Album | Stephen’s Shore – September Love

In contemporary music, there’s a simple geographical rule if you’re looking for good tunes in general, in their various declinations (from indie-pop to new-wave and “folk” music): start from the latest Swedish releases. That’s what the guys at Meritorio Records,…

Single | Matt Massey – Built

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but the front piece artwork for Matt Massey’s new single, ‘Built’, conveys a message in and of itself. The tune itself is a blistering, driven development in indie rock with…

Album | Matt Kjeldsen – Last Days

Like the lizard printed on his t-shirt, Matt Kjeldsen’s Last Days represents a psychedelic, peaceful movement. One might go on to determine that they both might also stand for bringing a little more artistic flourish into the worlds of those who…

Album | Annie Oakley – Words We Mean

Twin sisters Sophia and Grace Babb have played music together for years. They especially needed an outlet for their emotions after their father’s suicide. Within a year’s time their friend and violinist, Nia Personette, who had also lost her father,…

Video | Geoff Gibbons – ‘Rollin’ Free’

Following the release of 2017’s Buffalo Hotel, Geoff Gibbons is freeing himself up on his latest single. This comes quite literally for the Vancouver singer-songwriter, who’s hitting the road on ‘Rollin’ Free’. Instrumentally, the song is an old-school Americana arrangement featuring…

Album | Any Other – Two, Geography

In the peripheral Italian music scene, the number of acts that have recently achieved international recognition can be counted on one hand. At Adele Nigro’s age, and at only her second album, to have an already scheduled a reasonably sized…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ben Fisher

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been addressed in American music. But on Ben Fisher’s latest release, the Damien Jurado-produced Does the Land Remember Me?, the Seattle-based folk artist—who spent three years living in Israel—dives headfirst into an entire concept album on…

Album | Chloe Kimes – Apothecary

When your humble writer first came across Chloe Kimes, it was when she was singing three-parts in one of the first iterations of Awesome Distraction. Fast forward another four or five years from there and the Michigan-slash-Nashville artist has grown…