Album Review + Q&A: Joytrip — ‘Mr. Time and the Joyful Ploys’

“You said you didn’t want love. You said that you didn’t want nothing. I don’t think it matters at all,” wistfully recites Joytrip’s Michael Schodin on “Taken Aback,” the infectious opening song of the band’s debut EP, Mr. Time and […]

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Album Review: Early Girl — ‘Lovers Out to Pasture’

Lovers Out to Pasture by Early Girl On their Bandcamp page, Iowa City trio Early Girl proudly proclaim to be “bringing queer aesthetics back to pop rock.” The gritty opening riff of “Green Eyes” telegraphs this plainly, immediately invoking the […]

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