Ladyfinger's "Errant Forms," as reviewer Mark Bestul says, "makes you miss the ‘90s when guitars were always loud, ears hurt after every show and people smashed the shit out of stuff."
In "the trusted language," we hear UUVVWWZ with a sharpened intent and meatier music. This is a collection of darker, more mature songs that we review in-depth here.
Dan McCarthy of McCarthy Trenching says, "I love this record. I love this band. They are friends of mine, and I'm not trying to be objective." Read on for his thoughts on Big Harp's "Chain Letters."
While The Renfields aren't akin to Abbey Road's finest as some comparisons say, this Lincoln band's self-titled record is well-produced with sarcastic sweetness, brooding laments and more.
"Little Gears" is an album for winter days spent working alongside a mug of hot chocolate. It's an introspective handful of songs Amy Schmidt will soon take with her to Europe.
All Young Girls Are Machine Guns has honed in on a sound and produced an focused album of soul, jazz and a bit of doo-wop.
Zach Short records a solo album of optimistic, dreamy sentiments, building upon his work with In Love and other Omaha musicians.
It's either die young or get old. Low Horse's debut EP talks of the realities of aging, and going "on with the show and the encore no one called for."
The Raging Derilicts issue this warning: This album may lead you to be "completely disrespectful, get wasted and ride motorcycles through graveyards."
The new album from Omaha group The Mynabirds is a feminist pop gem, but what are we fighting for?