Premiere: Youth Model, “Open Season EP”

Premiere: Youth Model – Open Season EP

 

First and foremost, Charleston, SC based Youth Model is not ashamed of their pop inclinations. Their newest EP, Open Season is their honest take on the lighter side of alt rock without departing too far from pop sentiment. The six songs run the sonic spectrum with riffing on title track “Open Season,” quirky opener on “Versions”, and weighty meaning on “Tried this Time” and “Heaven.” As I’ve heard Randy say multiple times, “We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel here,” it’s true they aren’t exploring unknown territory but they have pulled influence from a gambit of alternative pop creators. Continue reading

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Feature: The Leak — Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends – “Nobody’s Darlin” and “All Over the City”

Steph_Stewart___the_Boyfriends_ND_CoverSteph Stewart & The Boyfriends is a band grown from the ground up, with a sound as tall and full as a giant oak tree. Their new LP, Nobody’s Darlin’, out 5/30, is a righteous affair that will surely turn some heads. Sure, they’ve got a solid handful of followers and loyal devotees (who will inevitably be excited at this sneak peek), but this is a band that has quietly been producing some of the most quality folk music in the country for several years now, and they deserve your attention. Continue reading