Guitars, Bass, Drums … this is a blanket category to cover all types of rock music, from grunge and psychedelic, to post-rock and punk. It’s a broad spectrum indeed. Here is where all of rock’s sub-genres will be represented.

Drexler – The Coolness EP

If you listen to the first track of this EP and think, “meh, nothing special,” then skip ahead. The tracks “Bang The Drum” and “The Steady Coolness” are fantastic. This is just cool music delivered very well. [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”1567045129″ size=”grande2″ bg_color=”#333333″ link_color=”#4285BB”] ... Read more

Auto Body – Say What You Will

I was super excited when I hit play on this release. Super edgy, cool, layered electronic music. The first two tracks alone are worthy of you attention, but the whole thing is good. Enjoy!   [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”1583252048″ size=”grande2″ bg_color=”#333333″ link_color=”#4285BB”] ... Read more

Vinyl Thief – Rebel Hill

This is just plain awesome music. I literally just heard this for the first time 6 minutes ago, and I am now sharing it here. Fun, upbeat, electro-rock. Get it as a pay-what-you-want download (including for free). [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”2779509845″ size=”grande2″ bg_color=”#333333″ link_color=”#4285BB”] ... Read more

Nate Leslie – Force My Hand

This sophomore album from Nate Leslie is a medley of many sounds, moods, and sonic colors. The blunt transition between the high-energy rock blast of the opener “The Love” and the brooding, melancholy of the second track “Where There Are Satellites” is enough to show what a roller coaster that this record is. As has […] ... Read more

Zero Bedroom Apartment – EP

Ahhhh…I love instrumental music. ZBA is dreamy, beautiful, and will put you in a trance in a matter of seconds. This gorgeous music was recommended on the page of the band The American Dollar (whose music is unfortunately not free, but is totally worth buying). Zone out with this free release.   [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”2917374033″ […] ... Read more

Teddy Blanks – Complications

Teddy Blanks’ sound is at once very fresh and extremely retro. Part of me feels like I’m listening to hits from the 50’s, but with modern pop sensibilities. “Complications” is good stuff all around, very enjoyable to listen to. [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”628871476″ size=”grande2″ bg_color=”#333333″ link_color=”#4285BB”] ... Read more

Die Hard Cafe – Casualties of Tuesday Night!

Noisy, distorted electro-pop music. If you only have time to listen to one song, make it “Answering Machine,” probably the catchiest and most engaging track on the album. [wp_bandcamp_player type=”album” id=”1594448679″ size=”grande2″ bg_color=”#333333″ link_color=”#4285BB”] ... Read more

Now The Rabbit Has The Gun – Self-Titled

Don’t be fooled by the album’s slow start. This is a great pop/rock album with big hooks and near-perfect production quality. Heartbreak, lost love, depression…I always say that the sadder the subject matter, the better the song. “The Lion, The Witch, and the War Zone” is one of the best breakup tunes I’ve heard in […] ... Read more

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

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