Indie Rock

Ohmme featured on “Holiday Party, Vol. 2” from Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise has released annual Holiday album, Holiday Party, Vol. 2, and this year’s album features our very own Ohmme. The duo appears on the album’s lead single “ Carol of the Tubular Bells” with Thor Harris & Dumb Numbers, and they contribute their own original “Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling”.

You can buy the album digitally below or you can order one of the limit 7” singles the label has printed.

You can catch Ohmme at The Empty Bottle on December 28th with Ryley Walker and Ben Lemar Gay.

   

The Cory Hotline's Festive Debut

The Cory Hotline is the new project from Cory Hance of Marina and The Intimate Machines. Last week he released his debut single and it is Christmas themed! If you have been struggling to get into the Christmas spirit you should take some tips from Cory and check out his single, “I Got High With Santa Claus”, below.

   

Fawns of Love release kaleidoscopic video for new single "Mournful Eyes"

Fawns of Love celebrate the beautiful ties that keep us connected on "Mournful Eyes." The married duo of Jenny and Joseph Andreotti's latest single expresses an almost subconscious antipathy in our lack of human connection, and how the possibility to change that mindset is always within our grasp. The darkly poppy track sounds like a long lost coldwave hit, where Jenny's beatific vocals echo over a soft blanket of transfixing synth lines. On the accompanying video, a series of visually inventive animated images create a dark lit mood fit for a dance floor projection. 

"Mournful Eyes" is the second single off of Fawns of Love's forthcoming sophomore release, Permanent, which comes out on January 18 via Test Pattern Records. Juan Rodríguez

   

Rose Droll sings it like it is, plays it at The Independent

This lady is a force! We feel empowered just listening to Rose Droll. A genre-less wonder, Miss Rose gives us a little bit of a lot of things and we want more more more. Samples are interwoven in tasteful snippets, from Lou Reed baselines to “This Little Light of Mine” lyrics. There are parts we can only describe as coy-strong lady rap, interjected at the perfect moments (a poetic “...so baby, when you gonna give a fuck?” in the same breath as a line from “Ring Around the Rosie”...what the hell? Yes!). There are colorful bursts of instrumental delight--all her own doings--and to accompany it all, is that voice: fluid, lovely and nailing every pitch it tries to reach. Like we said, she’s a class all her own, but in an attempt to compare: if you enjoy Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Tune Yards and badass versions of your favorite nursery rhymes, you’ll probably dig this as much as we do. Come see her at The Independent this Thursday the 13th where she’s playing alongside Pllush, Pardoner and SOAR. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor 

 

   

Phantom Atlantic - New Alt Rock Single "Beneath Your Moment"

Phantom Atlantic is a 4 piece alternative rock band from Toronto. Their latest track “Beneath Your Moment” has a slower pace which leaves plenty of room for the “haunting guitars, swirling synths and hypnotic rhythms.” The song was produced by Juno Award Winner Dan Brodbeck and has excellent sonic quality. Their previous single “Lessons” had more of an upbeat, energetic feel to it so this track shows a unique versatility in both their writing and playing. Connect with Phantom Atlantic and be prepared for more music on the way in 2019. – Kris Gies