Recorded in January at Bottom Bell House and released on April 14, Old Maybe's latest EP, Piggity Pink, is an in-your-face experimental rock masterpiece. The band formed 2 years ago when solo performer Jazz Adam joined Nina Ryser of Palberta on drums and Ricardo Balmaseda on bass. Their lyrics range from witty remarks like "How can you look me in the eyes and do the things you said you won’t do?" in Metal June to perplexing rambling like "What I did, Short-lived, My pink pig, Pink pigging, Dream short-lived" in Pink Pigging.
FFO: PALBERTA, POST PINK, GIRLPOOL,
As the brainchild of Hannah Rainey (one half of the St.Louis twin-sister-duo Dubb Nubb), Shady Bug takes Rainey’s folk background and vocal confidence and slaps it on top of shredding guitars and shoegaze inspired tones.
There isn’t a single boring track on this debut album. Listening to it feels a bit like you're back with your high school crush, driving through your small town in the middle of the night. Each song has soft and hard spots, catchy melodies, and a gentle moodiness you won’t be able to get enough of.
Catch them in Bloomington August 18 at Wash Out!
FFO: FRANKIE COSMOS, HINDS, WAXAHATCHEE, TACOCAT
We first heard Cherrys, a pop band from Indianapolis, in April while searching for new local releases at Landlocked. We were surprised that we hadn't heard of them before since this is their third release. The six tracks on Cherrys III were written and recorded by Emma Wade and Nicolas Clark at Hamlabs. Emma's attitude and surf rock guitar riffs made us drool for summer in the middle of spring.
- j + b
FFO: SUFJAN STEVENS, BRITNEY SPEARS, SHANNON AND THE CLAMS, THE GIRLS AT DAWN