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Genre Blending: FKA twigs - "Sad Day"

FKA twigs “Sad Day” Magdalene Tahliah Debrett Barnett aka as FKA twigs is a singer/performer whose style of music cannot be pinned down.  Born in Glouchestershire of a Jamaican jazz singer and an English/Spanish singer/dancer, FKA twigs was destined for …

Ethereal Beauty: Lake Ruth - "Extended Leave"

Lake Ruth “Extended Leave” If you like your music on the baroque side, with whispering vocals and obscure references from medieval libraries like I so much do, Lake Ruth is the band for you.  Their tightly wound sound supporting the …

Celestial Sorrow: Odessa - "Thunder"

Odessa “Thunder” All Things This is the sound that celestial beings make when they fall in love with the wrong person over and over again.  Odessa has this innocence in her voice that is both sad and beautiful as she …

Psychedelic Rock: The Undercover Dream Lovers - "Plane Ride"

Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Undercover Dream Lovers lead by songwriter and producer Matt Koenig is releasing a plethora of dreamy (how apropos), psychedelic rock songs that quickly become a smooth wave into indie rock heaven. “Plane Ride” is nothing …

Heart of Darkness: Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith - "Eternity"

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith “Eternity” Mummur Love This interesting though very non-commercial collection should be called “Heart Of Darkness”, as it is about the musical trip to the heart of Africa to investigate the last, brutally sad years of …

Contrasts: Paula Cole - "Hope Is Everywhere"

Paula Cole “Hope Is Everywhere” Revolution Paula Cole has released one of the strongest albums she has ever released, which is saying a lot, and the song that she chose for a bold choice.  It’s very optimistic considering all the …

Growing Pains: CocoRosie - "Smash My Head"

CocoRosie “Smash My Head” Put The Shine On   Bianca and Sierra Casady have done it again.  They are most definitely the strangest yet one of the greatest acts out there.  And on “Smash My Head”, all the various sounds …

Soft Rock Made Smooth: Yacht Rock Revue - "Step"

Yacht Rock Revue “Step” HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS I knew a girl once who loved Gino Vanelli and Hall & Oates.  She would absolutely adore this band.  I did not love those bands, but there is something unbelievably lovable …

Punk Rap: Eyedress - "I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend"

Eyedress “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” WOW.  This is exactly what hip hop should sound like.  There is an anger over betrayal that permeates this song and makes it so dark.  Just think of Ian Curtis doing rap and …

Hellish Beauty: Russian Baths - "Parasite"

Russian Baths “Parasite” Deepfake This extremely dark band from Brooklyn is finally releasing a full album of quirky alien music they have been teasing us with the past couple of years, and it has been worth the wait.  Comprised of …

Eclectic Storytelling: The Electric Arch - "Postcards To Celeste"

The Electric Arch “Postcard To Celeste” Out Of Range There is a cinematic eclecticism in The Electric Arch’s music.  The Electric Arch is based out of Chateau St. Philippe in Bayou St. John, New Orleans. The live version of the …

Organic Folk: Wished Bone - "Trees We Couldn't Tell The Size Of"

Wished Bone “Trees We Couldn’t Tell The Size Of” Sap Season If there is this beautifully organic sound to Wished Bone, it should come as no surprise.  Wished Bone, aka as Ashley Rhodus, has been a plant biologist.  She definitely, …

Original Covers: Medicine - "Sentimental Lady"

Medicine “Sentimental Lady” Scarred For Life Medicine is back, and they have decided to release an album of covers using that wonderful shoegaze sound to create new masterpieces.  And there choices are all over the map, from The Mothers of …

Psychedelia: Elephant Stone - "Land Of Dead"

Elephant Stone “Land Of Dead” Elephant Stone, that sitarized psychedelic band from Montreal, has done it again; released the most psychedelic yet kick-ass song that would have made the Electric Prunes sit up and take notice.  This song packs such …

Outerspace Punk: The Reuters - "The Force"

The REUTERS “The Force” The Reuters are back.  This punk juggernaut coming to you from the Planet HU by way of Amsterdam is here to make your ears plead with intense punk sounds.  These aliens have a sound similar to …

Soaring Kite-like: Crooked Ghost - "Black Rainbow"

Crooked Ghost “Black Rainbow” Colors Bleed Well, Colors Bleed is officially out, and now you music-hungry people will realize why Crooked Ghost is my favorite post punk/dreampop, and this EP will be in my top 5 this year.  The clean production makes …

Indictment: OVTLIER - "Spineless"

OVTLIER “Spineless” Spineless / Buried Me Alive What a great, ass-kicking song about a topic that is so fucking important; the fact that government, Big Pharma, coal/oil industry, big business in general, and the health industry just don’t give a …

The Best: Angel Olsen - "Lark"

Angel Olsen “Lark” All Mirrors This is the most beautiful song released this year, and considering the great music that 2019 has produced, that is saying a lot.  Angel Olsen has the most beautiful voice; when she sings high, there …

Trip w/ Cuco in "Keeping Tabs" Video Ft. Suscato & a drag queen

Cuco, has just released the video for “Keeping Tabs” off his new album Para Mi which features his close friend Suscato and follows the duo through an LSD-fueled trip into the abyss. The video, directed by Cliqua (Pasqual Gutierrez and …

Ominous Truth In Details Missed: Papertwins - "Candy Cigarettes"

Papertwin “Candy Cigarettes” Family Portraits There is something so sinister about “Candy Cigarettes”, as if the music there is this sense of dread, that the world might look sweet and innocent, but there is evil looking below.  The band claims: …

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