Dream Phases Show Maturity on New Single “To Walk Away” Ahead of September European Tour Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  When I spoke to Brandon Graham a few months ago, he hinted at a plethora of upcoming material from his relatively new project, Dream Phases. Today, an album cycle is supposed to last months, where bands must coordinate social media campaigns with new assets all … Continue reading

Sand in the Speakers, or the Fuzz of Beaches

sngalbums: Listening to Beaches, it is natural to let your mind wander. Their overwhelming fuzz is calming, as if opening your awareness to things unseen. That may sound similar to the effects of a mind-altering drug, but it is more enriching as pure, unadulterated rock and roll. Take a dive into the band’s latest double LP, Second of Spring; it is a creation of pulsing reverb … Continue reading Sand in the Speakers, or the Fuzz of Beaches

Venturing to the Lightness with Gang of Youths

sngalbums: Australia has held tight to Gang of Youths, a rock band that has seen fame in their native stomping ground more readily than here in the States. Now it seems their new LP, Go Farther In Lightness, has made an ocean-spanning impact. Gang of Youths have written a record filled with introspective rock songs that showcase their adept musicality, boundless possibility, and above all, … Continue reading Venturing to the Lightness with Gang of Youths

Venturing to the Lightness with Gang of Youths

Australia has held tight to Gang of Youths, a rock band that has seen fame in their native stomping ground more readily than here in the States. Now it seems their new LP, Go Farther In Lightness, has made an ocean-spanning impact. Gang of Youths have written a record filled with introspective rock songs that showcase their adept musicality, boundless possibility, and above all, heart.  … Continue reading Venturing to the Lightness with Gang of Youths

Gordi’s Debut Earns Your Trust With Its Emotional Honesty

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Gordi is the childhood nickname of Sophie Payten, who has been writing songs for the majority of her life. Her debut EP slowly came together for its release in the US last summer, introducing everyone to her delicate folk pop sound, which in the case of “Can We Work It Out,” was not easy to get out of your … Continue reading Gordi’s Debut Earns Your Trust With Its Emotional Honesty

Gordi’s Debut LP Earns Your Trust With Its Emotional Honesty

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Gordi is the childhood nickname of Sophie Payten, who has been writing songs for the majority of her life. Her debut EP slowly came together for its release in the US last summer, introducing everyone to her delicate folk pop sound, which in the case of “Can We Work It Out,” was not easy to get out of your head. … Continue reading Gordi’s Debut LP Earns Your Trust With Its Emotional Honesty

I first noticed dd elle on a random playlist that featured his remix of “The Bells” by Lowell. I hadn’t heard the original bubbly track, but this worked in my favor; I was instantly drawn to the sparse nature of the production which was entirely dd elle’s doing. The first single off of his forthcoming record suggests that we are in for a truly profound … Continue reading

Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “The thing with this record is that I don’t understand it, even though I wrote it,” [Imaad Wasif] told LA Weekly earlier this summer. He cites a period of disillusionment and hysteria, when he was, according to a press release about the album, prone to paranoid outbursts and frequently scrawled pentagrams to conjure demons. In the same way that there … Continue reading Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “The thing with this record is that I don’t understand it, even though I wrote it,” [Imaad Wasif] told LA Weekly earlier this summer. He cites a period of disillusionment and hysteria, when he was, according to a press release about the album, prone to paranoid outbursts and frequently scrawled pentagrams to conjure demons. In the same way that there is … Continue reading Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP