Indie

Blank Books With Sprinkles: The Poor Old Brothers Still Got It!

Oh the words that could fill the pages of Blank Books. Tales of veteran musicians who have rocked the world for decades, yet remain under-appreciated for their contributions. The Brothers Sprinkle are such protagonists. Getting their start in the “Christian” Alternative Rock band Poor Old Lu in the early-mid 90s, Aaron, guitars/vocals, and Jesse, drums/bgvs,…

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…

FANTASIA 2017: A Brief Look at Glass Eye’s MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

There’s no denying that female directors are making a name for themselves as of late, and quite frankly it’s absolutely beautiful to see. If there’s anyone that deserves major credit, it’s Ana Asensio. Not only is Most Beautiful Island a powerhouse of a directorial debut, but Ana also produced, wrote, and starred in this 80…

Tarts and Crafts is a Damn Good Beer, THE CONTROL GROUP is a Fun Movie, But Fuck GREASY STRANGLER So Hard

Sour beers and fruity pale ales… that’s how my night began. This impromptu “Thirsty Thursday” was because I had to run out for an errands and the mix 6 packs at Weiss were calling. I realized a couple of beers in that I had some films to finish writing up, so welcome to our next…

CLOWNTOWN: You are Right to be Afraid

I’ve never been a clown guy. You know why? Because I’m not insane, that’s why. Who are these people that think some adult smearing multicolored goop all over their face, clamping a red ball on their nose, smooshing a wig on their head, and twisting phallic-shaped balloons into something appealing to kids is at all…

SOUTHLANDER: Diary of a Mediocre Filmmaker

Watching Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician, I found myself asking the question: who is this for? For a movie that postures like a knowing in-joke, it’s really tough to identify who is supposed to be in on the joke. Struggling musicians? The hangers-on on the margins of Hollywood? Aspiring filmmakers? Director Steve Hanfts friends?…

Feel Good Summer Tunes

In Dentist’s new album you get effortless sounds and good connections. The vibe you get from the music is easy but not sleepy. It gives you the feeling of a casual conversation as does their newest music video for “Meet You There (In Delaware)”. You get to see a side of the band not shown…

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…

A Four Minute Reason

Okay, okay, so it is a three minute and twenty second reason. Lay off. I’m new here. When I signed on to write, our fearless leader, thepaintedman, asked me what I’d been listening to lately. My response was “The Weakerthans, nothing but The Weakerthans.” Or something close to that. Every few years, I jump headfirst…

Let’s Get to Know… Shadow of Whales

Hey y’all, my name is Justin Johnson. I’m from San Antonio, Texas and I’ll be writing for The Farsighted. Since the TFB is based in Pennsylvania and I’m all the way down south, I’m going to be highlighting some amazingly talented, but as of yet undiscovered and/or recently signed bands out of the San Antonio,…

Ships on Fire

Editor’s Note: The podcast episode with Fireships will be dropping tomorrow. It’s a week later than initially anticipated, but it’s coming! Check it out in order to get a chance to win a copy of this album! Hi there. Yes. You. And you. And you. All of you. I’m Blaine. I’m new here. This is…

Mercury Now Fully Awakened

The story of frontman Luke Eccles’ journey from obscure-college-band to the success of Awaking Mercury’s third album Dear Benjamin is one of endurance. College band with humble beginnings tries to go for post-graduate success, self-produces a few albums, in-band conflicts intensify, band has a bad breakup and fades into obscurity. What followed the shattering of…

Discovering Music is Fun

So, as promised, we have ANOTHER contest today… this one is all about discovering new music. Introducing people to music that they’ve never heard or experienced is a huge part of why I have run music websites and local concerts since I was 14 years old… So, today you get to pay back the favor.…

The Best Overlooked Indie Music of 2013

Indie music is an enigma. It’s both the new punk rock and the new mainstream. Everything, today, is labeled indie—and like emo before it—the word has lost its meaning. So when I say, “The Best Overlooked Indie Music,” let’s just say it means underexposed and really good. I think you, too, will enjoy these picks.…