Album Review: Michael Barrow & The Tourists – Juneau

  “At the bottom of everything is a foundation of solid songwriting.”   August 24, 2017 By Chris Whitehead Having had the chance to see Michael Barrow and company perform once previously, I was eager to dive into their debut album, Juneau, an album that takes notes from great indie… Continue reading

Review: Ryan Rostrom Album Release

From face-melting solos, to soulful lyrics. March 10, 2017 If you enjoy face melting guitar solos, soulful and intricate guitar covers, and an overall Steve Vai/Joe Satriani mix–then Ryan Rostrom’s new album will definitely speak to your core. If you haven’t heard of these guitar gods, or aren’t too familiar… Continue reading

Review: RKDN – No More Nightmares EP

  With the five new tracks, RKDN trades in some of the throbbing EDM synths of Silver for more shimmering alt rock guitar hooks.   February 23, 2017 By Emmett Florence After months of being held back by a bad management deal, RKDN has finally broken free and released their… Continue reading

Review: Motion Coaster – Ocean Toaster EP

  Ocean Toaster has an energetic, upbeat, raw sound that captures the magic of Motion Coaster’s show-stopping live performances.   February 16, 2017 By Emmett Florence Graced with colorful undersea album art, the wryly titled “Ocean Toaster – EP” is the first EP released by new Provo soul/pop 8-piece sensation… Continue reading

Review: Cinders – Acoustics Vol. 1

While the production of Cinders’ Acoustics, Vol. 1 feels a little lo-fi, it brings a level charm to their sound. You can’t help but love the band for being so unapologetically themselves.   February 9, 2017 With extensive touring and online plugs from people like Alex Rainbird and PewDie Pie’s… Continue reading

Review: Emily Brown – Emily Frown

  Distracting production diminishes the quality of this otherwise beautiful collection of piano ballads.   December 5, 2016 Emily Brown is somewhat of a fixture in the Provo music scene. Possessing a beautiful, shaky Mezzo-soprano voice, she’s rightfully landed spots performing and touring with well-known Provo acts like Book on Tape… Continue reading

Review: Kimberly Knighton – Histories

  Mellow and full of soul, Knighton’s latest album will resonate with fans of Colbie Caillat and Norah Jones.   November 18, 2016 After successfully raising $4,536 of her $4,000 production goal on Kickstarter this past summer, Kimberly Knighton dropped her latest album on October 14, 2016. Histories is much more… Continue reading

Review: Soft Cyanide – SOFTCYANIDE EP

Equal parts well produced and atmospheric, this EP features a strong vocal performance by Devin Barrus.   November 10, 2016 Soft Cyanide made its debut early this year as the solo effort of Devin Barrus. Known for his work in the Post-Hardcore band Former Tides, Barrus’ voice has always had an appealing pop… Continue reading