11 Articles tagged
Pop Empire / Novena

PLAYING CINCY: Pop Empire Talk “Novena,” Finding Their Sound & Incense

Cincinnati trio Pop Empire recently dropped their nine-track album, Novena. The indie-rock outfit will head out on a supporting tour this month. Novena marks the 10-year-old group’s first full-length album since 2014’s Future Blues and the first album with the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Kishi Bashi “Sonderlust”

The music we've come to expect from Kishi Bashi has a certain flair for the ethereal, the magical, and the adventurous. His latest album Sonderlust isn't a deviation from this; rather, it jumps right into the style and sound...

ALBUM REVIEW: Cool Company “Slice of Paradise”

Slice of Paradise itself is a deviation from the more poppy side of what the band had been putting out so far, and it instead focuses on laid-back tracks that meld together in a seamless blend and is sprinkled...

PLAYING DETROIT: Ohtis “Runnin'”

The return of Adam Pressley (Prussia, Jamaican Queens) and Sam Swinson's beloved project, Ohtis, is really good news.

PLAYING DETROIT: Mountains and Rainbows “Particles”

Particles is salty and dry, thirst inducing and never quenching. It is that very thirst that makes Mountains and Rainbows' long awaited exploration of chaos so surprisingly satisfying. It's a high without the hangover.

ALBUM REVIEW: Sam Smith “In the Lonely Hour”

British crooner Sam Smith finally released his debut album, “In the Lonely Hour”, on May 26 with Capitol Records. After a year prepping for his debut with his critically acclaimed EP “Nirvana” and features on hit songs with Disclosure...