There aren’t many artists that can recapture the catchy, emotional energy that bands like Modern Baseball and Diet Cig have been able to in the past few years. Glasgow’s The Spook School fully encompass all the best qualities of both those bands on their latest album Could It Be Different? They balance between sincere feelings and snarky adolescent wit within a bright pop-punk frame that borrows from classics as much as it does from emo revivalists. It’s an overwhelmingly good album in a genre that has more and more felt exhausted of its creativity. Continue reading
Black Kids first and last full album came out in 2008 and while I was a big fan of them back at the beginning of high school I realized I hadn’t listened to their first album Partie Traumatic in full in at least seven years. As I sat down to re-familiarize myself with Partie Traumatic I got sucked back into the goofy upbeat dance world that Black Kids makes you a part of. Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Julia Nunes began a Kickstarter campaign to fund her followup to the excellent Some Feelings. In addition to the record, backers have access to exclusive t-shirts, handwritten lyrics, ukuleles, and more. To pledge to this campaign and watch a preview, check out Nunes’ Kickstarter.