Alternative

31 Days, Day 25: Berwanger’s Mario Paint Music Video “Horror Show” is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted and More

Josh Berwanger of the 90s synth powered indie rock outfit, The Anniversary, is releasing a new album on Halloween. The album, entitled The Star Invaders, is surely an interesting concept, as you can see by the kick ass video below that he made 100% with Mario Paint, like any good product of the the Nintendo…

Powderkeg of Awesome

Jagged Leaves is not your typical Brooklyn-based band. Their sound is unique, and not just for the sake of being unique. Songs are folky and alternative but with a “garage band” edge that is not typical. Their debut album, Nightmare Afternoon, gives listeners a good taste of what the band has to offer. And there…

New Music Monday: Steve and Dan

Last week, alternative Christian music godfather Steve Taylor released his kickstarted and highly anticipated collaboration with wacky, talented, and one-of-a-kind Daniel Smith of Danielson via the best alternative music blog on the web, Alex Young’s Consequence of Sound. Chances are if you aren’t a diehard of Danielson or Taylor, this is news to you. Lucky…

12 Cassettes or 8 Memories for a Penny

*plus shipping and handling   In case some of y’all aren’t familiar, The Columbia House Record Club began as a way for the CBS/Columbia record label to distribute it’s roster through mail order. Over the years, the service came to include music from other labels, a wide variety of genres; multiple formats like 8-track, cassette…

Modest Melancholy

As I began walking to the bathroom after nearly a full set of killer songs, these words began to resonate harder than I could have expected: If life’s not beautiful without the pain, well I’d just rather never ever even see beauty again. Well as life gets longer, awful feels softer. And it feels pretty…