Category: New releases

Swans: The Glowing Man (Young God)

Swans The Glowing Man (Young God) Like many a Swans record, ‘The Glowing Man’ is also a record of otherworldly beauty and the dark side. The double disc features extended song where the bands drone on (in a good way)….

Audrey Spillman: Thornbird (Self-Released)

Audrey Spillman Thornbird (Self-Released) Audrey Spillman is a singer/songwriter from Nashville. Yeah, I know you’ve heard that one countless times before, but bear with me, it will be worth it. Spillman is a true talent with a gift for putting…

D.A.R.K.: Science Agrees (Cooking Vinyl)

D.A.R.K. Science Agrees (Cooking Vinyl) Andy Rourke (The Smiths) is back! D.A.R.K. is an unlikely collaboration between Rourke, The Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan and Olé Koretsky. For the last few years, Rourke and Koretsky have been paired as the New York-based…

Nots: Cosmetic (Goner)

Nots Cosmetic (Goner) Nots are a four-piece indie rock band made up of Natalie Hoffmann (guitar, vocals); Alexandra Eastburn (synths); Charlotte Watson (drums); and Meredith Lones (bass). Frontwoman Natalie Hoffmann utilizes many effects in her playing, and she is excellent…

Crushed Out: Alien Ocean (Cool Clear Water)

Crushed Out Alien Ocean (Cool Clear Water) Normally, we don’t dig into the personal lives of musicians at Innocent Words, but the story behind the duo which makes up Crushed Out is so interesting, it is worth sharing. Frankie Sunswept…

Alice Bag: Self-Titled (Don Giovanni)

Alice Bag Self-Titled (Don Giovanni) Alice Bag, first wave L.A. punk rock band frontwoman, feminist, author, and educator is back. Did she ever leave? She has had several musical projects since the Bags. Now, she has come out with a…

Camille Bloom: Pieces of me (Self-Released)

Camille Bloom Pieces of me (Self-Released) Seattle-based artist Camille Bloom get very personal on her fifth full length album ‘Pieces Of Me.’ Self-produced and recorded at her new home studio, these 10 new tracks reveal the breadth and depth of…

Death Valley Girls: Glow In the Dark (Burger)

Death Valley Girls Glow In the Dark (Burger) Like Death Valley Girls’ frontwoman, Bonnie Bloomgarden, their music is unpredictable, dark, loud and dangerous. The band formed three years ago with Bloomgarden (ex-the Witnesses), and guitarist Larry Schemel on a healthy…

Dig It Up: Bad Water (Stomp)

Dig It Up Bad Water (Stomp) In one of his routines, comedian Jim Gaffigan says,” Fruit: good. Cake: good. Fruitcake: nasty crap.” Though the music on this album isn’t nasty crap, it is a recipe that combines two very different…

Direct Hit: Wasted Mind (Fat Wreck Chords)

Direct Hit Wasted Mind (Fat Wreck Chords) It’s an unheard of moment when you want to smash your neighbor in a mosh pit as the soundtrack to “American Pie” fills the foggy air. But, thanks to Direct Hit, there you…

Dog Party: ’Til You’re Mine (Asian Man)

Dog Party ’Til You’re Mine (Asian Man) If The Ramones were millennial sisters, there’s a pretty good chance they’d sound like Dog Party. The duo, comprised of sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, play loud, whiplash-fast, fuzzed out punk rock that…

Fialta: Shadow of a Drought (Self-Released)

Fialta Shadow of a Drought (Self-Released) California’s Fialta create a strain of dream pop that is so ethereal that it practically floats out of the speakers in measured wisps. “Shadow of a Drought,” their latest full-length, shows the four-piece at…

Jenny Jarnigan: Heart Percent (Self-Released)

Jenny Jarnigan Heart Percent (Self-Released) Jenny Jarnigan is a singer-songwriter-storyteller whose new EP ‘Heart Percent’ comes out on September 9 and rumor has it there will be follow-up EP’s coming in the months ahead. Born in the small town of…

Jon Lindsay: Cities & Schools (File 13)

Jon Lindsay Cities & Schools (File 13) You can’t help but hear folks like Mathew Sweet and Alex Chilton when Jon Lindsay starts to sing. The influences are all over his third and latest effort, “Cities & Schools,” a great…