[The Past Presents] Paul Westerberg – “14 Songs”

The Past Presents revisits revered albums from the past 20-25 years to ask the question, “Is this album still a classic, or has it lost its edge over the years?”. Was it a great record for that particular time and place, or is it something we’ll be passing on to our kids? It […]

[MP3] Kent Odessa: “Shot Down on the Pavement”

Continuing with the theme of upbeat pop ditties to start off your week, I present to you Detroit’s Kent Odessa and his latest single, “Shot Down on the Pavement.” An 80s disco vibe with a complex, semi-dark, yet rollicking rhythm, “Shot Down on the Pavement” will have you dancing in your work chair […]

Jethro Fox

It’s imperative that we start our weeks off right following the long Thanksgiving break (for many of us). Jethro Fox, out of Liverpool, fits the bill with this bouncy pop gem, “Before.” I can’t find much negative to say about “Before,” actually, except that it leaves me wanting more. In today’s hypercritical society, […]

[Hype Hype Hooray] The Rapture in Wyoming

Every [two weeks?] Jamie Hale takes a long, hard look at the music industry and the blog scene that feeds it. Here, he releases those findings and makes snarky, sarcastic remarks. Admittedly, both Jamie and Knox Road are a part of this scene. So sue us.

This column isn’t about some kind of […]


It’s Thanksgiving time! The past three (three!) years I’ve posted a remix to Adele’s Hometown Glory, but things change, ya know? Gotta keep you on your toes!

So get funky with the fam with Fotoshop (Jarno Faarinen), a Finnish artist who gives us plenty of American lovin’. Your ears will be dripping with […]

Oriel Joans

I used to talk about Swedish bands nonstop around here, discussing their “born-with-it”, innate quality of producing catchy, melodic indie pop. Lately, though, I feel like I’ve dropped the ball. No mention of the Swedes, no songs posted from Swedish bands on the rise.

Let’s change that, shall we? (It’s always funny to […]

[MP3] Mesita: “On Through The Dark”

Mesita (James Wooley) has been cranking out the tunes ever since we originally featured him on Knox Road back in April of 2010. While we’d love to post everything, we’ve been selfishly listening to them by our lonesome (well, other respected blogs have had some of them up, too.)

But something particularly struck […]

Hey! It’s Knox Road’s third birthday!

No big deal, you guys, it’s just our third birthday over here at Knox Road. It seems like just yesterday I was writing about our second birthday, reminiscing about that now infamous first post. But a lot has happened in a year! I moved to the exciting metropolis of […]

Monument Valley

You’ve been dead six years now, love, sometimes it feels like more. And I am old. I am old.

Monument Valley – “Dear John Letters” [MP3]

Monument Valley – Round and Round by Partisan PR

Monument Valley‘s debut release is the Tongues EP, due December 5 via Tritone/PIAS UK […]

[MP3] Spacecamp: “Miko D.T.B.”

People are loving the no spaces before “camp” these days (no pun intended, promise). Spacecamp, way to play off the popularity of Bandcamp. You know I’m kidding, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I was actually inclined to check out Spacecamp’s music because of their name. If the […]