Indie Pop

Future Me Hates Me

The Beths: Future Me Hates Me

Look, man, I can’t be all punk all of the time. In fact, as I age I’m getting less and less able to take discordant noise. So a band like The Beths comes to me and I...
Boronia

Hockey Dad: Boronia

There is nothing more exuberant on this planet than young Australian dudes. Hockey Dad, indeed a couple of teenagers from New South Wales, are what appear to be...
Some Nights

Fun.: Some Nights

Back when this band was called The Format, I often went to that guilty pleasure well. Over the top and completely Broadway in its approach to pop 'n roll, it ti...
I Am An Attic

Nick Diamonds: I Am an Attic

Welcome to the somber side of the formerly wacky lead singer of The Unicorns. Sounding like some sort of Greek bookie, Nick Diamonds (aka Nicholas Thornburn) is...
Pinback

Pinback: Pinback

This, their first album, is a meditation on calmness and kind of circling rhythms and melodies. It feels almost like one giant round of "Row Row Row Row Your Bo...
Human Hearts

Maritime: Human Hearts

I don’t know what it’s called when one raises up on the high hat on the offbeat, but it ends up sounding kinda like disco, but probably isn’t anywhere close. I ...