Indie Rock

Rooted in the sound and sensibility of American underground and alternative rock of the ’80s, it’s rock made by and for outsiders with a wariness of excess testosterone.

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack: The Soft Pack

Funny enough "soft pack" was the nickname hung around the necks of my group of friends in high school by marauding private school bullies. So we got gats, and s...
Wild Flag

Wild Flag: Wild Flag

Welcome to Sleater-Kinney’s less annoying little cousin. Not to say that all Sleater-Kinney is annoying, but there’s only so much riot grrrrrrl a person can tak...
BRONZE EP

BRONZE: BRONZE EP

From the ashes of The Detachment Kit comes BRONZE. Maybe it was the blow to the head at the Joe Strummer tribute show that made lead singer, Menard, break up hi...
Astro Coast

Surfer Blood: Astro Coast

At first I didn't get the early Weezer comparisons, but after a few listens I get where some folks are coming from. Granted it's not so much the music as the id...
Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav: Root for Ruin

Offkilter. I guess this is what you have to expect from a band fronted by a fat, bald sweaty dude with a giant summer beard. I saw these guys several years back...
Draginslayer

Sunset Rubdown: Dragonslayer

There’s no hiding the fact I’m in love with this album. Krug amps up his inner Bowie and takes the orchestral, triumphant glory of emotional showy music to a cr...
Let's Drag Our Feet

BOAT: Let’s Drag Our Feet

I’m not really certain how to categorize BOAT’s music. It’s like hipster goof rock. This stuff is really catchy and really pop-oriented, but has a silly edge th...
Dress Like Your Idols

BOAT: Dress Like Your Idols

BOAT have always been your lo-fi, slightly screwy cousin. They make deliciously fun pop songs with a wacky, off kilter bent. They're kind of unclassifiable (and...