Brenna Michelle Cavanaugh is a freelance writer and artist from the midwestern United States; Michigan to be exact. Brenna has maintained Shoegaze Sundays on Tumblr and/or Facebook for the past four and a half years and even sometimes creates her own Shoegaze and Dreampop sounds under the project Magnaprism. In her free time, you can generally find her hanging out in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor; enjoying craft beer, good eats, and catching as many live indie bands or alternative themed dance nights as possible.

Concert Review: Teenage Fanclub in Detroit

The band’s tightly knit chemistry was apparent, with lead vocals changing between Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, however all of the members contribute to vocals, giving an extra layer of melody to the already lush sound. The buzz of the guitars often shimmered but on tracks such as the lovely “Only With You” the band is much more subdued and the piano/synth sounds are captured and highlighted perfectly.

Boy Harsher - Careful

Album Review : Boy Harsher – Careful

In their prior full length release “ YR Body is Nothing”; Boy Harsher created a driving, yet stripped down musical landscape, evoking an uneasy neurotic headspace with existential sexual crisis based lyrics paired with beats that your body can’t help but dance to. It causes the listener an uneasy reaction of pleasure met with discomfort. The single release, “Pain” showed the strengths of the band captured in a single track. Let me tip my hat to another well known band who captures this feeling by saying Boy Harsher do indeed capture the “pain” that we have not only become used to, but now fully seek out and can’t get enough of.