UNIT9 has several projects nominated in the 18th annual Webby Awards. While I did not work on any of these projects personally, I am proud to know and work along side those who did. Check out what we’ve got going after the jump (and then VOTE!).
There’s something perfect about Portico, the debut EP from Wisconsin based Softly, Dear. The opening track—aptly titled “Portico”—is a 40 second intro that sets a melodic, nigh-dreamy tone. For those of us who don’t know, the word “portico” is in … Continue reading
Some people say that punk is dead. But that’s the great thing about punk, isn’t it? It will never die. As long as there is someone, somewhere in the world, who owns a guitar and hates their job, there … Continue reading
Every album has a certain sound to it, a theatrical sense, some aspect that conjures a specific set of visual images. For Beijing, their accompanying visual aesthetic can most easily be described as riding through an empty city, alone, with the windows … Continue reading
Mom Pop hits the ground running with fuzzed out guitars and a soon-accompanied classic-rock melody. You’re instantly put into a good mood, that kind of feeling you get when you’ve left a long shift at work and you’re driving to a … Continue reading
Using the term “indie” to describe a sound is problematic. The word is short for independent, of course, and by definition incapable of describing any sort of large collective. However, the indie rock aesthetic is a thing, it’s a specific sound that has been … Continue reading
Stalagmites is an aptly named group, when you think about it. Their sound is something that’s been wrought over time, it feels deliberate and exact and—somehow—natural. Their first EP, Be An Animal, is a strong exercise in old rock traditions. … Continue reading
I started a blog called Help Me Find Jeff Mangum a few months ago. Basically, it’s all user submitted content—essays on the first time you listened to Neutral Milk Hotel. It’s been a lot of fun so far, reading everyone’s submissions … Continue reading