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

Review: Grizzly Goat – Ursus Oreamnos Americanus

Grizzly Goat’s latest LP is a satisfying sequel to their 2015 release, and ought to redefine how people view “folk” in Provo.   October 21, 2016 Provo’s music scene has often been stereotyped as being full of “Folk.” That stereotype does hold some water, since an acoustic guitar is usually the first thing local college … Continue reading

Review: Fictionist – Free Spirit EP

  As a whole, the Free Spirit EP is as bouncy and energetic as its title track, but lacks the challenging musical sensibilities that made their last LP so great.   October 15, 2016 By Tanner Low Many consider the struggle between making art and making money as purely a … Continue reading

Review: Brother. – Volume I

This album features one of the better new songs I have heard in the past few months, local or otherwise.   September 24, 2016 Last month local, artsy, indie-folk group Brother. released their first album – simply entitled Volume I. This is exactly the kind of album title that I wanted to … Continue reading