Indie Rock

BOYO debuts charged indie rock single "Ghost Noise"

BOYO offers up a charged version of indie-rock music in his new track “Ghost Noise,” which starts with crisp electric guitar strums and finishes with a rich distortion worthy of the song’s name. Upbeat, with a drum pattern quite snappy, “Ghost Noise” displays BOYO’s ability to keep things fun but hardly uniform as the vocals on the track shift from passive verses suited for soft rock to vocalizing that is perky for pop. With piano key trickles to accent the changing rhythms, “Ghost Noise” is a pleasant song for winter just getting started; stream the new track below for some sonic heat. - René Cobar 

   

Video Premiere: Reality Anonymous "Orange Explosion"

We are proud to be premiering the video for the debut single, "Orange Explosion", from Reality Anonymous. The single comes from the group's debut album The Ghost Host, Vol. 1, which will be released by the DC label Night World Records on Tuesday, Jan 5.

This is latest project from the now Chicago-based musician Lyn Vaus who has spent time in Boston, DC, and L.A. over the years. This first album from Reality Anonymous features contributions from Rob Myers (Thievery Corporation), Alex Rowney (Soft Candy), and Kenthany Redmond (Kenthany Redmond's Infrared Quintet).

   

Young Man in a Hurry "A Blue and Red Taxi and Bernie"

Young Man in a Hurry has released a video for the fifth single, "A Blue and Red Taxi and Bernie", from their debut album, Jarvis.

Lead singer and songwriter Matt Baron co-wrote this song with Grandmother, Dee, near the end of her life about his Grandfather.

Baron has this to say about the song and video; "The lyrics are about what it might be like to reconvene with a long-lost love on the other side, either physical or astral. The video subtly explores the idea of how we’re always trying to go somewhere new, and when we get there, we’re just there".

   

Avery Springer "Earlybird"

Avery Springer of Retirement Party has released a new solo single called "Earlybird". This is Springer's second single of 2020 following up "Jackson", which was released back in October.

The single is accompanied by the fun self-directed video below.

   

Tamar Berk "Shadow Clues"

Tamar Berk has released the lead single, "Shadow Clues", from her forthcoming debut full-length album, The Restless Dreams of Youth.

Berk is mostly known locally for her work in the band Starball, but has played in bands like Sweet Heat, The Pynnacles, Paradise, and The Countdown over the years in both Chicago and Portland.