Now Streaming: Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Ivan & Alyosha’s sophomore full length album, It’s All Just Pretend is exceptional!  The album is unmistakable Ivan & Alyosha with songs that feel like sequels to their folk pop hit, “Running for Cover” but it also has tracks that toe the line of psych-rock.  Wonderful diversity in this folk-pop-psych-rock (little bit …

Now Streaming: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

Blurryface is Twenty One Pilots forth album and it’s near pop-dance-alt-rap-rock perfection! Standout tracks: Stressed Out, Ride, Tear in My Heart, Lane Boy, and The Judge ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Release date: May 19, 2015 Purchase the album: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface Official Site Tour Dates (which includes Austin City Limit Festival)    

Now Streaming: Ezra Furman – “Lousy Connection” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Catchy doo-wopish single “Lousy Connection” from Ezra Furman’s upcoming album Perpetual Motion People Here is the link if the embedded tack is not working https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/ezra-furman-lousy-connection-mfit ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 Album Release Date: July 6, 2015

Now Streaming: Beans On Toast – The Grand Scheme Of Things ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Grand Scheme Of Things from Beans On Toast is a great low-fi folk punk album.  He points out the imperfection of the world while keeping a sense of humor and questioning his contribution. Stinging Nettles is a standout favorite but I don’t know if the song will be able …

Now Streaming: East India Youth – Culture of Volume ⭐⭐⭐

Second album, Culture of Volume from East India Youth released April, 6 2015.  The songs on Culture of Volume are all over the place, from sythpop to electronica instrumentals.  Over all a good album. ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 Release Date: April 7, 2015 Purchase the album: East India Youth – Culture of Volume