Convertible – Holst Gate II CD (Noise Appeal Records)

Convertible is an Austrian/German indie rock group with members emanating from Bregenz and Munich. Led by a prolific Austrian writer, composer, musician, and producer Hans Platzgumer, Convertible bursts with an impressive discography fully stacked by bright ideas and marvelous musicianship. Since their formation in 2003, the group released loads of recordings such as Your Pull… Read More Convertible – Holst Gate II CD (Noise Appeal Records)

Secondhand Habit – Contact High CD

Secondhand Habit is a Canadian alternative rock quartet hailing from Victoria, British Columbia. The group is devoted to merging essentials of subgenres of alternative rock music since their formation. So far, they’ve released recordings such as Anaphylactic Rock EP, Chinese Whispers EP, and From The Ashes EP. The group toured Canada multiple times, featuring highlights… Read More Secondhand Habit – Contact High CD

Buddy Junior – Portal CS (Cherub Dream Records)

Buddy Junior is a San Francisco based shoegaze pop group comprised of Jared LeNar, who works in collaboration with Harvey LeNar. Monika Jang fills in for all the drumming duties, while the group constantly switches the members on synths. The group previously released a debut single-sided debut EP named Marietta, comprised of five ear-appealing tunes.… Read More Buddy Junior – Portal CS (Cherub Dream Records)

The Lawrence Arms – Skeleton Coast LP (Epitaph Records)

The Lawrence Arms are back with another full-length album called Skeleton Coast. This Chicago, Illinois based trio delivers profoundly melodic punk rock for more than two decades, and they established a recognizable sound, which became quite popular among punk rockers. That is eventually the case with Skeleton Coast, but the album delivers a subtle dosage… Read More The Lawrence Arms – Skeleton Coast LP (Epitaph Records)

Bear, Man Dangerous – Slow Violence EP

Bear, Man Dangerous emanates from Seattle, Washington. This solo project operates as a singular psychedelic shoegaze machinery under the conductor’s baton of Jason from Rest As Mutes. If you’re familiar with his previous endeavors, you’re probably aware that this experimentations with shoegaze are going far away from the crushing post-hardcore sound of his primary band.… Read More Bear, Man Dangerous – Slow Violence EP

Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

Ways Away is a brand new supergroup comprised of some renowned musicians, well-known for being an integral part of some legendary pop-punk and hardcore punk bands for decades. The group consists of Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack, Racquet Club, Solea) on guitars, Jesse Barnett (Stick to Your Guns, Wish You Were Here) on vocals, Ian Smith… Read More Ways Away – Ways Away LP (Other People Records)

H.P. Zinker – Mountains Of Madness 2×12″ (Noise Appeal Records)

H.P. Zinker nurtured a turbulent lifestyle throughout their career, but that eventually nominated them for cult status among the Austrian underground music scene. Led by a prolific mastermind Hans Platzgumer, Zinker released five great albums, such as And There Was Light, Beyond It All, Perseverance, Staying Loose, and Mountains Of Madness. Besides the albums, H.P.… Read More H.P. Zinker – Mountains Of Madness 2×12″ (Noise Appeal Records)

Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Steve Hewitt is a British singer and songwriter emanating from Kent whose previous works gained a lot of positive critics from admirers of acoustic-oriented music. However, his music carries a lot more than simplified stripped acoustic melodies, and Steve tends to decorate his music with subtle additions of other instruments. His back catalog includes a… Read More Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

Hidden Cabins is a remarkable indie-folk duo comprised of Craig Cirinelli (vocals and hand percussions) and Brian Hofgesang (guitar, textures, addt’l microphone). They recorded numerous recordings in this lineup, such as a split compact disc with Brother Octopus, a split 10” record called Weathered with Eyeswan. Then the duo appeared on Daily Grooming compilation with… Read More Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)

Sometimes it feels so good to slow things down a little bit, so what’s a better occasion than to write a couple of lines about Lamp Light The Fire, a compilation release that mainly focuses on acoustic music. This compilation comes out every couple of years and covers artists who are or were the part… Read More V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)