Local CD Reviews: Down to the Styx, Bad 4 the Tooth, In Lights
With their long-awaited debut album, Down to the Styx, psych-Western duo Crook & the Bluff (Kirk Dath & Tad Wilford) have established their identifying sound ...
Local CD Reviews: A Hymn Revival: Volume 3, Gusto, Coil EP
Salt Lake City electro-pop/indie-pop duo Gusto (Stephanie Mabey and Taylor Hartley) is fun. Imagine a candy-colored world filled with cats, sugar, lasers and dancing—that level of fun.
Local CD Reviews: Night Wings, Monsteria, Only Ever Have Nightmares When I'm Ill
Despite its brevity, the roughly 15-minute debut solo release from violinist/singer-songwriter Alyssa Pyper, aka Night Wings...
Local CD Reviews: Black Tides, Tell Me Which Way to Run, The Wolves Must Run Free
The concept of the fourth album by post-metal band Huldra is seemingly simple: a futile battle between a lone unnamed man and the perilous sea. But listeners will feel like they're right there in the rickety boat with him ...
Local CD Reviews: Back Home, Sophomorism, Fancy as Fuck
While Back Home, the debut EP from indie-folk duo Selja Sini—husband and wife Brett Engar and Selja Sini—does have enough twee lyrics about spring, birds, flowers, etc., ....
Local CD Reviews: The Gods of Eden, All of Them Witches, Where Spirits Grow
The debut full-length album from Radio Club (the duo of Tia Martinez and Jared Russell), made up of morose '80s-influenced dance beats and synths blanketed with Joy Division-esque gloom, would be a fitting soundtrack to a late night in a seedy, smoky club, or on a couch in a dank basement.
Local CD Reviews: It's All for You, Artsy as Fuk, Repeat Until Death
It doesn't seem possible that It's All for You, the debut album from experimental-rock trio The Salt, the Sea, and the Sun God, was created with earthly instruments like guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
CD Reviews: Mean Love, Poor People Are Revolting
Mean Love, the latest release from Sudan-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ahmed Gallab and his third full-length under the Sinkane name, is a slinky and sleek but earnest exploration of love's many facets, as well as of his own emotional landscape.
Local CD Reviews: From Right Star, With Love; Vol. 02; moth, wing, dream,
The new EP from producer Adrian Morales, aka Right Star, might be a cobbled-together collection of unreleased tracks and songs from other projects, but it's still a cohesive release in its own right.
Local CD Reviews: Maybe Ghosts, Famous, Something's Cookin
The second full-length from Baby Ghosts is a hair-raising shock to the senses, the musical equivalent of sticking a fork in an electrical socket and really, really liking it.
Local CD Reviews: Bubble Gum, Cocaine & Chicken Grease, Little Engine
Color Animal's second full-length album, Bubble Gum, finds the quartet veering away from the crunchy rock of their debut release, 2013's Vision Lines, and turning the dial up on a smoother, more relaxed style
Local CD Reviews: Blue Milk, Ornamental, Apology
With its warm, hazy atmosphere, the latest full-length album from garage-rock/glo-fi quartet Koala Temple feels like a sweltering, multicolored trip into the desert.