See

Stratospheric Music: Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"

Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” Woodstock What a great band.  Coming from Wasilla, Alaska, Portugal. The Man performs odd, lyrically deep, and melodically beautiful songs.  Portugal. The Man is made up of John Gurley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Jason Sechrist, …

Changes In Perspective: Harry HAwkes - "Sunbleached"

Harry HAwkes “Sunbleached” Alien Phase I don’t even know how to start describing the music of Harry HAwkes.  “Sunbleached” is a beautiful song, the video is pretty, but the noises in the background (the birds, the odd percussion, the clicks …

Utmost In Coolness: Jonathan Bree - "You're So Cool"

Jonathan Bree “You’re So Cool” Amazing.  This song is one of the greatest, hippest, oddest, (I hate to say this) coolest song I’ve heard, and the video is so unbelievably freaky and groovy at the same time.  Bree has been …

Perfect Video, Perfect Song: Lana del Rey - "White Mustang"

Lana Del Rey “White Mustang” Lust For Life WOW.  This video is perfect for this song.  This is what Lana does so well.  She is the bad girl, and “White Mustang” fits that image so well.  This is a great …

Album Of The Year: TORRES - "Helen In The Woods"

TORRES “Helen In The Woods” Three Futures Here it is, all.  The best (so far) single from the best album of the year from one of the most dynamic, personable, honest performers ever.  Yes, Mackenzie Scott, better known as TORRES, …

Beauty In Electronics: Mimoza H - "Well Of Melodies"

  Mimoza H “Well Of Melodies” WOW!  Mimoza H has outdone herself with her new single, “Well Of Melodies”.  This is definitely stunning vocally, sonically, lyrically, and, with her DIY video, visually.  Taking the best of Bjork and PJ Harvey …

Perfect Pop: Christopher Young - "Go"

Christopher Young “Go” Christopher Young has just released a miracle single:  a pop jewel that is beautiful, tender, and loving without be sugary sweet or auto-tuned to all tomorrow.  Young is from LA, and he has some chops that are …

Garage-Billy: El Texas Motor - "Rock Tight"

El Texas Motor “Rock Tight” What a band.  This is garage-billy music at its best.  I cannot believe these guys are from Japan.  El Texas Motor is Guitar/.Vocal – YANAGI (PIGGYS DRIVE),  Woodbass – CASINO( Revili’O), and Drums – DENIRO.  …

Darkness Made Sweet: New Candys - "Excess"

New Candys “Excess” Bleeding Magenta WOW!!!!  This band is so great.  Imagine the Velvet Underground and The Verve playing together:  you got New Candys.  Forming in Venice, Italy, in 2008, New Candys consists of Fernando Nuti (vocals, guitar, sitar), Diego …

New Country: Josh Ritter - "Showboat"

Josh Ritter “Showboat” Gathering The boy from Moscow (Idaho) has a new album out, and it is everything you would expect from a Josh Ritter; great vocals, beautiful arrangements, heartfelt lyrics.  Gathering sounds a bit more traditional country than his …

Eroticism In Dance Music: Genta Ismajli - "Dy Dashni"

Genta Ismajli “Dy Dashni” Genta Ismajli, who is an Albanian Kosovan who grew up in Chicago but immigrated back to Kosova to start her singing career, has a new dance single out.  It is hot, erotic, and her rapping is …

World Dance Music: Alil Kërkuti - "Me Hile"

Alil Kërkuti “Me Hile” Alil Kërkuti is one of the more interesting musicians out there.  Albanian background, now living in Staten Island, Kërkuti has an extremely different weaves of many musical sources, all combining to make this one of the …

Exciting Dance: Aris - "The Music"

Aris “The Music” Pulse The new video from Aris is out, and what a stunner it is.  This is a great dance track, anthem for your life, and personal statement all in one.  Aris is one of the most important …

Supergroup Super Great: Sons Of Apollo - "Coming Home"

  Sons Of Apollo “Coming Home” Psychotic Symphony Oftentimes, supergroups do not live up to their name (anyone really remember Asia?  I thought not.)  Sons Of Apollo, on the other hand, are actually a super supergroup.  Made up of Mike …

Quivering Love: Rostam - "Gwan"

Rostam “Gwan” “Half-Light” Wow.  Rostam Batmanglij is making music apart from Vampire Weekend, and it is damned well beautiful.  With a touch of the Vampire in his solo stuff, Rostam also has drawn influence from the Verve and other masters …

LCD Soundsystem's 'American Dream' = Masterpiece

To say that LCD Soundsystem created an absolute masterpiece with American Dream is an understatement quite frankly. American Dream is everything we’ve come to love about LCD Soundsystem in one record. The dance-punk-electronic-rock band deliver their finest work with this …

Heavy Music/Heavy Intensity: Mikhael Paskalev - "Witness"

Mikhael Paskalev “Witness” Heavy Mikhael Paskalev, half Bulgarian/half Norwegian, makes music that is impossible to pigeonhole.  All I know, it is super tremendous.  It took a long time for Paskalev to release Heavy, but as Paskalev says, “The title for …

Intimacy Recorded: Ducktails - "Map To The Stars"

Ducktails “Map To The Stars” Jersey Devil Ducktails (Matt Mondanile) set to release his 6th album, and it is fantastic.  A strange little tour of the mind of Mondanile,  this album seems extremely personal and intimate.  Though Mondanile started the …

Unsettlingly Great: Matt Lande - "Underground"

Matt Lande “Underground” Boxes What to be a little disconcerted?  Watch this great video by Matt Lande.  The song is so kick-ass, but the video is twisted, funny, ironic, perfect. Matt Lande is an alternative recording artist, double, stand-in and actor …

Two Is Greater Than One: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - "Over Everything"

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile “Over Everything” Lotta Sea Lice The great news:  Kurt has a new album coming out.  The greater news: Courtney has a new album coming out.  The BEST FRICKIN NEWS:  they are putting it out together.  …

Newer PostsOlder Posts