Candy Cigarettes stands out among many bedroom acts

I always find it amazing when I hear music that’s created in a bedroom studio. It always has a cozy, warm aesthetic that’s much more listenable than any other genre I find. Perfume Genius and Youth Lagoon have really captured the essence of bringing the music from the bedroom (or a friends) to life. WithContinue reading “Candy Cigarettes stands out among many bedroom acts”

Arcade Fire – Reflektor review

It felt like only yesterday I was watching my very own indie band grow into a mainstream giant with winning the album of the year award at the Grammy’s. Little did I know that they were already selling hugely even before their ultimate award. It didn’t bother me that they became huge, but my onlyContinue reading “Arcade Fire – Reflektor review”

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”

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”

Melt Yourself Down – Self-Titled Review

When dance music comes to mind, punk rock and jazz generally isn’t the first to make the list of ideas. The UK band, Melt Yourself Down, does just that. Their full-length self-titled debut off the leaf label stands out among the recent releases of music. It’s hard to pin them down to one genre, butContinue reading “Melt Yourself Down – Self-Titled Review”

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”

We Are The City release their sophomore album, Violent

The main reason for independent music’s rise to fame is that it’s different. The musicians claim they have a ‘fresh’ new idea, and they’re ‘not like other bands’. Sadly, the reality is that Indie music is slowly becoming more stale by every release. This isn’t because of the high popularity of the genre’s umbrella-like term,Continue reading “We Are The City release their sophomore album, Violent”

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”

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”