Pretty & Nice and US YOU ALL WE

Pretty & Nice Releases EP | Plays Boston and NYC | Fundraises | Commiserates About the Weather Feeling down now that Summer’s over? Need a little sonic sunshine to get you through the day? Boston’s Pretty & Nice understands. Their energetic new EP, US YOU ALL WE, is just what you need! The world first […]

Shiko Shiko: Music From The Deep End

Not all bands should be described in the abstract, adjective-laden overwriting found in many music reviews. Shiko Shiko is not one of such bands. Ostensibly, they’re a group from a northern area of France and sing in English (maybe?) with a nonsensical Japanese sounding name. But between the high energy guitars, up-tempo rhythms, frenzied drumming, and […]

Confessing to Twin Shadow

In 2010 Twin Shadow, a k a George Lewis Jr., delivered a sultry dose of new wave entitled Forget: A synthly sincere album about daydreams, tender romance, and inevitable regret. The album’s evocative and precise use of drum machines, synths, and electric guitars were all earmarks of producer and Grizzly Bear Chris Taylor. Paired with vocal […]

Dorkin’ Out with The Spinto Band

Somewhat surprisingly The Spinto Band has been manufacturing its own kind of aural happiness for 15 years. After a slew of late ‘90s basement recordings, they emerged in 2005 with the infectiously sincere Nice and Nicely Done (Bar/None) and the single “Oh, Mandy.” They’ve since been hard at work touring Europe, getting lots of love from international blogs, […]

Duck Eggs, Salad Days, and Sorcery with Here We Go Magic

American indie rockers Here We Go Magic hit the road this Spring to promote their new album, A Different Ship.Guitarist Michael Bloch kindly granted us a few minutes before their show on May 15 at Brillobox in Pittsburgh, Pa. THE BOMBER JACKET ordered whiskey and discussed the pressures of Mother’s Day, what makes a good […]