alternative rock

It’s been awhile since I first encountered New York indie rockers Mainland, but their latest jam reminds me exactly why they made such a deep impression on me from the get go. Outcast is an infectious rock song with plenty of synthwavey The Killers meets Spector splendor. The quartet deliver a spirited performance on the energetic anthem, a loud and bold tune that will fill nooks and crannies of huge spaces with its emphatic, rambunctious vigor. Mainland is working on their debut full length, to be released in early 2016.

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Milwaukee’s Light Music brings a delicious blend of scuzzy, fuzzy rock and psychedelic pop on their endearing new single Petrichor, a superb taste off debut album Ocean’s Daughter, out August 21st via The Record Machine. At times on Petrichor, the quartet reminds me of a more kaleidoscopic, breezier, and woozier Death Cab, infused with smatterings of The Drums and Wild Nothing. Turns out, acclaimed producer and engineer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Bob Mould) recorded and mixed their album. Petrichor is a charming, powerful rock song.