Indie Rock

Retirement Party "Runaway Dog"

Retirement Party recently released their latest album, Runaway Dog. This is the first new music from the trio of Avery Springer, James Ringness, and Eddy Rodriguez since their highly acclaimed 2018 album, Somewhat Literate.

The album feature's the band's two most recent singles, "Compensation" and "Runaway Dog", and both video's are below.

   

Double Identity "Your Anything"

Twin Sister duo Double Identity has released their latest single "Your Anything". This is Indie Rock of Courtney and Arden Kurhayez, and this single is their second since the release of their 2018 debut EP, "Small Talk".

   

Pelican "B​-​Sides and Other Rarities"

Instrumental Post-Metal group Pelican has released a collection of rarities, B-Sides, and live recordings. This was compiled and released with express intention of supporting Color of Change.

This is the work of Trevor Shelley de Brauw, Bryan Herweg, Larry Herweg, and Dallas Thomas.

   

Dogs on Shady Lane reflects on sweet and sour notes in new single "18"

Something dreamy, something sad—that is the glow that radiates from “18,” the new indie-folk single from Providence’s Dogs on Shady Lane. The acoustic guitar strums that softly thread about during the track begin to brighten as dreamy electric guitar accents pile up, and the reverbed vocals of project leader Tori Hall gently reflect on life and its sweet and sour melodies. Refrains such as “thick as brick but stick stone, hurt/me less than silence and warn/but burning hands mend me like wool, so feel me up/I’m too old to be crying so much” hint at strength and vulnerability, at the physical and its memory. The new track by Dogs on Shady Lane has in it all the charm of the indie-folk genre: escapist sounds you can drift away to and lyrics that ground you to a reality you help to shape; if you need a moment away from your busy Monday, we have it for you streaming below. - Rene Cobar, photo by Kannetha Brown

   

Mysterious dark wave artist Lionel Boy drops video for "Lost"

Lionel Boy is a new signee to LA label Innovative Leisure, coming to Long Beach by way of Hawaii. His first release, the EP Who Is Dovey?, introduces his style which fuses grunge, shoegaze, and early 2010s dream pop together into an original form of darkwave. The first video released from the project is for the track "Lost", which mixes home video footage to the beat as it shifts from laid back and pondering to intense and cathartic. The full EP drops on June 26th, but you can check out the video for "Lost" below. - Will Sisskind