Alt rock

Artist: 
Flat Worms
Label: 
Text Me Records

Flat Worms' album Flat Worms has nothing to do with worms, and it even has a dog on the cover (which is why I chose it). Aside from awesome animals, it was a pretty decent indie rock album. A bit too garagerock/industrial sounding for my taste, but it was well-done and enjoyable to listen to. All the songs except the last track are short and exciting and you're constantly wondering what the next one will sound like. Heavy guitar, catchy choruses, and more! 

Sounds Like: 
Ty Segall
Sounds Like: 
Sex Pistols
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2017
Artist: 
Raised on TV
Label: 
Self-released

Self-described as "Sounds of SoCal, soaring arena riffs, dreamy melodies, catchy anthem-like hooks," Raised on TV's first album is an experience from beginning to end. With ballads like "Goodnight Summer" and rocking tracks like "Age of Information," this album has something for everyone. It's light rock, just a nice album to listen to. The vocals sound like blink-182 to me, but this album adds in harmonies that really make it something different and unique.

Sounds Like: 
Blink-182 (but less angsty)
Sounds Like: 
Death Cab For Cutie
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
09/20/2017
Artist: 
alt-J
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

"Relaxer" by alt-J was released on June 2nd by the Atlantic Recording Corporation. The whole album consists of just eight tracks totals at just under 40 minutes. alt-J's most-played tracks on Spotify are "Breezeblocks" and "Left Hand Free," but three songs from this album have quickly made their way to the top of alt-J's most popular music: "In Cold Blood," "Deadcrush," and "3WW."

Sounds Like: 
Foals
Sounds Like: 
Glass Animals
Sounds Like: 
Sirius XM's Alt Nation playlist
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
09/12/2017
Artist: 
St. Tropez
Label: 
Self-Released

Self-described as "four guys making garage-punk in a former gay sauna by the canals of Amsterdam," St. Tropez is quite the interesting garage punk band. I can only imagine what spending a day in that former gay sauna is like which may be why there music is nearly maddening with the rough and powerful sounds they produce. While I'm typically not one to enjoy rough styles of alternative, St. Tropez's style isn't too violent to not be enjoyable.

Sounds Like: 
Foster Care
Sounds Like: 
GOGGS
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
Artist: 
Night Talks
Label: 
Independent

Soraya Sebghati, Jacob Butler (guitar), and brothers Josh (bass) and Cris (drums) Arteaga make up Los Angeles alternative rock outfit Night Talks. In Dreams kicked off with this tasty treat titled 4×4. It was a spectacular song which left me completely captivated.

Sounds Like: 
The Cranberries
Sounds Like: 
The Cardigans
Name: 
Jacob Sky Bruse
Date Reviewed: 
03/01/2017
Artist: 
Neutral Shirt
Label: 
Self-released

"2016" by Neutral Shirt is a great listen, especially if you're feeling a little sad and lonely. The songs embody a sweet sense of sadness and melancholy, while still being able to appreciate the beauty of life. All of the lyrics of simply poignant and hit all the right emotional notes. Neutral Shirt doesn't bring a new or interesting sound to the table, but they do bring a great execution of the sound they were going for. The vocalist sounds very similar to Diners, which is definitely a good thing.

Sounds Like: 
Dogbreth
Sounds Like: 
Radiator Hospital
Sounds Like: 
Diners
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
02/25/2017
Artist: 
Jimmy Eat World
Label: 
RCA Records

This album fits it's title of “Integrity Blues”. All of the songs are kind of sad, and sound as if they are missing something that they used to have in their lives. I’m not a huge Jimmy Eat World fan, but i had to go back to their old songs to see if this is just how they always sound.

Sounds Like: 
Jimmy Eat World but sadder
Name: 
Sidney Whitmire
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
Kings of Leon
Label: 
RCA Records

Remember in middle school when Kings of Leon released hits like "Sex is on Fire"? Well, they're still making music and they haven't changed too much from the sound they had back then. I wasn't too impressed with this album to be honest because it felt a bit haphazard in terms of style, one second I was listening to indie pop and the next second I was listening to country-based alternative. "Waste a Moment" is a fast-paced song that has instrumentals that are exciting enough to distract you from the weird lyrics of the song.

Sounds Like: 
Two Door Cinema Club - that upbeat indie pop dance vibe in the instrumentals for some songs
Sounds Like: 
Biffy Clyro - for the more alternative rock parts and edgy voice
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
11/15/2016
Artist: 
Big Jesus
Label: 
Mascot

Oneiric is the newest album by Atlanta based alternative rock band Big Jesus. Each song combines walls of guitar driven noise with soft vocal delivery to create an ethereal, dream-like sensation. Big Jesus ultimately delivers an engaging pop-filtered version of 90’s shoegaze, albeit one that's only shallow.

Sounds Like: 
Hum
Sounds Like: 
The Smashing Pumpkins
Sounds Like: 
Pinback (vocals)
Name: 
Calvin Wolfe
Date Reviewed: 
10/06/2016
Artist: 
Attica Riots
Label:&