Posts Tagged ‘indie rock’

13346895_564583110391296_139164524013798081_nIt was spring of 2015, at Sideshow X, when I first heard the friendly, sweet voice of local singer-songwriter, Kyleen Downes, and now, coming up in July 2016, she’s preparing for the release of her highly-anticipated debut album, ‘Maybe Sometimes’! 

Her voice floated above the crowds on that day and found its way into my brain like a cool breeze, and since that show, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her perform a number of times and watched her grow as a performer and artist!

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By Julijana Capone CALGARY — After a four-year reunion run featuring the ‘classic-era Guided By Voices lineup,’ the on-again-off-again lo-fi titans called it quits once again in 2014, then resurfac…

Source: Lo-fi indie-rock titans Guided By Voices reform with new blood | BeatRoute Magazine

With the release of their debut EP, Babbling April brings a fresh feel to indie rock by using ambiance as a model for melody, creating fuzz tone pop songs without losing the emotional platform they were born from.

The self-titled EP by Dayton-based Babbling April is split into two halves: at times the songs are upbeat with pure pop vocals layered over fevered bass lines and hard-hitting percussion, while elsewhere dreamy instrumental pieces teeter on the edge of shoegaze.

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’90s era indie rock and power pop is deeply embedded in the DNA of Dayton, Ohio’s Smug Brothers and for good reason.  Principal songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Kyle Melton spent the ’00s fronting unsung indie heroes Montgomery Greene, and some might recognize drummer Don Thrasher from such luminaries as Guided By Voices and Swearing At Motorists.  Additionally, both gentlemen have been the city’s predominant historians, telling the tales of rock greatness in Dayton Daily News, Dayton’s alt-weekly, and the Buddha Den music blog for well over a decade. (more…)