Archive for December, 2011

Ghost Story – Self Titled

I’ve been listening to this band for a while now, and I’m not sure why I haven’t featured this album yet. It has some of the typical post-hardcore/emo sound, but there’s a lot about this album that helps it rise above the stereotypes of the genre. The album is grungy, heavy, and very imperfect, and […] ... Read more

Cloudkicker – Beacons

Ah, Cloudkicker. Complete sonic beauty, brutality, and complexity. This is no longer the most recent release from Columbus Ohio’s Ben Sharp, for just this past november he released two (yes, two) albums that are much dreamier and more acoustically driven. But this is about Beacons. I don’t know if there’s an independent musician anywhere that […] ... Read more

Finish Ticket – Life Underwater

As I’ve been going through and updating the site (andby updating, I just mean fixing all the players and links) I found that this album is no longer available on their bandcamp page. But, from the look of their website, it seems that Finish Ticket has not been doing too bad for themselves for the […] ... Read more

Fire Spoken By The Buffalo – Hiatus

I absolutely LOVE albums that sound dirty, grungy, and dark. “Hiatus” lands smack dab in the middle of those descriptors. FSBtB sticks to standard instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums), and thanks to a penchant for reverb and creating sonic space, a great atmospheric sound is the result. Their sound is reminiscent of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black […] ... Read more

Black Canvas – December Snow

Here’s the second release from my good buddies in Black Canvas. They have developed their indie/emo/rock sound into a higher stage of maturity, which you can easily identify in the songwriting, creativity, and production quality. December Snow, as well as their last album Campaigning For A Weatherman were fully self recorded and produced by Jack Essenburg and […] ... Read more

Lushlife – No More Golden Days

It’s about time that a hip-hop record was featured on here. This album has fantastic production value, heavy grooves, atmosphere, and attitude. I’m not much of a connoisseur  of the genre myself, perhaps Taylor should chime in on this one, but the simple fact here is that this is good music. I love the lyrical […] ... Read more

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