Acid Tongue

Hi everyone, we are still here (barely) with a bunch of new indie music. Treefort Music Fest 7 is coming up in just under a month. So we are going to start featuring bands that you should see there, and also just listen to in general.
First band out of many is Acid Tongue from Brooklyn, NY. They have a great sound with a mixture of pop, grunge, and indie-rock. Acid Tongue’s latest release is their debut album called Babies. The song-writing is on point and the guitar licks are excellent, and though the lyrics are sometimes lacking in originality, that is definitely part of the charm of Acid Tongue. My favorite track is “Humpty Dumpty”, it’s super catchy! They have a bunch of tour date through April on the West Coast, and be sure to check Acid Tongue at Grainey’s Basement on Saturday night at Treefort Music Fest.

Treefort Music Fest 2017 Video

It’s that time of year again. Time to get hyped up for the next Treefort Music festival. We finally have our video review of Treefort 2017 up and available for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to stayed tuned as we delve deep into the Treefort 2018 lineup and pull some of the lesser known acts out so you don’t have to.

As always thank you to all the people who make Treefort Music Festival happen. The bands, the volunteers, the coordinators, the people, and of course the city of Boise. Every year seems to just keep getting better and better, and we are looking forward to Treefort 7!!
Tickets on sale now at www.treefortmusicfest.com

The Autonomics – Debt Sounds

It’s been almost four years since the epic indie punk masterpiece Posture Theif hit the shelves. The Autonomics just added another rock solid album to their lineup; Debt Sounds was self-released September 1st 2017. Maintaining and refraining from complaining, their blend of bluesy indie pop and punk rock sensibility carries through in Debt Sounds, dusting the listener with nice thoughts and an enchanting realism.

The ultra catchy standout “Bad Blood” starts “We drove away from the city, we took all our money and we weren’t afraid to die” sets the tone of youthful invincibility for the album. This track highlights why The Autonomics totally kick ass, there’s a tangible vibrant energy that drives the crashing cymbals and rapid distorted guitars. You get the sense these songs are inspired deeply by the various excitements of adulthood in a not so straightforward town and world. The tempo moves from uncontained almost frenetic in “I Love You, Oprah Winfrey” to just slightly slower but still rocking “She’s into Death,” and “Nada Surf Hotel.” The album closes with some sincere words of encouragement “everything’s gonna work out, tomorrow we’re going to kill it,” which enforces the positive tones throughout. If Debt Sounds by The Autonomics isn’t on your playlist, we highly suggest you correct that mistake and haven a listen.

Baby Island – Break the Lease

Break the Lease is Baby Island’s new album that dropped August 18th, 2017. It recalls their previous self-titled release in it’s carefree but philosophical tones and aesthetics. IMHO Baby Island (2012) is a classic album crafted as a vaguely psychedelic, more childlike indie-folk-pop album.

Break the Lease carries on Baby Island’s awesome tradition of extremely catchy tunes. One standout, “Tobacco” starts out “Do you smoke tobacco / do you have a fight? / Are you an asshole / who wanna parties everynight?” complete with punk rock chants repeating. Smokers start to wonder if they’re assholes too. As the song transitions into viola and whistling “Tobacco” moves into anthemic “All rise for the women in the children / Baby, baby, baby don’t you walk on me / I’ll be under the Christmas Tree.” Now smokers are pondering what exactly defines an asshole and how everyone they’ve met might fall into that category, or out. The track is introspective but upbeat, everything you want.

We’ve been anticipating this album since Baby Island and sideproject Memory Boys played The Know half-a-decade ago, and it fully delivers. Sharing members of indie stars LAKE, Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson take a turn towards smoky and subdued, embracing stripped down concise song-writing. Break the Lease is also a powerful album, therapeutic and inspiring. Check out Break the Lease when you need to reflect on the meaning of life, or if you just want some great music to listen to.

Heaters

New album from Michigan rockers Heaters. The new one is called Matterhorn. Heaters has an excellent swirling sound of guitars, keys, bass, drums, and vocals. Matterhorn is a fantastic psych-rock soundscape that seems like it belongs in the ever-changing season of Autumn. I love how the vocals get really layered and distorted by each other. The guitars are another really well done part in the sound of the new album. The way they layer the guitars makes for that drone-y type of psych-rock, it’s really excellent. The song writing is great too, each song gets wrapped up in itself and the album as a whole. When Matterhorn ends it’s kinda of like, is that the end? I could listen to it over and over, and not get tired of it. Matterhorn by Heaters is a fantastic piece of psych-rock that can be enjoyed by all.