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Dusky Melancholy: Figure Eight - "Oyster Days"

Figure Eight “Oyster Days” Any Givin Flower Ryan Meyers is amazing.  “Oyster Days”, from his new album, Any Givin Flower, is all he alone.  This multi-instrumentalist has made a song that is best listened to when the lights are dimmed, no one …

Banger Pop: Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy"

Billie Eilish is pop’s new, dare I say, sweetheart. However, her music contrasts the sweet and gives us a very dark, melodic, and tantalizing twist. As you can see from the video for her song “Bad Guy” she’s not someone …

Song Of The Summer: Madonna - "Medellin" (Ft. Maluma) + English Lyrics

Madonna just dropped the SONG OF THE SUMMER and gave us life with her Latin-Pop inspired single featuring Maluma. “Medellin” is a carefully dosed combination of the hypnotic dance-pop she’s often made with the track’s producer, Mirwais, and the energetic …

Madonna Shares Madame X Album Teaser

Madonna announced her forthcoming album, Madame X, today in a cinematic teaser video. Her vocals play over a piano melody as she dons a variety of elaborate costumes: “The thing that hurt the most was that I wasn’t lost.” The …

Perfect Dream Pop: Palm Ghosts - "Better To Know"

Palm Ghosts “Better To Know” One of my favorite dreampop bands of all time has just released a new single, and it is perfect for spring evenings, for romantic nights, for life.  Coming from Philadelphia wearing their Velvet Underground (circa …

Short And Sweet: Jeanines - "Either Way"

Jeanines “Either Way” Jeanines What a great band.  This band proves that long drawn-out songs do not make great songs; sometimes, the shorter the better.  Jeanines know exactly how to make short, to-the-point, minor-key, melancholy masterpieces.  Alicia and Jed make …

Where The Darkness Goes: SPC ECO - "The Heart And Soul"

SPC ECO “The Heart And Soul” Fifteen What beautiful, dark, other-worldly (gosh, why aren’t there enough words to describe music)  the sound of SPC ECO is.  Comprised of Dean Garcia of Curve and his daughter, Rose Berlin, SPC ECO has …

Beauty Unsurpassed: PJ Harvey - "The Moth" (featuring Lily James) 

PJ Harvey “The Moth” (featuring Lily James)  All About Eve PJ Harvey is set to release the music she wrote for the play All About Eve, and, as per usual, it is stunningly beautiful.  As she has done in the past …

Beautiful Dreampop: Ummagma - "Caravan"

Ummagma “Caravan” Compass Ahead of their first new album in seven years, Ummagma have released “Caravan”, a great song that brings all the beauty the band is known for into one beautiful single.  Comprised of Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon, …

Cool Jazz: Dead Horse Beats - "Home Days"

Dead Horse Beats “Home Days” Inglaterra Dead Horse Beats is multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wade, and on this new album, he explores that great jazzy/rock/folk sound of Steely Dan and The New Bohemians.  This is great music.  Next party, plays this beauty …

Darkness Personified: Lune Rouge - "C'est une longue route"

Lune Rouge “C’est une longue route” Masque Blanc What a great band.  Comprised of The band is composed of Laurent (Lazy Napt) and of Roxy and Christof (Contre Jour), and formed in Nice, Lune Rouge creates music that is perfect …

Rock Is Alive: Zr. King - "Welcome To Bearizona"

“Welcome To Bearizona” Musically And Morally Bankrupt What a great band.  Those who say Rock is dead, I quote The Who – “Long live Rock”.  And Zr. King prove that Rock is still alive and will kick your ass into …

HEAR: Papooz - "Theatrical State Of Mind"

Papooz’s latest single “Theatrical State Of Mind” is a awesome fusion of rock/funk/pop with a classic yet still modern sound. Sounding like an ELO collaboration the track features a tight bass and synth that are predominant on the track. The …

Empowerment Through Beauty: Birch - "Spelling Lessons"

Birch “Spelling Lessons” femme.one Michelle Birsky, aka as Birch, has created a beautiful yet difficult album concentrating on female empowerment and gender equality.  Her voice is rich and beautiful; the instrumentation lush and orchestral, without being over-produced.  As her bio …

Dreamy Introspection: Quiet Kids - "Tidal Wave"

Quiet Kids “Tidal Wave” Quiet Kids Imagine, if you will, Mitski singing dream pop you’d get Quiet Kids.  No derivative here; Quiet Kids blends the intensity of the self-exploration of Mitski with the synth blending of pop and rock of …

World Influences, Dance, Introspection: Reaches - "Take Me To The Beginning Of Time"

Reaches “Take Me To The Beginning Of Time” Wherever the Internet Goes, Sorrow Follows This is beautiful, unusual, captivating music from a musician who is truly unlike anyone else.  Reaches, AKA Justin Randall, is in love with music  an artist …

Winter Melancholy: The Ivory Piece - "Winter Love Song"

The Ivory Piece “Winter Love Song” There is something so woebegotten about Steven Webber’s (aka The Ivory Piece) that makes you believe that he was hurt by love.  This is a tremendous piece; it takes you along a bittersweet drive …

Dreampop: LUCKYandLOVE - "Soul Alive"

LUCKYandLOVE “Soul Alive” Transitions This is so beautiful.  LUCKYandLOVE have one foot in the 20th century new wave/synth pop and one foot in the 21st century dreampop/darkwave, and yet their sound is 22nd century future.  Dancing is easy to this …

British Magic: Kim Thompsett - "Woebetide Hill"

Kim Thompsett “Woebetide Hill” The Hollows Combine the voice of Kate Bush with the so very English sound of Jethro Tull and you get Kim Thompsett.  There is something so British Isles about this music that thrills me down to …

Ballad For The Working Class: Haunted Continents - "Your Server Had A Bad Day"

Haunted Continents “Your Server Had A Bad Day” A Year Of Singles Finally, a song for the working person, whether the waiter or the customer service rep.  This is a great song.  Haunted Continents (James A.M. Downes) has provided every …

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