Various Artists – Broadcast International – Point Five Limey Records

Broadcast International

Artist showcase compilations are a dime a dozen these days and have become as common of a marketing tactic as the mighty music video. Fortunately, it’s a win-win proposition for both record labels looking to introduce their latest acts and fans wishing to dip their toes into new waters. Unlike other labels that attempt to […]

Maria Blonde – Hearts Always Bleed

Why are French guys so emotional? And whiney? While I wouldn’t classify Maria Blonde particularly emo, this French trio’s lo-fi LP Hearts Always Bleed comes across as dull, uneventful, and to put it nicely, bland. Sadly, the pretentious confines of emo aren’t even enough to hold this under-produced album up. Hearts Always Bleed is bass […]