The Ocean Blue

The Ocean Blue arrived as the 1980s drew to a close, and their debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 seemed to summarize the best of the passing musical decade. With the release of The Ocean Blue, the band of four teenagers from Hershey, Pennsylvania quickly achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay with top […]

Nick & June

Nick & June float in a glittering fog of trilling synthesizers, gentle beat and drum pulses and vibrating organ sounds. Embedded in dark reverb guitars, the bittersweet paired voices of Suzie-Lou Kraft and Nick Wolf lead the way through euphorically orchestrated restraint and meditative ramifications of thought. Where parallels were once drawn to artists like […]

Loki’s Folly

Loki’s Folly is an indie-punk trio comprised of two young sisters and a brother from South Minneapolis who like to play loud music that makes them happy. For a three-piece outfit, they make a very big sound that is all their own. When Loki’s Folly play, they bring you into their world. It is a universe […]

Oscar Jerome

Oscar Jerome hibernated to make what became The Spoon, his second album. He found himself alone in Berlin in mid-pandemic, at a crossroads in life, needing some space and time to reflect on how to move forward in a healthy way. According to Jerome, this is where many of the tunes that make up The […]

Human League

Between 1981 and 1990, THE HUMAN LEAGUE released four studio albums and one extended EP on Virgin Records. Those albums and that extended play have been collected in a special limited edition colored vinyl box set. In addition, the remix album Love And Dancing, initially released in 1982, was recently reissued on white vinyl for Record Store […]

Good Bison

“I didn’t make something that other people would necessarily want to listen to. I made something that I would want to jam out to forever,” says Pablo Alvarez, mastermind behind the indie rhythmic alt-rock band Good Bison. While it can be seen as a selfish risk to write music for yourself, it’s one that he […]

The Rocket Summer

After allowing time and space to wander the deserts in and between Texas and California, to further explore the proverbial deserts of the mind, a rare opportunity for the relentlessly touring multi-instrumentalist known by fans as The Rocket Summer, Bryce Avary is now returning with new music that is not just a step forward but […]

Dust Bowl Faeries

“The narrative of ‘Lost In Time’ is surreal and dreamlike and seems like an omen or a foreshadowing of something perhaps exciting, and foreboding,” says Ryder Cooley, the singer, songwriter, accordion player and bandleader for New York-based, cabaret-inspired indie rock band THE DUST  BOWL FAERIES about their new single. A mystical and nautical tale that involves a clockmaker, a girl, […]

Nyte Skye

ABOUT VANISHING Ever dream you’re in a spaceship on a never-ending journey to an unknowable destination? That’s how Nyles Lannon often thought of life in the early part of the pandemic, when time seemed to stand still, before the vaccines or even knowing when there might be any. But whether that spaceship is a desolate […]

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt is a rarity in popular music – a self-managed, self-produced artist who owns her own record label, whose music crosses stylistic and cultural boundaries, and who has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. Her music, which combines elements of pop, folk and worldbeat styles, that’s often dubbed “eclectic Celtic”, resonates with enthusiastic […]