The soundtrack to autumn should reflect the mood of the dropping temperature and growing darkness. Portland’s Soft Kill provides a fitting prelude to this season with their new album Heresy. They are not as steeped in Halloween as a “goth” band would be, but are a moody enough flavor of indie
Having crawled out of the same Florida scene as Merchandise, UKIAH DRAG continues to create twisted soundtracks to the underbelly of trailer park life, despite having fled the sunshine state in favor of New York. At least, that is what I hear when I listen to them. Having liked what the band
A Place to Bury Strangers Transfixiation might not explode with the same level of bombast as the band’s earlier work, but there is a level of maturity in it. With each album, the band expands their sound, this time what they have added is more melody and focus on nuanced songwriting.
Label: Graveface Records From the first note, it’s evident this San Francisco band is showing up with an intent to inject a harder punch into their ethereal shimmer. Sure, shoegaze is the most obvious sub-genre label to tag them with, but the album feels just as influenced by Sonic Youth