Rogue Wave continues its exploration of the indie-side of power pop with the fulsome, piano-laced "College," a song about lessons learned and lessons abandoned.
Formerly known as the Majestic Snails, Austin, Texas band the Gorgeous Hands, featuring brothers Chris and Rusty Galis, get off to a fine power-pop start with the catchy single "Desperate Mainstream."
Samuel Fickie opened with a set of introspective tunes full of romantic import. His tone was lovelorn with sparkling bits of darkened humor complete with elements of local St. Louis insight twisted atop.
Every Tuesday, Darren Snow gets up at 6 a.m. to do the only thing he'd get up that early for: to host "Rocket 88" on KDHX from 7-10 a.m. Central.
Consider Paperhaus shape-shifters, not quite ADD, but unwilling to stay with one sound for too long. But whether playing alt-county, psych blues or, as on the breezy new track "Helicopters," easy-going guitar pop, the Washington D.C.-based quartet always focuses on its songcraft.
The latest from Montreal band Reversing Falls surges against the futility of this or any life. Sometimes a good snarl makes for a great hook, not to mention an excellent antidote to ennui.
A click, a clop, a strum and a snap: The latest from Birmingham, Ala. native Preston Lovinggood is all impure rhythm and pure, withering critique. Pity the target but savor the song.