon.
I’d like to spawn a kiddo sometime in the next eight or more years,
although the technicality of finding a lady nice enough to want to help
me out with that is kind of a wild-card factor. Makes such things
difficult to predict.
Pop Jenn Scott
Pre-2008, only a few knew of Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine.
After the release of “Kiss with a Fist” in June that year, followed by
“Dog Days Are Over” that December, few could contain themselves awaiting
the release of her first album, “Lungs.”