[HOMEGROWN HONKY-TONK] The Earnest Lovers are aptly named,
and not just for the pun on seminal Opry star Ernest Tubb. There’s no
ironic remove in their material, just sincere love for traditio
Who: Eric Ramon (guitar, lead vocals), Susan Kearn (bass, vocals), David Ricardo (Farfisa organ, vocals), Kurt Steinke (drums).
Sounds like: The coolest nerds in school cutting calculus to write po
[INDIE-POP CLASSICISM] “Seagulls Into Submission,” the
first song on Eyelids’ debut full-length, doesn’t storm out the gates so
much as it glides. Hovering atop a graceful guitar riff an
Not even L.A. could bum out Portland’s shiniest, happiest band.
Almost any write-up you can find on Oh Darling describes
the Portland band with a few choice synonyms: “Cute.” “Adorable.”
“Cheerios in chocolate milk.” It’s like reading reviews for
[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t
judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly
instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro
We all experience failure to some degree, often on a daily basis, like when you spill your first cup of coffee on your bagel. But sometimes you fail so spectacularly that you know there is a life less ...