Indie Rock

Episode 348: What A Time To Be Alive - Superchunk

Episode 348: What A Time To Be Alive - Superchunk

What happens when one of the most revered indie-rock bands of all time gets fed up with the state of the world around them? On What A Time To Be Alive, Superchunk answers that question the only way they know how: with shrieking guitars, wit, and fury. On our latest episode, musician/photog/cat dad PJ Sykes is joining Kevin via teh interwebs to dive into this minor masterpiece of righteous outrage that may just save us all.

PLUS! Richmond, VA's DOLL BABY has a throwback sound that sounds all their own, and we're spinning one of PJ's favorite tracks for your education and enjoyment.


Episode 345: Historian - Lucy Dacus

Episode 345: Historian - Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus's debut album No Burden announced the Richmond, Virginia native to the world as a musical force to be reckoned with.

On her sophomore effort, Historian, Lucy and her band haven't just lived up to that expectation, they've created a modern classic. 

That's it. That's the pitch. Go listen to the album NOW, then come back to hear Kevin and Eduardo gush.

PS. We're bum ping a rad track from Washington, DC's Stronger Sex after all the gushing.


Episode 337: Andrew Grossman of The North Country

Episode 337: Andrew Grossman of The North Country

Washington, DC's The North Country has changed a lot in its seven years of making music. One thing that has remained consistent is front-man Andrew Grossman's commitment to creating electric and innovative pop and folk music pushes artistic boundaries as much as it honors them.

On our latest episode, we're sitting down with Grossman to talk about the past and future of the band, what it takes to stay dedicated to making art in the nation's capital, Sean Barna, their new Ardor EP, and much, much more.


Static Scene - "Eye For An Eye"

Static Scene - "Eye For An Eye"

Sounds Like: The hardcore howls of old school DC mounting a full-on invasion of the top of the mid 90’s rock charts.

Why You Should Care: DC’s music scene doesn’t end at the river, and this four piece from McLean, VA aims to make sure that fact is heard loud…very loud…and clear. 

“Eye For An Eye” matches guttural hardcore howls with thunder-god worthy drums but quickly subverts that formula with shimmering slide guitar. It’s a subtle bait and switch, yet it tells you everything you need to know about Static Scene’s music. Unabashedly rooted in what came before, they aren’t afraid to explore sounds that don’t always fit together, regardless of the “scene” or genre. More importantly though, wherever their muse leads they aren’t afraid to follow it loudly and from the heart.