Basement Dwelling: Humanz by Gorillaz

It’s bothersome to hear people talk about Gorillaz. Sure, Gorillaz are a widely loved and celebrated act, and they have been for nearly 20 years now. But one of their greatest strengths is also one of their big...
Lemon Sky Dos

Dos by Lemon Sky

"We're all living in a world I dreamed," croons Lemon Sky lead singer Aaron Madrigal in the chorus of "Dos", which shares the same name as the latest release from the Cincinnati, Ohio quintet. The world that Le...
These Knees

Night Fires by These Knees

These Knees returns in full force to the front lines of the Cleveland music scene with their upcoming EP, Night Fires (produced by Dave Piatek), a follow-up to 2013's The Young & the Bright. Headed up by fr...

Funeral Designs by BlackGlass

Funeral Designs, the debut release of rock trio, BlackGlass, is the dirty, fuzzy, reverb-y love child of vocalist/guitarist Silas Mishler, bassist/guitarist Dan Jarvis, and drummer Sarah Neczwid. Things get ...

Blood Dancer by Crown Larks

Well, cards on the table... this album came out in April and I'm writing this in September. Maybe that's how long it took to really seep in for me. Time tables aside, Blood Dancer is an impressive step forward ...

Little Waves by Fingers

From the opening notes of Fingers' latest release, Little Waves, it is apparent that the ambient Columbus-based trio--comprising Yashi Bellomy (lead vocals/guitar/piano/reed organ), Maxwell Slater (drums/auxili...

Fox Face Cassette by Fox Face

There is this extraordinary merge of garage and punk happening all throughout the Midwest. Although these tendencies go as far back as bands like Death and The Gories, the modern brew has had some time to age. ...