Best New Indie

The term 'jazz' is a bit strange, at this point. It's practically synonymous with bougie, upscale class and polite society, meant for dinner parties and as inoffensive easy listening. It's a far cry from its truly revolutionary roots, born out of brothels (...)
Columbus-based indie artist brakence has been making Spotify-curated-playlist waves. On March 26th, he released punk2, a lyric driven album filled with quirky production choices and melodies that evoke sensibilities of Bon Iver (..)
Hi, everybody. How are y'all holding up in these crazy, crazy times? As for me, I've been keeping my mind as active as ever with music, music, and more music. From watching live streams (TIL: Zoom is freaking AWESOME!) to listening to and (...)
Avant-pop beatsculptor Yves Tumor lights it up on "Kerosene"! Making definitive statements about Yves Tumor, the serpentine sobriquet of Sean Bowie, is an exercise in futility. The queer, African-American (...)
Just when I thought the COVID-19 crisis couldn't get any worse, Gal Gadot went and dropped that “Imagine” cover. Way to kick us while we're down, huh, Gal? Anyways, now we're all stuck inside in our pajamas for the foreseeable future (...)
Now that Coachella is canceled – along with basically every social event ever – I have one Louis Vuitton face mask for sale, if any of y'all hypebeasts happen to be interested??? Okay, but totally *sucks* what's happening (...)
As the olds get pushed out of Coachella’s target demographic they complain about there only being a handful of names that they even know of. “But Rage Against The Machine, '' they say as if they’re not (...)
Coronavirus is scaring the sh*t out of everyone right now, and it'd appear not even our little music community is safe. SXSW is officially canceled, and rumors are swirling Coachella is up next. Basically, it's looking like we're going to be (...)
The world is slowly dying, but at least we have Lady Gaga to save us from our earthly demise. I've already booked my one-way ticket to Chromatica, and I'm not sure about you guys, but I can't wait to join the Kindness Punks and spend the rest (...)
I won't lie – I've spent more time than I care to mention binge-watching Friends over the last couple of days. There were points where I thought I'd get literally nothing else done, but I'm pleased to say I've finally managed to peel myself off my couch to (...)
Hi, guys! How are you? How was your Valentine's Day weekend? Did you spend it with anyone special? As for me, I spent the last couple of days falling in love with Tame Impala all over again. Genuine question: Is it too early to call The Slow Rush (...)
It was the Oscars last night. I was too busy compiling the latest edition of We Are: The Guard's New Indie Music to tune in, of course, but I'd like to think Billie Eilish beat 1917 to Best Picture and there were tacky Cats jokes aplenty (...)