Steve Benjamins' latest effort takes a more contemplative, electronic turn, and while the dynamics of the new track "Sightlines" are more subtle than some of his previous pop-oriented releases, the effect can still be musically stunning.
Dreamy and absolutely dancy, "Clicks In" by Caralis marks a departure for Dan Frau, best known as leader of UK alt-rock band Anison. The electronic-pop sound, crafted by producer John Merriman, falls and rises somewhere between Muse and Broken Bells.
Ink's fifth annual Middle of the Map Fest returned to Westport and Midtown in Kansas City, Missouri from April 22-25.
With hooks made for mainstream rock fans and a wash of chiming guitars and synths made for indie dance fans, "The Tide" by Pale Waves makes a pure pop splash.
Remixed in sparkling, snapping fashion by Autograf, "All We Need" by Seattle electropop duo ODESZA hits the dance floor with bent and bright hooks.