Album Review | Speak Low If You Speak Love’s ‘Nearsighted’ Speaks Introspective Volumes

 

 

 

Ryan Scott Graham’s solo project Speak Low If You Speak Love revealed a softer side to the bass player of the more aggressive pop-punk outfit State Champs with his debut album, Everything But What You Need, being grounded in a simpler acoustic sound. Now Graham has released a second album to expand on his solo repertoire. If Speak Low’s debut album revealed his softer side, his sophomore album, Nearsighted, shows off his musical maturation.

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Olivver the Kid Makes a ‘Bitter’ Comeback

In late 2016, Bryan Sammis announced he would be putting his solo project Olivver the Kid (also stylized ØV) to rest “maybe forever. maybe for a long time. maybe a short time.” Now, a short (or long) year later, ØV has returned with new single “Bitter.” Continue reading “Olivver the Kid Makes a ‘Bitter’ Comeback”

Pale Waves’ ‘My Obsession’ is Voyeuristic and Vulnerable | Song Review

Obsession has the power to turn even the most level-headed, sane person into a slightly psychotic creep. And if you’ve never experienced that level of obsession, I’m not sure you’ve truly lived.

With the release of “My Obsession,” we see Pale Waves fully embrace a break from sanity with the full length of their straight jacket sleeves. The video features frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie in brief vignettes with her unidentified obsession — that is until the climactic chorus. Continue reading “Pale Waves’ ‘My Obsession’ is Voyeuristic and Vulnerable | Song Review”

Pale Waves Announce ‘My Obsession’ As Next Single

Pale Waves just wrapped their first U.S. headline tour spanning 21 cities, and had a secret to share with fans who came out to support them. At their Dec. 2 Los Angeles gig, lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie introduced their song “My Obsession” saying it would be their next single.

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Wolf Alice’s Newest Single Sends You ‘Heavenward’ | Song Review

I’m just going to say it — “Heavenward” is the song I hope will be played at my funeral. That may sound morbid (which I am), but this song captures the perfect balance of celebration and hope that is lacking in most tribute songs for passed loved ones. Continue reading “Wolf Alice’s Newest Single Sends You ‘Heavenward’ | Song Review”

WALK THE MOON’s ‘One Foot’ Premiere is a Resilient Comeback | Song Review

Alright babes, Walk The Moon… IS. BACK.

As promised, the boys released their first single, “One Foot,” just hours ago, coming back from an unexpected year-long hiatus. While their announcement of new music was rather quiet, “One Foot” is all the roaring proclamation the band needs to declare their return. Continue reading “WALK THE MOON’s ‘One Foot’ Premiere is a Resilient Comeback | Song Review”

‘Television Romance’ from Pale Waves Triggers Déjà Vu | Song Review

Between my obsession with The 1975, my infatuation with Wolf Alice and my fascination with The Japanese House, I’m basically Dirty Hit Records’ bitch. I trust my eardrums almost entirely to Jamie Oborne.

So when one of the record label’s newest signees, Pale Waves, released their first single “There’s a Honey,” it was honestly no surprise to me that I ended up having it on repeat for three days. After living off of the one single for six months, they finally released a second single, “Television Romance,” … and I honestly feel like I’m still listening to “There’s a Honey” on repeat. Continue reading “‘Television Romance’ from Pale Waves Triggers Déjà Vu | Song Review”

Wolf Alice’s Funky ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ Continues to Confound | Song Review

Have I mentioned that it is impossible to put Wolf Alice in a box? Oh yes… yes, I have. The North London foursome have relentlessly proven my point with each single from their upcoming album, Visions of a Life, due out Sept. 29. Exhibit C: they’re newest track, “Beautifully Unconventional.” Continue reading “Wolf Alice’s Funky ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ Continues to Confound | Song Review”

Wolf Alice Smooths Out Rough Edges with ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ | Song Review

Upon the conclusion of their U.S. tour, going into their small venue U.K. tour, Wolf Alice is getting intimate in more than just their concert gigs. The four-piece recently released the amorous music video for their most unabashed love song, “Don’t Delete the Kisses.” Continue reading “Wolf Alice Smooths Out Rough Edges with ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ | Song Review”

The Japanese House is Somebody I’m Happy to Have Found

The Japanese House — not to be confused with Japanese Wallpaper or Japanese Breakfast — is nowhere near new to my playlist having put out a steady stream of EP releases to keep listeners at bay since 2015. But Amber Bain seems in no rush to satiate her fans’ appetites with an LP. Continue reading “The Japanese House is Somebody I’m Happy to Have Found”