Category Archives: Ben Slowey

AUDIO: Tanner Dixon – “Timeweaver”

Electronic producer Tanner Dixon has a new EP out on User Friendly. It’s two tracks of deep house bliss certain to get you out on the dance floor and groove to the minimalist disco beats. Both songs are almost seven minutes long, so try not to wear yourself out! Tanner Dixon set out to make this EP hoping not to

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AUDIO: Haywyre – “Stay With Me (FT. Sixten)”

Acclaimed electronic artist Haywyre teamed up with vocalist Sixten for a new track this week. It’s a funk-tronic jam about calling out for someone that won’t leave your side no matter what you’re going through. Even if you go through changes, the comfort of this person is a constant. Hopefully it’s a sign of more to come from Haywyre soon

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AUDIO: West Nile Crows – “Collector”

Indie pop group West Nile Crows have a new single from upcoming EP “Negative.” It’s a song about turning a blind eye to learning new things and staying in your bubble. Ignorance is bliss, and West Nile Crows channel the emotional pain of dealing with close-minded people through this dreamy ditty. The EP will be out at the end of

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AUDIO: Snailtooth – “Mother Earth”

Sludge-punk-doom band Snailtooth have a new record out, back from a fifteen-year hiatus. Beer-soaked and belligerent, these songs feature tortured howls and crushing riffage. We feel like creatures emerging from the decaying soils, out in the open for danger to find us. It’s always exciting when an old band makes a return, and those around for the Wisconsin DIY scene

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AUDIO: Billy Russo – “What’s in the Way”

Blues rockers Billy Russo have a new single out – the first from them since last summer. It’s a jam that begs the question of what’s stopping two people from being with one another. The man expresses self-doubt and is still figuring himself out, yet he wants to be with this woman so bad. So, naturally, the band rocks out

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AUDIO: Nightfall Heroes – “Terminus”

Industrial synthwave duo Nightfall Heroes released a new single today. The heroes are up against a robotic behemoth and have to be strategic about how to take him down. There’s determination and wisdom embedded in this track, and you’ll walk away from it locked and loaded for a cybernetic apocalypse. Stay tuned to hear more from Nightfall Heroes in the

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AUDIO: Smoke N’ Mirrors – “Off Your Rocker”

Soul-jazz trio Smoke N’ Mirrors released another single this week. This one has a funky bone; it encourages you to get off your ass and start grooving to the love. With wicked sax and dazzling keyboards, Smoke N’ Mirrors are here to accompany your romantic cocktail night with some smooth personality. We hope that this and their last single are

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AUDIO: The Reptile Fund – “Cognitive Behavioral Destruction”

The Reptile Fund is a new art rock project formed by Graham Hunt and Shannon Connor. They’re out with a debut EP; it’s full of apocalyptic post-punk energy and abrasive textures, making the title fitting. It’s the perfect listen for a day where you’re on the verge from existential dread, but you somehow just keep surviving. Drumming is contributed by

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AUDIO: Chris Haise Band – “Half of All of Nothing”

Indie folk band Chris Haise Band have a new record out today. While much of it was written and recorded pre-COVID, this album navigates dissonance and uncertainty through our complex world. There’s themes of growing from mistakes, evolving relationships, never having enough, needing a friend, and pushing through bad luck. It’s a batch of songs that yearn for a sense

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AUDIO: Satori IV – “The Pack, Vol. 3: Summer Solstice”

Hip hop artist Satori IV has his third edition of “The Pack” out, and this one’s a simple two-piece. He’s clearly feeling good basking in the summer energy; “No Complaints” is pretty self-explanatory with bars about Satori’s comfort with where he’s at while “These Days” finds him rapping about just wanting a woman who’s honest and respectful of him. It’s

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