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Meets the Morning

Ben Purdom
(SELF-RELEASED)

With his plaintive vocals and coffeehouse-friendly acoustic backdrops, it’d be tempting to think of Ben Purdom as just another earnest Louisville singer-songwriter.

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Gold

Anwar Sadat
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Exhibiting an onslaught of displeasure, Gold is as complete as a post-punk record gets while working with such firm intensity and soft, yet duly discordant, melodies.
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Honeymoon Babies

Honeymoon Babies
SELF-RELEASED

Louisville needs a yacht rock band.

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Red Parole

Seluah
KARATE BODY
A Spiderland for a new generation, Seluah’s long-gestating first full-length album is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Pocket Full of Ohms

Allen Poe
SELF-RELEASED

One-third of Frankfort’s Basement Up, Allen Poe’s Ohms is beautifully produced, from blog favorite “Gina” (featuring Von Pea) to “Grand Entrance” (w

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Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless
BLOODSHOT

Lydia Loveless created a buzz three years ago with the release of Indestructible Machine, an album rooted in cow-punk grit.

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Mr. Sunshine

Marc Adams
SELF-RELEASED
Life isn’t like kindergarten. One doesn’t get high marks just for “satisfactory”; it’s sink or swim.
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Raven Town Witch

The Phantom Family Halo
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE

A weird vibe permeates the entirety of Witch, an all-encompassing, sinister veneer that indicts the listener as somehow complicit in whatever it is they’ve done wrong.

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The Satanist

Behemoth
METAL BLADE

While metal is often theatrical in nature, there are some, such as Behemoth architect Nergal, for whom it isn’t an act.

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Opposable Thumbs

Opposable Thumbs
GUBBEY
Clearly weaned on acts like The Fall and Gang of Four, Opposable Thumbs are committed to their influences, all to absolutely positive effect.