Wonderful World In There Somewhere

Mark Allen-Piccolo Word of the Day BotCave Records, 2020 Review By Kent Manthie                                                                           This second album by Mark-Allen Piccolo, […]

Happy Days Are Here (again)

Pure Protein Winner Goes Home Self-Released, 2020 Review by Kent Manthie                                           Pure Protein, a Los Angeles-based band, has a brand-new debut EP that hits the streets May, 8, 2020. L.A.’s a long way from Home […]

New Rone Video: “Nouveau Monde”

Hi everyone.  Hope you all dig this new video.  It’s not just the newest video from indie spellbinder Rone, but it’s also a short film by famed French filmmaker Jérôme Clément-Wilz, during the Jacmel Carnival in Haiti.  Jacmel is a port town on the south coast of Haiti.  For more information about this fascinating annual […]

Ethereal Mind Meld

The Soft Plastics 5 Dreams Paper Bag Records, 2020 Review by Kent Manthie Frog Eyes, the British Columbia-based indie art-rock favorite of critics and their own cult, which broke up in 2018 seems to be back in some form; frontman, Carey Mercer, just after the breakup, did make an elliptical comment to another blog writer, […]

Pop-Up, Psych-Out

Blonder Crystal Ball EP Cool World Records, 2020 Review by Kent Manthie                                            This new EP, Crystal Ball, by Blonder (Constantine Anastasakis) is the third album by this one-man band. Crystal Ball finds Constantine starting […]


of Montreal UR FUN Polyvinyl Records, 2020 Review by Kent Manthie                                              So, yeah, I just had to write the review, below, for of Montreal’s 2018 White Relic/Irrealis Mood because it was just so […]

Outer Space Dance-Club Party

of Montreal White Relic/Irrealis Mood Polyvinyl Records, 2018 Review by Kent Manthie                                                There’s something about the 2018 release by of Montreal, White Relic/Irrealis Mood that is just irresistible – somehow, with so […]


Slow Pulp Big Day EP Winspear Records, 2019 Review by Kent Manthie                                            Hailing from Madison, WI, Slow Pulp’s core is three long-time close friends, Alex Leeds, Henry Stoehr and Teddy Matthews. The three go […]

Lush Life

Papertwin Family Portrait Druyan Records, 2019 Review by Kent Manthie                                          Papertwin is made up of three friends from Brooklyn; Max Decker (vocals, guitar, synthesizers), Francis Cardinale (drums, programming) and Nick Shopa (synthesizers, vocals). Their latest […]