About three minutes into awakebutstillinbed’s debut album, lead vocalist Shannon Taylor sounds like she’s about to breakdown. Her voice cracks as she screams, and it’s not pretty. She doesn’t have the sort of aesthetic screams that blend in with a song cleanly. She sounds like she’s ugly crying screaming along to the radio. Awakebutstillinbed channel Taylor’s songs into the type of palatable indie emo that’s probably too intense for the Sorority Noise crowd, and that’s probably for the better. She doesn’t dress her sadness in longwinded metaphors or interesting instrumentals. It’s bare. Continue reading
Released almost exactly one year after her debut album, Sidney Gish’s new No Dogs Allowed marks a significant step forward for the Boston singer-songwriter. Gish’s debut marked the scope of her ambition by having her play every instrument, mostly with just her guitar and voice. Dogs sees Gish venturing with different guitar tones, more drum loops, and real bass. Gish also keeps with her writing of catchy songs withs, somewhat random lyrics, although she seems a little bit more thoughtful this time around. With the increased popularity, Gish is placing herself in league with the likes of Waxahatchee, Julien Baker, and other indie-pop songstresses that have taken the music industry by storm so much in the past year. Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Sidney Gish has slowly been building her presence in the Boston music scene since the release of her debut album, Ed Buys Houses. Still, Gish has been prolific in her short career, releasing large amounts of material in a short time via Soundcloud and Bandcamp, while studying the music industry at Northeastern University. Her songs are often catchy and silly, but incredibly well-crafted, especially when you realize that Gish does everything herself. We got a chance to speak to her shortly after the release of Camino ‘84’s new single, “Sounds Fake But Ok,” which she’s featured on.
BAD: What is it like collaborating with a different artist where most of your other work is solo? Continue reading
The music streaming and sharing site Bandcamp is donating all profits they make today to the ACLU. More than 400 record labels have joined them. If you’d like to buy some great music, head over there now.
Lame-O Records and Topshelf Records have joined Aaron West, Run For Cover, and Tiny Engines as labels that are donating to charities in response to President Elect Donald Trump’s victory. Lame-O has all their releases up as “pay-what-you-want” on Bandcamp. Topshelf Records is donating via a label subscription and a portion of all pre-orders. Read a statement from Topshelf below: Continue reading