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'Elegant Folk' - Tyler Stenson - "Good Comet"

Tyler Stenson “Good Comet” New Northbound Tyler Stenson is everything that is good about Americana today:  a great passionate voice, beautiful lyrics, intense music.  He uses the steel guitar just as it’s meant to be used; sparingly but intense when …

Hippo Campus' Debut Album 'Landmark' Is Pure Indie Magic

Hippo Campus has delivered us one of the sunniest and melodically delicious masterpieces of 2017 thus far with their debut album Landmark. The album starts with a experimental electronic track “Sun Veins” that slowly slides into the glorious “Way It Goes”. …

Keeping It Weird: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Nuclear Fusion"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Nuclear Fusion” Flying Microtonal Banana King Gizzard is one of the strangest and greatest prog rock bands out there.  Totally out of their gourds, they often sound like early Mother of Inventions with real, …

In Your Face: Sun Kil Moon - "I Love Portugal"

Sun Kil Moon “I Love Portugal” Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood Mark Kozelek is amazing.  I’ve loved since he was in Red House Painters.  Sun Kil Moon is amazing.  “I Love Portugal” is song so …

Good News, I Think: Eliot and The Evening Noose - "Reporting Live!"

Eliot and the Evening Noose “Reporting Live!” Sing-a-long Songs For Sinking Ships Ever feel like the world is going to literal hell in a handbag.  Well, listen to Eliot and the Evening Noose.  They won’t make the world any better, …

Bitter Sweet: Palm Ghosts - 719 Desire Street

Palm Ghosts “719 Desire Street” Greenland Palm Ghosts is the nom de plume of songwriter / producer Joseph Lekkas.  I love this album.  The music has that Americana sound to it, processed through an urban yet deserted existence.  There is …

The New Broadway: No Darling - "Don't Mess With Mae"

No Darling “Don’t Mess With Mae” After The Rain No Darling is the project of LA drummer/singer Matt Oloffson. This is some of the most fun music I have heard for a long time.  Interestingly intricate, tricky but fun, No Darling makes …

See: Lana Del Rey's New Video For "Love"

“LOVE” is the first track to be taken from Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers …

Music Combo Made In Heaven: Cyborg Asylum - "My Metallic Dream"

Cyborg Asylum “My Metallic Dream” What a tremendous mix of rock and electronic.  Cyborg Asylum is David Varga and John Tumminia, a NYC Producer-Singer duo with roots in the United Kingdom and the United States, an inventive brand of electro post-industrial …

Hear: Emmecosta "MIGUEL"

Unknown to most, Gothenburg trio Emmecosta are all from a small town in Italy called Positano. After residing, recording and releasing all of their music in Sweden for the last seven years, the band consider themselves Swedish nationals but haven’t …

Heart on His Sleeve: Jesse Hale Moore - "Leave You Lonely"

Jesse Hale Moore “Leave You Lonely” Green End Jesse Hale Moore has one of those voices that take you back to early Elton John or even Carly Simon, when people wrote great pop songs and just sang them.  Moore is …

Dreampop Chilean Style: Trementina - "Please Go Away"

Trementina “Please Go Away” 810 If you ever wondered what the Jesus and Mary Chain would sound like fronted by Hope Sandoval, just listen Chilean-based band, Trementina.  Trementina create music for lucid dreaming. It’s an intense, yet melancholic conjuring by …

Original Genius: Steve Hackett - "In The Skeleton Gallery"

Steve Hackett “In The Skeleton Gallery” The Night Siren Steve Hackett was always my favorite part of early Genesis.  He has always known when to play and what to play, never drowning out the vocalist but complementing always.  His guitar …

Northwest Kicks Ass: Veio - "Ghost"

Veio “Ghost” Infinite Light / Desperate Shadows Veio is that unusual blend of prog rock, metal, and hard rock that is hard to actually pull off.  Veio pulls if off.  The band comes from that musical garden called Portland, OR, where …

Perfect Hiphop/Electronic Mix: GEOFFRO - "Quickstand"

GEOFFRO “Quicksand” What a great song.  “Quicksand” combines all the best of hiphop and electronic in such a new and interesting way.  The lyrics are very positive and life-affirming, telling one to never give up in a relationship (if one …

Beauty Personified: Lana del Rey - "Love"

Lana Del Rey “Love” Lana has released a new song, “Love”, and I’m loving it.  She is the best.  My day is complete.  There really is nothing more can I say.  This song is beautiful, very Lana, very erotic, very …

Icelandic-Electronic Artist Ásgeir "Unbound"

We recently came upon this incredible Icelandic artist by the name of Ásgeir and we’re already crazy about him. His latest single “Unbound” is filled with warm, ethereal electronic sounds that pull at your soul. Ásgeir sings in falsetto with …

He's Back!: Spiral Stairs - "Dance (Cry Wolf)"

Spiral Stairs “Dance (Call Wolf) Doris And The Daggers I always loved Pavement so much.  And Scott Kannberg has always been one of my favorite songwriters.  Well, when I heard that Kannberg was going to be releasing a new Spiral …

True Gothic: Matthew Logan Vasquez - "Headed West"

Matthew Logan Vasquez “Headed West” Does What He Wants There is something refreshingly different about Matthew Logan Vasquez.  His voice sounds like he is on the top of the world, or at least in the stratosphere.  Yet his lyrics bring …

The Shins Announce New Album + New Song "Name For You"

The Shins have announced a new album, Heartworms. The follow-up to 2012’s Port of Morrow is out March 10 via Columbia Records. It includes the previously shared “Dead Alive,” as well as a new track called “Name for You” (below). …

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