Post Tagged with: "indie"

GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

For indie rock buffs across the country, this is an exciting decade. Since the genre broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, the style and tone of the music has radically matured, departing from its grunge and classic rock roots to becoming an entirely new genre. STRFKR’s new album[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
COLUMBIA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘The Search for Everything’

John Mayer is no longer a top-seller. By the mid-2000s, Mayer had two double-platinum albums and a Song of the Year Grammy Award under his belt. The entertainment industry believed him to be a pop darling. However, after a series of infamous remarks in 2010, Mayer’s self-described “lean years” began,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
SUB POP

Album Review: ‘Pure Comedy’

★★★★★ Since adopting the moniker Father John Misty in 2012, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman has released a trio of fantastic albums. Released April 7, Tillman’s latest album “Pure Comedy” features his characteristic instrumentation, vocal timbre and misanthropic worldview. However, it represents a departure from his previous work in its ambition —[Read More…]

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

British pop-rock group Bastille quickly rose to fame in 2013, following the release of hit single “Pompeii” — one of the most streamed tracks that year. Since then, the band has lost none of its momentum, keeping its schedule full with performances, tours and frequent releases of music, most recently,[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Zombies on Broadway’

Album Review: ‘Zombies on Broadway’

★★★★★ Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon’s greatest mainstream success came with the release of his debut solo album “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness,” whose standout single “Cecilia and the Satellite” saw enough airplay that most listeners are likely to recognize it. Formerly the vocalist and songwriter of indie rock band Something Corporate[Read More…]

Album Review: How to Be a Human Being

Album Review: How to Be a Human Being

“How to Be a Human Being,” the sophomore album of English indie rock band Glass Animals, is perhaps best described by a line in the album’s third track, “Season 2 Episode 3”: “Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me sad.” Over the course of the past year and[Read More…]

JOHN MILLER/ THE HOYA
Father John Misty  played a diverse set to a sold-out crowd at Washington's historic Lincoln Theater.

Concert Review: Father John Misty

Led by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Indie-folk group Father John Misty played the second and final night of its sold-out stay at U Street’s Lincoln Theater on April 26. From the start, it was clear the group was no longer touring solely in support of its latest album — 2015’s sophomore studio[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘New Glow’

Album Review: ‘New Glow’

★★★☆☆ The April 7 release of Matt & Kim’s new album, “New Glow,” coincided almost perfectly with their performance at Georgetown’s spring concert last weekend. Although the album starts off as a one-level generic collection of similar techno beats and repeated lyrics, the sound evolves as the album progresses into[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
COLUMBIARECORDS

Album Review: ‘No Sound Without Silence’

The Script’s “No Sound Without Silence” album touches upon love, heartbreak, struggles and living life to its fullest. How does this differ from the band’s previous albums? It doesn’t. The Script’s newest album proves to be very characteristic of its sound; if you are a regular listener of the Irish[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide