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 […]

FUN FUN FUN

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 […]