Reunited Brain Salad to Headline JD Indiefest

Three stages, almost forty artists, a reunited supergroup. Jack Daniel’s ups the ante further with Future Legends Indiefest, happening tomorrow at Circuit.

May 27, 2016

Techy Romantics: “Life”

Sober fan girl is best fan girl. Isabelle Romualdez on Techy Romantics’ new single “Life.” 

May 25, 2016

Tom’s Story: Tom’s Story

The debut by Tom’s Story is adroit, agile, and beyond assailing. Generally. Our belated take on a mighty fine record.

May 24, 2016

The Wants: “Frolic”

The Wants’ “Frolic” is infectious and likeable, but perhaps a bit too familiar-sounding.


May 23, 2016

Stereodeal Set to Launch Waid-Morrison-Inspired “Hypertime” Video May 23

Stereodeal go full-on geek mode with trippy multiverse-inspired romp through time and space. “Hypertime” video launch happens May 23 with Japsuki, Fools and Foes, and Thea.


May 20, 2016

Loba y Lobos: “Panahon ng Ulan”

Loba y Lobos’ “Panahon ng Ulan” works as mood piece but sadly peters out, content in conjuring atmosphere.

May 19, 2016

Why Pet Sounds Matters

Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys’ enduring masterpiece, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary today. We ask some of local indie’s finest why, in a nutshell, it matters. 

May 16, 2016

Devices: “Flowers”

Devices are rough around the edges onstage, but this well-executed, ably produced, and infinitely hummable track is a bar they can shoot for.

May 13, 2016
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Lions and Acrobats: “Orange”

“Orange,” Lions and Acrobats’ latest single, is driven mostly by clean guitars and a tight, sticky R&B/funk groove. A shoe that fits its singer snugly, at last.

May 12, 2016

Ang Bandang Shirley: “Umaapaw”

The new Shirley single is out. Now go rejoice and flail about aimlessly. No, seriously, it is Ean Aguila pop gold with an equally awesome video in tow.

May 11, 2016

Yurei: The Problem of Grunge in 2015

“To say that Yurei sounds like Nirvana is like saying tequila makes people drunk.” Our belated take on one of the more interesting releases from the past year.

April 29, 2016

Ransom Collective: “Settled”

The new Ransom Collective single is sprawling and lushly orchestrated, as is their wont. Listen.

April 28, 2016

Pupil: “Cheap Thrill”

“Cheap Thrill” is melodic indie-pop fare but with richer colors in its palette, and more muscle. Its beautifully shot video is out now.

April 26, 2016

Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak (1974 – 2016)

To a beloved writer, a comrade in local independent music. Long may you run, Luis. 

April 20, 2016

Beast Jesus: In Various States of Disassembly

The new Beast Jesus EP is a riotous, vigorous, beautifully mixed guitar-propelled record for people who sorely need aggression in their local indie playlists.

April 18, 2016