Tag Archive for indie rock

Science Partner Releases “Rocky Mountain News”

Denver indie-rock outfit Science Partner is, by definition, a Denver supergroup, in the sense that it is composed of band mates who are part of other Denver bands. Lead vocalist/guitarist Tyler Despres and bassist Charley Hine, for example, were from…

Bad Veins and The Mess They’ve Made–Or Not

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, indie-rock duo Bad Veins is one of those acts that doesn’t necessarily sound like you’d expect them to. Perhaps part of the reason is that this “duo” is more like a “trio”: there’s lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Benjamin…

Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

Okay, I’m gonna be honest: I wasn’t too big on reviewing Sleeper Agent‘s debut record Celebrasion. I first heard this indie-rock act when they came through town on tour last spring with Cage the Elephant. Their set was energetic, but…

Zweng’s “Needle”–To the Point

When I took a listen to “Needle,” the opening track of Notes from Needle (Part 1) from L.A. indie-rock outfit Zweng, the first few notes instantly arrested my attention. (That’s a good sign.) The thing about indie-rock is not even…

The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

I know it’s probably stupid, but sometimes I feel a bit of apprehension in reviewing a solo artist posing as a band. I dunno, maybe I feel like it’s cheating if one guy played all the instruments on the record–because…

Achille Lauro Does the Low Cha Cha

Indie-rock band Achille Lauro has been a staple in the Denver music scene for several  years, probably better known for their tongue-and-cheekness and their willingness to explore musically than for a particular sound. I (sort of) got to hear them…

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

Okay, so I’m a sucker for a great hook.  I admit it.  Don’t judge. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an up-and-coming indie-rock band, and hailing from Nashville, you can definitely hear the country sensibilities in their sound. But that’s…