Indie pop/punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia consisting of Gordon Phillips (vocals, baritone guitar), Andrew Seymour (drums, vocals), Patrick Davis (bass, vocals), and Robbie Ludvigsen (guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals). Proof, the Richmond-via-Greensboro quartet’s sophomore LP, steps towards a sound tangled in the dense mystery of the South rather than trailing the anthemic reaches of their contemporaries.
“Charlotte indie rockers Late Bloomer are back with their third full-length album, Waiting, combining the sonic influences of all three members Neil Mauney, Josh Robbins, and Scott Wishart into a whirlwind of alt-rock, punk, and good, old-fashioned emo. After the highly acclaimed 2014 full-length Things Change, listeners may have expected the band to keep in pace with the successful, easily digestible sound discovered on songs like “Use Your Words” and “Backpatches.” However, Waiting seems to offer a new side of Late Bloomer– a more patient and mature side that we’ve only taken a quick glance at. Perhaps it took four years of growth, a relatively glowing Pitchfork review, and working with legendary producer Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, Parquet Courts, Speedy Ortiz) to change the group’s direction, if only ever so slightly.” – Delaney Clifford, CLTure
Indie punk rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina consisting of Sarah Blumenthal (bass, vocals) and Kristen Leake (drums) and Susan Plante (guitar, vocals).