Album Review: Wrings – Phases

It has been a while since I have done a full review of and EP/LP. That is about to change, What started as a single song post turned into an album review– and you can thank Wrings for that. Lets start off with the basics… Wrings is an alternative pop/rock band from Sacramento, California. It […]

Album Review: @TheSunshineFactory – Sugar

We got our hands on The Sunshine Factory’s sophomore release, Sugar, a few weeks before it’s set to drop next month – let’s talk about it. The first track, Down, sets the tone for the rest of the album and takes us back to a better time when psychedelic rock was thriving and LSD was […]

Album Review: @YoungtheGiant – Self-titled

Wooo doggy! After signing with RoadRunner Records in 2009, Young The Giant (formerly The Jakes) have recently released their first full-length to rave reviews (including this one). The twelve song, self-titled release is the follow-up to the band’s 2008 indie EP, Shake My Hand. If you’re familiar with these guys, you’ll find new versions of […]

Album Review: @MattandKim – Sidewalks

Aptly titled Brooklyn duo, Matt and Kim, released their third LP, Sidewalks, this past week on Fader Label. The highly anticipated album comes roughly a year after the band’s last release, and biggest success to date, Grand. First of all, I want to say that I really like this album and I’m sure it’s gonna […]

Album Review: Hellogoodbye – Would It Kill You

You may unlike BBC for saying this, but I have a soft spot for Hellogoodbye. Ever since I heard “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” from their last album, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, I was hooked. I don’t know what it was about the album, but it was pretty hard to get the tunes out of your […]

Album Review: Adam’s Castle – Vices

Finally got my hands on the new Adam’s Castle LP, Vices. If you don’t know who they are, the story goes something like this… The band started in Michigan in 1999 which led to two full lengths, two EPs and cross country tours. They called it quits in 2004, citing an “unclear pre-nup”, as reason, […]

Antony and the Johnsons – Swanlights

How to describe Antony and the Johnsons’ new album, Swanlights, and how it makes us feel? Bewildered, initially – that’s how I felt upon first hearing Antony Hegarty on “The Dull Flame of Desire”, a song found on Bjork’s album, Volta. You aren’t sure quite what to expect, but that doesn’t mean the album is […]

Album Review: Lovers – Dark Light

Really need to let you guys hear this loud and proud, Portland, Or, all female trio known as Lovers. They are gearing up for their synth-heavy new full-length, Dark Light, out on October 12th. Let me first state that this album has been on constant rotation for the past few weeks at BBC headquarters. These […]

Royksopp’s “Senior” Streaming Today on Hype Machine!

FINALLY!! Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp have returned on the scene with their highly anticipated album Senior. A part of the Junior/Senior album series, Senior is an all-instrumental album and much different than its predecessor in both mood and sound. Where Junior was dreamy, melodic, and fun, Senior aims to be a more introspective and bare […]

David Gray – Foundling

Singer-songwriter David Gray released a double-album last month entitled, Foundling. Just over a year after releasing his last full-length album, Foundling includes a disc of new material and a disc of previously unreleased songs. In usual Gray style, the album is stunning in its composition and execution; Gray’s strong and emotionally-charged vocals are enough to […]

Album Review: Underworld – Barking

Got my hands on a copy of Underworld‘s new album Barking last week and have been really vibing to it. The duo pushed out the first single from it, “Scribble,” a little while back and I quite enjoyed it. To be honest, I never really listened to them before recently, partly due to not being […]

Album Review: Dive Index – The Surface We Divide

The latest release from collaborative project Dive Index, “The Surface We Divide”, comes with some familiar voices and some new, but the overall sound of the album extends naturally from 2008’s critically acclaimed debut, “Mid/Air”. Technically falling within the category of ambient electronic/downtempo, Dive Index pushes the genre’s boundaries with a level of sonic ornamentation, […]

Inch Chua – Wallflower

A year after the release of her EP, The Bedroom, Singaporean DIY singer-songwriter Inch Chua is back with a full-length album entitled Wallflower, available for free HERE. The album features 11 new songs and “Rule The World” off of The Bedroom, all of which carry the same signature Inch vocal style and amusing marriage of […]

Album Review: Crunk Witch – The Legends Of Manicorn

We had talked about Crunk Witch , a husband/wife  Electro-Rock act comprised of Brandon Miles and Hannah Colleen a year ago when they sent us their debut EP, The Battle Beyond.  We were really digging the heavy,  screamo, electro-rock vibe they were giving off. Now, With some touring behind their back, it has come time […]

Catchup Wednesday – Atlantic Line

Upon first listening to Atlantic Line, it’s hard to believe they are based on our side of the Atlantic – everything from lead singer Ray Silva’s voice to the execution of the melodies would have you think they were a British rock band. That said, their album Exit to Intro is superb – and available […]

Album Review: LexiconDon – Pink and Blue

LexiconDon, part of the Binary Collective in LA, is the synth-pop union of Alex Koons and Fabian Ordorica, a relationship that was forged during a year spent working at Hollywood Sound Studios in 2008. After the meeting, the two started to craft these delicious pop tunes that were inspired by their struggles of getting by […]

BoomBoomChik Submission Guidelines

**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING TO BOOMBOOMCHIK, PLEASE READ THIS ISH** Hey peeps, Full disclosure: I am a communications specialist. I also do some work in public relations – NOT in the entertainment industry, I work with civic engagement non-profits and foundations – so I understand the need to get hits for clients however […]

Catherine Feeny – People in the Hole

I found Catherine Feeny while sifting through BoomBoomChik’s inbox and I’ve been listening to her latest release, People in the Hole, on repeat for two days. It’s an album that invokes images of autumnal change, humility, and virtuosity The album contains the sounds of yesteryear (such as the song “He’s Like You Only Better” and […]

Album Review: Quilty – Clover/Coriander

There is nothing better than putting on a brand new album of a band you have never heard before and realizing how good they are and more so, how much potential they have. That was the feeling I got when I first put on Quilty. Quilty is a Brooklyn based indie-rock band that I can’t […]

Album Review: Detox Retox – Movement

There is nothing wrong with some awesome pop-rock music. It makes you feel good, gets you energized, and can be played many times without getting boring. That was how I felt when I was sent the Movement EP from DC based band Detox Retox. For the EP the group enlisted the talent of producer Andrew […]