Update : Spring 2013
The battle rages on!
We're still working on that re-design folks! And we're
still looking for new writers and folks to help keep
Hybrid alive and kicking. If you're interested in helping
out, please send us an email! And thanks for your patience.
We're also trying to integrate more digital download
reviews for the artists. We know every penny counts
when you are promoting a record and we're here to try
to help the indie kids out.
We're also trying to find some fresh blood interested
in bringing you the very best in independant and mainstream
music reviews, live reviews, and feature articles! If
you are interested in contributing to Hybrid, please
email Rachel Fredrickson.
Thanks for stopping in!
-- T E A M H Y B R I D
Send Any Material For Review
Consideration Directly To:
P.O. Box 9250
Denver, CO. 80209
We're always looking for new
writers. If you're passionate about music, film or counter
culture and would like to join the hybrid army, send
us an email.
At this time we accept submissions on Compact Disc
and digital download... and sometimes vinyl. Please
don't send us links to stream music from your myspace/facebook/bandcamp/etc
page. You are welcome to send us links to a full download
but we don't have the resources to stream your music
and review it based on that.
Feel free to send any review materials to the address
above. Be advised however, we receive a ton of records
for consideration each month and believe it or not,
someone listens to every last one. If you've read through
our reviews, hopefully it's become apparent that we
live with every record we review for a while befiore
committing anything to print.
This is precisely what separates hybrid from other
publications. As opposed to giving your record the customary
once-over treatment, we'll give it a thorough listening
and the opportunity for it to grow on us, if at first
we don't like it. We feel it's a bit disengenious to
both the artists and our readers not to do so. Some
music is just like that; sometimes it takes time to
unfold the layers to fully appreciate the artistry in
Keep in mind though, while we listen to every record
we receive, we do not review everything. If your record
is selected for review, our reviews editor will send
you the respective link when the review posts. While
you may feel inclined to send us follow-up notes regarding
your packages, it's really not necessary. If the music
is good (we know, your music is good) it will hopefully
get reviewed. If we find it absolutely abhorrent, be
assured, we'll say that too.
hybrid is the result of years and years of disillusionment
with tepid journalism and dealing with the "content"
business. It's comprised of a core staff of amazing
contributors who've been involved in all segments of
the media and music industry for years. It's a digital
publication for music lovers, without the pretension
and grab-assing that usually accompanies the complicated
genre of music collectively known as Indie rock. Our
intent is to cover artists who are passionate about
their music and possess undying integrity in their art.
The bottom line: we're passionate about music and it's
of no consequence to us what label you're on--or if
you're even on a label at all. Some of the most innovative
and interesting music we've received has been self-released.
We also possess an insatiable desire to discover music
that make us feel alive.
Suffice to say, either way, you can expect that
we'll be objective and honest in all of our reviews.
Count on it.