Deafheaven – Sunbather Review

I wasn’t going to do it. The need for me to bring up this album was huge, but I felt so cliché and predictable doing it. I know even attempting to stand apart from others and mentioning this album was impossible. I don’t know if it was the fact that it’s hugely anticipated, or thatContinue reading “Deafheaven – Sunbather Review”

Check out the trailer for the new Washed Out album titled Paracosm

Either you’ve been a fan since the early EP’s, or you know “that one song off Portlandia”, it doesn’t matter at all. The only part that matters is that there will be new Washed Out soon. The Sub Pop label dream child has announced the new album, titled Paracosm, and debuted a trippy trailer to goContinue reading “Check out the trailer for the new Washed Out album titled Paracosm”

Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love Is The Devil review

When Suicide performed their first concert in East-Side New York, they were booed off stage for their proto-punk attempts.Their simple forward-thinking combination of synthesizers and drum machines could be considered too much to handle for the no-wave crowd of the time. Ironically, the band’s legacy is still found today in top album lists and otherContinue reading “Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love Is The Devil review”

Underground Mondays: Mariko shows her skills with “On With The Show”

I opened up my email to find a song in there that catches my ear. I listen to everything I receive thoroughly, just in case it I can find use to it. Some I listen more than others. “On With The Show”, by Singer-Songwriter, Mariko, is a fresh track that has been slowly picking upContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Mariko shows her skills with “On With The Show””

Listen to Earl Sweatshirt’s new track “Guild” ft. Mac Miller

In preparation for the young rapper’s latest album, Doris, there is finally a studio version of the track, “Guild”. It features Mac Miller, who has an inconsistent streak to him, but he really lays it down for this track. Both Earl Sweatshirt and Miller’s voices are lowered an octave to produce a muddy and slow sound that isContinue reading “Listen to Earl Sweatshirt’s new track “Guild” ft. Mac Miller”

Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me

While I was only in New York very briefly, I’ve always found it to be a city full of emotions. I’ve never lived there, only visited, but every I hear an Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol or Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey, I’m immediately dumped right in the heart ofContinue reading “Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me”

Vampire Weekend succeeds with Modern Vampires Of The City

Both Vampire Weekend and Contra were released in the months of January. I never thought of their music having a winter feeling, but in the end, the record company has the final say on the release date. The New York City indie rock band has always had a summer flair to the upbeat and disjointedContinue reading “Vampire Weekend succeeds with Modern Vampires Of The City”

Underground Mondays: Love Or The Bomb – When Summer Comes EP

I don’t know about you all out there, but it’s heating up very fast and it’s only May. As nature plays out, August is where the real heat comes in, and that’s a scary thought. To prepare for the scorching heat and never ending topic of global warming, I bring you the Montreal-based indie rockContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Love Or The Bomb – When Summer Comes EP”

The Haxan Cloak – Excavation Review

Music creates emotions. Whether its a sense of love, hate, sadness, or happiness, all music gives us a sense of what the artist is trying to create. Some are able to prevail these emotions better than others, but when the writing process comes to life, there is a theme that’s involved. Rarely do listeners goContinue reading “The Haxan Cloak – Excavation Review”

Underground Mondays: Place to Stand – Matt Tomlinson

It’s cold and rainy here in Vancouver, BC and there’s no surprises there. As a passionate member of my city, I’ve grown accustom to the frequency of rain and clouds, as the last time I saw a heavy snow storm was probably back in 2008. The weather is mild, and the seasons tend to blendContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Place to Stand – Matt Tomlinson”