IndieMatters highlights the best indie releases from rising artists in September, featuring Booter, Francis Lung, Well Wisher, Nisa, Ailsa Tully, Hana Stretton, and Catrin Vincent.
Listeners will enjoy Keeping You, the new LP of piano-led indie pop ballads from Julia Mark, but the reasons lead to a cloudiness of thought.
Electropop’s Pineross delivers a cinematic exploration of Southwestern history on his unconventional new LP, Dragoon, and he discusses the LP with PopMatters.
Canadian dream popsters Living Hour capture grief with sluggish tempos, minor key chord progressions, and numbing moments of disassociation on Someday Is Today.
The xx’s Oliver Sim goes solo with Hideous Bastard, which deals with deconstruction and learning to surrender to desire as a means of a resurrection.
Eyedress’ Full Time Lover takes up-to-date pop sensibilities and keeps them moving in new ways that are not just creatively fruitful but genuinely fun.
This month’s IndieMatters column highlights some of the best rising indie releases from August 2022, featuring Emily Elbert, Dendrons, Lifeguard, Thanya Iyer, Hellrazor, and Spielbergs.
Adam Intrator’s breathy vocals often mesh quite well with Triathalon’s music on Spin. That uniformity in style can also make every Triathalon track sound the same.
Of Montreal’s Freewave Lucifer was inspired by and created during COVID’s isolation. Here and there is a catchy moment, but those bits are rarely repeated.