Category Archives: Indie
review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Mary Ouellette In just a short matter of four years Neon Trees has released three superb albums and toured almost constantly, making them one of the hardest working bands in the business by far. Going into their show at the House of Blues in Boston last...Read more
Capsule reviews — mini reviews — are something new here at Love is Pop. Not only are they shorter, they’re written in a more personal, almost spontaneous, blogging style. If you prefer shorter reviews like this, let me know. My reason for doing this is so that we can cover more albums by...Read more
With vocals and lyrics ripped straight out of the Kurt Cobain songbook, Allusondrugs’ vibrant “I’m Your Man” proves that they stand at the top of the pile of post grunge bands competing for the Nirvana slot when grunge finally comes back around. Of course, nothing ever sounds...
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the much buzzed-about indie rock darlings known as Stone Cold Fox consist of members from California to Maine. And when you hear how well they play together on their debut full-length, Memory Palace, you can’t help but think it was fate herself that brought them together. The album...Read more
The Good Wives are a trio hailing from Seattle, Washington consisting of Jake Bruggman (vocals, acoustic guitar), Nicholas Alexander (Lead guitar, bass), and Shane Berg (rhythm guitar). The band started out as principal songwriter Jake’s solo project from 2005 through 2011 when Nicholas and Shane joined as full-time band members. Benjamin Lerner plays...Read more
Little Racer is a band from Brooklyn, NY consisting of vocalist/guitarist Elliot Michaud, guitarist Wade Michael, bassist Ish Nazmi and drummer Dave Tedeschi. They formed and released their eponymous single, “Little Racer” in 2010 and somehow the single managed to cross the ocean to the BBC and London imprint Young and Lost Club,...Read more
MisterWives must be feeling pretty happy with themselves, their new EP, Reflections, garnering them positive reviews in such publications as Billboard, Interview, Buzzworthy, NYLON and TeenVogue. Then again, the band seemed charmed long before the reviews came in. In February of 2013 the group — Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir...Read more
I always liked the idea of sharing playlists with our readers but the idea never really took flight. I asked my writers to contribute playlists as well as some musicians but nobody was into it. I guess you need to be a big magazine like NYLON to get artists to share playlists with...Read more
In order to write as many reviews as I do here on Love is Pop, sometimes I only have time to give things four or so spins before writing my reviews... And that was the case when I wrote my review of The Glitch Mob's latest album,...
Occasionally, since starting Love is Pop a year and a half ago, I will go into a panic mode when my favorite artists are releasing new albums because, one, I feel compelled to review them and, two, I dread the idea of possibly having to give one of my favorites a bad review....Read more
Lissie’s new covers EP was self-produced by Lissie and her band in their home of Ojai, CA. “We were approached to cover “Mother” by Danzig which led to a fun week in the studio that inspired us to lay down some other covers we had either been playing live already or had been...Read more
Eisley is an indie pop rock band from Tyler, Texas. The so-called family band consists of four siblings — Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston — and their cousin Garron. Here’s who does what: Stacy DuPree King – vocals, keyboard Sherri DuPree-Bemis – vocals, rhythm guitar Chauntelle DuPree D’Agostino – lead guitar, occasional vocals...Read more