Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

For the past three weeks, I’ve attempted to write this review about five times with the same events happening. First, I create a strong opening line that describes my feeling about the album, followed by a point that talks about the artist, but by the time I get around to actually describing why I feelContinue reading “Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven”

Touché Amoré – Is Survived By

There’s a psychological effect associated with heavier genres of music. Hearing aggressive, violent, and even disturbing noises isn’t as appealing as associating other senses with the same handful of adjectives. While listening to Touché Amoré’s new album, Is Survived By, my computer crashed on three separate occasions as soon as I began the album. Now many wouldContinue reading “Touché Amoré – Is Survived By”

The National are to appear on “Catching Fire” Soundtrack

A movie about killing children in an apocalyptic world can’t fit any better to The National’s gloomy lyrics. Maybe I’m taking the band’s lyrical meaning differently than what they intended to have, but it could work out. They’ve announced that the group wrote a song for the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, which is set toContinue reading “The National are to appear on “Catching Fire” Soundtrack”

Typhoon – White Lighter

Many music enthusiasts have that one ‘personal’ band which they take pride in knowing. It’s the hipster culture of modern music, but the then again there’s always been pretentious music snobs. A band I’ve been following since their beginnings is a renown Portland indie rock, indie pop band named Typhoon. The monster 11 piece orchestraContinue reading “Typhoon – White Lighter”

Listen to PHANTOGRAM’S Black Out Days

Sharing the crown with other New York-based, synth pop duos like School of Seven Bells, Sleigh Bells and Purity Ring, PHANTOGRAM, Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards), are carving quite a reputation for themselves in the electronic scene. Their 2011 release “Night Moves” is a catchy variant on the sometimes too abstractContinue reading “Listen to PHANTOGRAM’S Black Out Days”

Underground Mondays: Alea Rae

The folk revival is stronger than ever, and it’s fitting that musicians can release music with ease considering social media is only growing. It’s quite ironic to hear something so condensed and close knit be released on this massive universe of the web. Folk music always has a sense of community whenever I listen toContinue reading “Underground Mondays: Alea Rae”

Video for “Coup d’ etat” by G Dragon will get ripped off

I’m not 100% on board with the hook, but that shits still bouncing around in my head after just one listen, so maybe it’s good? The video directed by Suh Hyun Seung (who G-Dragon worked with for BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby,” and solo singles “GO” and “One of a Kind”) certainly is. Coup d’etat, is anContinue reading “Video for “Coup d’ etat” by G Dragon will get ripped off”

Stream Janelle Monae’s new album The Electric Lady

She’s hip, she’s got a funky beat and I can bug out to her. That’s right, Janelle Monae is back with her sophomore release The Electric Lady. Previously we heard little snippets from this album like Dance Apocalyptic and the Erykah Badu track Q.U.E.E.N, but to start this latest off, the first track on theContinue reading “Stream Janelle Monae’s new album The Electric Lady”

No Age – An Object

  Lot’s happened in 2010. Vampire Weekend’s Contra debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Jay Reatard died at 29, Pavement reunited for a tour, and Arcade Fire shocked the world with the Album Of The Year at the notorious Grammy’s. That was three years ago, and time has flown quickly. 2010 was also the lastContinue reading “No Age – An Object”

Video for “Your Life Is A Lie” by MGMT

MGMT has always been one of those bands that I have admired, but their level of consistency, in my opinion, has always been all over the place. But luckily, they have a record label that’s willing to follow them on this journey. Always creative and poignant, MGMT has dropped the video for their first singleContinue reading “Video for “Your Life Is A Lie” by MGMT”