The life of a snail is metaphorical for human existence. Icelandic, ambient rock group, Sigur Rós creates a reality in which life at the micro-scale and macro-scale cross in their new video “Ekki múkk”–like a snail, the plain, discontent man wanders through field after identical field with no purpose until it finds another lost soul [...]
BUY HERE Tom Krell is the one-man indie R&B show, How To Dress Well. In his sophomore album, Total Loss, the experimental Brooklyn-based singer leaves the heavy distortion in the past with his debut, Love Remains. Still, his shaky falsetto and polished sound remains among the reverb he is known for.
BUY HERE Poliça is not even one year old yet, but has 30k Facebook “Likes,” been named the best band at SXSW of 2012, featured by Rolling Stone Magazine, described as “the best band I’ve ever heard” by Bon Iver, and booked back-to-back shows around the nation for their new-found, yet solid fan base. [...]
Pre-Order ‘Fragrant World’ HERE With fame and success, artists tend to become lazy and dependent on the resources that so rapidly become available to them. Third and fourth albums may take on vapid pop arrangements and leave the studio work to others, but Yeasayer stands out from the bunch as always.
BUY HERE As the 90s continue to reappear, No Doubt appropriately alerts all soundwaves with their summer beat bang, “Settle Down” (Interscope Records) off their long-awaited album, Push and Shove–10 years, to be exact. As her vocals pull through like the swoosh sign of music (trademarked sass cries), Gwen elbows through every angle of alt-pop [...]
BUY HERE Seattle Duo, THEESatisfaction welcome you to their house party with open arms, and a few instructions to maximize your enjoyment: “Turn off your swag, and check your vain. From your lengths to your tense, get down. But whatever you do, hey, don’t funk with my groove.” Basically, be yourself, and don’t mind us [...]
There is safety in numbers, indeed, as much as there is safety in solidarity. There is certainly safety in St. Vincent‘s quirky singer-songwriter, Annie Clark keeping it quirky with the king of weird, Talking Heads’ front man, David Byrne. If you are going to get weird, do it with a man who made weird cool.
BUY HERE TV Girl is like a good recipe. Everything is in moderation, making for a sun-sprinkled, indie pop creation sailing on just the right amount of vinyl sampling–topped off with a carefully placed post-punk cherry. Borrowing from what sounds like, Johnny Tillotson’s “Rhythm of the Rain,” sample-happy duo, including Trung Ngo and Brad [...]
BUY HERE The new prince of down tempo, Australian artist and producer, Chet Faker turns Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” into an even sexier tune–if you can imagine the possibility. Basically, Dr. Dre and Blackstreet stepped into a hypothetical elevator with
Listen to “Silent Song” here BUY HERE Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen demonstrates that pure and natural ability lives on through song. His four track solo EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile is chock-full of sentimental value. Much has been gathered, yet more is to be revealed about how Rossen harnessed this incredible gift