Couch Jackets — “Go to Bed” Indie Release Shindig Rating: 9.0 Released: July 27, 2018 Is it possible to see visions when you listen to music? Perhaps it happens when you listen to Pink Floyd, or records from the psych-era Beatles or Beach Boys, or anything from Tame Impala... Read more
The Wirms “Ain’t Gonna Find Me”
A while ago, July 7, 2018 to be exact, The Wirms released their first full-length album. After being lucky enough to see them live for at least a couple of years, the first question I had to ask myself was, “Will this record capture all the sweaty, squirmy intensity... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: Terminus “Fortune Looming”
Terminus – Fortune Looming Indie Release Shindig Rating: 9.0 Released July 14 2018   The smartest band in Arkansas released its second full-length album this week, and it’s everything we hoped for and more. I liken Terminus, the aforementioned smartest band in the state, to a finely-tuned muscle car. Because... Read more
Adam Faucett – It Took the Shape of a Bird Last Chance Records Shindig Rating: 10.0 Singer-songwriters are known for telling stories in their songs, and Little Rocker Adam Faucett really leans into that method and takes it to the next level on “King Snake”, the mournful opener to... Read more
Album Review: Drawing Blanks / Traceless
Drawing Blanks – Traceless EP Indie Release Shindig Rating: 8.5 With the opening flurry of guitar notes on Drawing Blank’s Traceless EP, it’s apparent that what follows will be a ferociously engaging listening experience. Their unique sound hits the ears in such a way that doesn’t mimic, but conjures... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: White Mansion Dazzles with ‘Everything In This Room Falls’
WHITE MANSION – Everything In This Room Falls Indie Release Shindig Rating: 9.0 Fayetteville synth-rockers White Mansion have been kicking around the Northwest Arkansas DIY scene since their experimental 2015 self-titled release. Comprised of vocalist Dusty Domino, guitarist Travis Keymar, keyboard wizard Andy Wade, and the rhythm section of bassist Jim Looper and... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW Jonteal’s Aquatica
Jon Jackson, the Fayetteville electronic producer formerly known as Atta, has released his first EP by his new stage name, Jonteal. The EP, titled Aquatica, features three new tracks. Jon discussed the transition from Atta to Jonteal, his influences, and future plans on the Episode 26 of the Shindigmusic Podcast... Read more
Weirdbois – I C O N I C Wants You To Have A Happy Valentine’s Day Listening To Their Debut
In the 20th Century, music was by and large described in broad strokes via genres like rock, country, rap, jazz, metal, etc. In the 21st Century, it’s all about them microgenres. I C O N I C, the latest release from wide spectrum music clearinghouse Let’s Talk Figures (LTF),... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: The “Power is in the Subtleties” On Flintwick Debut EP
Central Arkansas producer and DJ Brady Cagle, who goes by the pseudonym Flintwick, dropped his debut EP “Whiskers,” this past Friday. Though it’s hard to define Flintwick’s unique style, you may fancy this EP if you’re a fan of producers like Thriftworks, Tipper, and Bassnectar. Don’t expect explosive bass... Read more
ALBUM REVIEW: Dylan Earl’s ‘New Country To Be’ Out Friday Has the Sound That Built Nashville
When did mainstream country music become so bad? When did it turn from icons like Cash, Jones, Strait and Ledoux to the likes of Florida-Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan? I think we can all agree that the latest batch of Nashville cronies is leading the vote for... Read more
By Justin Bates Pallbearer‘s proclivity to combine profound gloom and melancholy with a primal heaviness is a recipe for success and its one they’ve mastered over the years. The band has teased us a little over the past several weeks, releasing a couple of singles in the lead-up to... Read more