“How far can the limits of genre be pushed? Five-piece avant-garde rockers GASP from Rock Hill, South Carolina are hard at work finding that out. Their latest release, Left Hand Band, is a bewildering collection of eleven songs that range from prog-rock to post-punk to psych-rock, stretching the boundaries of each genre with a unique style that can only be described as stranger than most.” – Delaney Clifford, CLTure
Faye is an indie punk rock trio from Charlotte, NC.
“While some albums take their time in building a sonic world, others plunge the audience directly into its depths. From the moment that HNY WLSN’s new album opens with “Sign,” the wobbly synth-organs, restrained percussion, and smooth guitar licks perfectly set the mood for the 22-minute journey that is Swell. The project is completely immersive from the first notes, putting the listener into the dense, groove-filled world that Matt Wilson has orchestrated as HNY WLSN.
Swell is HNY WLSN’s latest solo release since he put out Lakamha in 2017 under the moniker Honey Wilson. The album was born out of the need for Wilson to find an activity to occupy his increasingly indoor lifestyle in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Often a collaborator in various bands and projects, the Charlotte producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist had a little more freedom with this collection of songs.” – Mitchell Franklin, CLTure