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Joyce Manor: A Million Dollars to Kill Me Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Joyce Manor Album: A Million Dollars to Kill Me Release Date: September 21, 2018 Label: Epitaph Website: https://joyce-manor.com/ As word of their frenetic energy and turbulent house shows found its way out of Californian basements and onto the internet, pop-punk powerhouse Joyce Manor has continued to resonate with a young and steadily growing fanbase. In addition, every album they put out (prior to their […]

todayOctober 14, 2018 29

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The Shifts Yet Another Change of Plans – Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: The Shifts Album: Yet Another Change of Plans Release Date: May 9, 2018 Label: Blue Eggplant Records Website: https://theshiftsmusic.bandcamp.com/ The Shifts’ most recent release, Yet Another Change of Plans, is the latest addition to the indie-rock outfit’s discography. The group’s self titled 2016 release helped establish themselves as one of Eugene, Oregon’s up and coming bands; frontman Macks Johanesen having been active in the […]

todaySeptember 28, 2018 16

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Beanpole: All My Kin Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Local Music Journalist Artist: Beanpole Album: All My Kin Release Date: August 31, 2018 Label: Chimera Website: https://beanpole.bandcamp.com/releases With no prior knowledge as to what this record is, some might say to themselves, perhaps to those around them, upon first listen, “Hey, this sucks,” before ejecting it from their CD player, removing it from their turntable, pressing stop on a screen, etc., as violently as any of […]

todaySeptember 13, 2018 93


Preoccupations: New Material Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Preoccupations Album: New Material Release Date: March 23, 2018 Label: Flemish Eye/Jagjaguwar Website: preoccupationsband.com/ Preoccupations’ newest album is yet another step in their steadily evolving musical presence. Album to album, the post-punkers have continually changed and always for the better, both in terms of music and brand. Formerly known as Viet Cong, the group has kept up trends, transitioning again the focus of their […]

todayApril 12, 2018 5


Shy Kids: in a state Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Shy Kids Album: in a state Release Date: February 23, 2018 Label: Culvert Music Website: https://www.shy-kids.com/home After gaining some mainstream commercial success in their hometown of Toronto, Canada, following the release of their 2015 album Lofty!, the indie pop band, shy kids, had a go at taking their talents south of the border and into the good ol’ US of A. That is the […]

todayMarch 27, 2018 70


The Happy Fits: Awfully Apeelin’ Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: The Happy Fits Album: Awfully Apeelin’ Release Date: August 27th, 2016 Website: https://www.thehappyfits.com/ Self proclaimed as the “rackety-clacketiest” band we know, the indie folk trio The Happy Fits, fronted by fencing champ Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd (his words, not mine) Calvin Langman, lay down a unique blend of sounds both classic and contemporary, stemming from the founding member’s respective love of indie rock […]

todayMarch 22, 2018 242


Insecure Men: Insecure Men Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Insecure Men Album: Insecure Men Release Date: Feb 23, 2018 Label: Fat Possum Records Website: https://fatpossum.com/artists/insecure-men/ Former schoolmates and current musicians Saul Adamczewski, of the band Fat White Family and Ben Romans-Hopcraft, of Childhood, two groups pivotal to south London’s growing underground rock scene, make up the backbone of the power pop supergroup Insecure Men, who recently released a debut album of the same […]

todayMarch 15, 2018 17


Marie/Lepanto: Tenkiller Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Marie/Lepanto Album: Tenkiller Release Date: January 26, 2018 Label: Big Legal Mess Website: http://www.marielepanto.com/ Marie/Lepanto is the name of the Arkansas street that marks the halfway point between the childhood homes of Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster. It only seemed appropriate that it also be the pseudonym for the collaboration between the two. Each musician has an impressive portfolio of past work, each […]

todayMarch 12, 2018 50

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