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90FM Album Review: The Daredevil Christopher Wright – The Nature of Things

Formed in Eau Claire in late 2004, The Daredevil Christopher Wright is an indie-folk trio made up of brothers Jon (vocals, guitar) and Jason (vocals, bass) Sunde, and fellow Wisconsin-native Jesse Edington (vocals, percussion). The band hit the ground running, tirelessly crafting their own unique style of alternative music after only being existence a matter of months; this steadfast dedication ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Slam Dunk – Welcome to Miami

Picture yourself for a moment, sitting at a basement party on a Saturday night. Things are a going alright, the keg is about half gone, and then some guys pull out a bunch of instruments and start rocking this music that has everyone getting up to dance and generally go nuts over. That scenario pretty much sums up my album ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Sleeper – Self-titled EP

In my opinion, if you can’t get lost in the music you’re listening to, than it really isn’t worth listening to in the first place. Taking this mantra into account, it should come as no surprise that I instantly fell in love with the band Sleeper’s self-titled EP, released earlier this year through Woods & Ether Records. It should be ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Fathom Lane – “Down By Half”

Ever wonder what indie folk-country sounds like? First off, yes, it does exist, and if your curiosity has been piqued, a brand new band out of the Twin Cities named Fathom Lane has released a pretty cool debut album, Down By Half. It was released earlier this month and it has quickly become my personal most listened to album. Reminiscent ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Night Moves – “Colored Emotions”

What do you get when you mix country, electronic, and indie? For most, the immediate response would be ‘nothing worth listening to’; and up until recently I would have shared a similar sentiment. However, I have recently been shown the light—and let me tell you my friends, this bizarre fusion of genres isn’t only possible– it’s awesome. At least if ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Andrew Bird- “Hands of Glory”

Hands of Glory seems to be a rather abrupt release that came from left field; it’s almost as much as an EP as it is an LP by Andrew Bird’s standards. At 35 min­utes long (a quarter of that time being a lengthy instrumental), one could assume that is an unfinished product. It was also released within the same year ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Mountain Goats “Transcendental Youth”

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of empathy is the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communi- cated in an objectively explicit manner. If having to describe The Mountain Goats’ newest release, ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Flashbulb Fires – “Gasconader”

I’m going to feel very hipster for saying this, but Flashbulb Fires is this really cool indie band you prob­ably haven’t heard of out of Denver, Colorado. OK, now you’ve all heard of them so I can stop being a hip­ster. Flashbulb Fires has this really cool, upbeat style that reminds me of bands like Circa Survive, Arcade Fire, Arctic ... Read More »