Thanks for your interest in Independent Clauses! Independent Clauses is a website that reviews undiscovered music, run by Stephen Carradini with Lisa Whealy writing. We cover mainly indie-pop, folk, neo-classical, Americana, alt-country, singer-songwriter, and the lighter side of indie rock.
We know almost nothing about rap, R&B, hot country, blues, jazz, standards, hardcore, metal, or extreme music, and thus rarely, if ever, review them.
We encourage artists to submit their work to us at [indieclauses at gmail dot com]. Please do not send Spotify links, as we do not use Spotify for reviewing purposes. Please do not send individual files in an email. Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Google Drive, or other streaming/download platforms are accepted.
We ask that artists follow the submissions format outlined below:
Where are you from? What is your genre? What are you promoting? How long (in songs) is the EP or album? What are two or three bands you sound like? How did you find Independent Clauses? (Did someone refer you? Did you find us through another blog?) Make sure to link to your website in here, preferably hyperlinked to your band name.
Release Date/Release Label (if any, self-released is 100% cool)
Download Link (I vastly prefer download codes from Bandcamp)
Single? Available to post?
Purchase links, if you want me to post them
Any other info
Here’s an example, from The Duke of Norfolk.
My name is Adam Howard. I currently live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and record music under the name The Duke of Norfolk. I have just released a 5-track EP about the importance of seizing the day entitled Le Monde Tourne Toujours. People often tell me that I have a sound similar to that of old-school Sufjan Stevens, Josh Ritter, or Tallest Man on Earth.
I’m contacting Independent Clauses because of your past coverage of the Tallest Man on Earth. If you’re interested, I’d love to hear what you think about the EP. Here are the details:
Le Monde Tourne Toujours
Out 1/29/13 on Mint 400 Records
Streaming: Bandcamp | Soundcloud
Press Download Link: http://thedukeofnorfolk.bandcamp.com/yum
Press Download Code (Unique): xb3p-6mmmm
Free download of “Thanatophobia” available to post
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon
Thank you for your consideration!
The Duke of Norfolk
And that’s how I want to see review requests! It gets the information out quickly for you and me. Thank you for adhering to this style.
Due to the volume of submissions received, I cannot guarantee a response to your query. But really and honestly, I want to hear all materials submitted. If you have any questions, comments or problems with the submission process, please e-mail me (Stephen Carradini) at indieclauses at gmail dot com.