Echo 3 – Self-Titled

Somewhere between the blurry lines of indie rock, power pop and modern-day punk, you’ll find the Dubuque, Iowa trio Echo 3. Combining the essential mix of raw energy, catchy melodies and radiant harmonies, Echo 3 has produced a sound worthy of attention. So what makes this band any different from others in the genre? While […]

Pushing Red Buttons – Self Titled

The highlights of Pushing Red Buttons’ self-titled sophomore effort begin and end with track 6, “Danny’s Private Life.” Often sounding more like a lounge act than a pop band, PRB falls flat due in no small part to wasted harmonies, repetitive melodies and quirks that don’t work.