Features, Interviews, Music

Interview with Indie-Folkster Vinnie Ferra

Vinnie Ferra is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, though a better term would be composer. Ferra writes and arranges multi-instrumental indie/folk/rock tunes, and his hard work has culminated in two albums to date. His most recent effort, arc en ciel, is set to release June 23. In anticipation of the release, Vinnie has published "God Forbid" and "Behind… Continue reading Interview with Indie-Folkster Vinnie Ferra

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

A recent submission introduced me to The Mammoth Catches Fire, a young quartet based here in Minneapolis. They released their self-titled debut EP in April and have since been featured on the Local Current Blog and in Rift Magazine. Modest Mouse is listed as a musical influence on their Facebook page, and it shows in their… Continue reading Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

Album Reviews, Music, Reviews

Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

If you're anything like me, you were probably sitting on the edge of your seat when you heard that Mumford & Sons were releasing a new album. After the band declared an indefinite hiatus in 2013, I was ecstatic to hear that they were back on the scene. However, rumors started swirling that their new… Continue reading Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

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Band of the Day: Hellkamp

Today's featured group has a lot going on musically, and they make it work. Hellkamp's sound is a fusion of Americana, blues, power pop, and rock behind 90's-esque vocals. Of course, this is easier heard than described, so perhaps listen to their new single "Echoes" (embedded below) while you read this post. This German quartet released their first album in… Continue reading Band of the Day: Hellkamp

Music, Song of the Day

Song of the Day: The Fall by Keith Johns

Another submission, another excellent single! They just keep rolling in. This one's from a group called Keith Johns (after the lead singer-songwriter), based in Miami.They released their first EP just last year, called Maps and Plans, and "The Fall" is the first single off of their upcoming debut, Grateful Fool. What's interesting about Keith Johns is that they are able… Continue reading Song of the Day: The Fall by Keith Johns

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Song of the Day: Ride Alone by Of the Valley

Debut single by Of the Valley

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: Treading North

Next on Suburban Hipster's Catch Up Series: Treading North. Last month this little-known 7-member band released their debut EP at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They describe themselves as "dreamfunk," incorporating guitar lines that remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime. They delve into experimental rock, jazz and even some blues, and while… Continue reading Band of the Day: Treading North

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Song of the Day: Self Talk by I the Victor

Pump up Song of the Day from I the Victor