Portland indie-pop duo Pure Bathing Culture were not necessarily drawn together because of the stars, but the story of the band's union and process of craft certainly feels that way. Members Daniel…   Read Story »
In the spring of 2011, I heard Ally Einbinder speak at a Ladyfest Easthampton panel on “Women In Punk And Hardcore.” Sitting in a circle of folding chairs in the showspace at the Western Mass…   Read Story »
There's a certain rhythm to the morning after a house show. Usually it involves an assortment of touring musicians and housemates hanging around, some still asleep on the floor, others wandering…   Read Story »
Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote seem like they could serve as the soundtrack to pretty much anything -- they blend what sounds like the score of a futuristic western with the daily grind of urban life.…   Read Story »
Sometime in the second half of 2011, I took a chance and ordered a number of cassettes, sound-unheard, from a new cassette-only record label that had made an announcement on a black-metal message…   Read Story »
Portland exports Wampire are a long time in the making. The duo, comprised of Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, have been playing music together since they were in middle school -- "we started jamming in…   Read Story »
From the historic maritime village of Mystic, CT comes Slander, a five-piece rock band born from the hub that is Mystic Disc, local record store and art-kid nexus point. Singer Julia Farrar linked…   Read Story »
Natural Assembly began as Jesse Cannon's solo project in late 2010, when the London resident started churning out lo-fi dark synthwave via hypnotic, sometimes danceable instrumentation overlaid with…   Read Story »
Like fellow Torontonians METZ or Burning Love -- or, if we're keeping our reference points north of the border, Winnipeg's KEN Mode -- Greys are a young band dealing in a form of noise…   Read Story »
Swearin' co-frontperson Allison Crutchfield is only 23 years old, but she's been in the game forever already. A truncated history: She started the Ackleys as a ninth grader in Birmingham, AL, with…   Read Story »