New Music - October 25, 2017

Look at Your Hands – tUnE-yArDs

Tune-Yards haven’t released an album since 2014 but they’re back with the incredibly energetic, “Look at Your Hands.” The song features an 80’s style beat with Merrill Garbus’ voice robotically tap dancing over top. She actually used an MPC to sample her own voice and…

New Music - October 23, 2017

Live Well – Palace

“Live Well” is a beautiful and triumphant song that has some pristine blues progressions and guitar work. It is impossible not to sway along with the intricate rhythm and silky smooth vocals.

New Music - October 9, 2017

You Are a Star – Citizen

It’s always been harder for me to fall in love with newer emo bands after that “phase” in my life, but northern Ohio post-hardcore band Citizen has changed that perception for me.

New Music - October 6, 2017

Spiral – Wye Oak

They add a modern twist with erratic synth glistening in the background and mostly electronic percussion. Wasner’s voice, as always, steals the show as she belts out triumphantly “You Are Mine / This is what you wanted to know” in the starkly different chorus.

The highlight of the album is the song “Love Me Like I’m Gone,” a folky and breezy, yet heartbreaking, love song. Ayer ruminates morbidly about how utterly destroyed he’d be if his love were to pass, and his hopes that they’d feel the same way about him.

New Music - September 19, 2017

Distance Gone – Noble Oak

…Distance Gone is a standout track. Combining dreamy electronic elements with a smooth jazz guitar backing, it’s a slow, floating song carried artfully by Patrick Fiore’s soft-spoken vocals.

It’s Saturday and that (hopefully) means most of us are going to be having fun and kicking it with our goons. Speaking of goons, araabMUZIK released a new single yesterday called Wanted(feat. Nevelle Viracocha) and it is fire. If you don’t know araabMUZIK, YouTube him….

New Music - September 14, 2017

Dum Surfer – King Krule

I hate to be this topical, but King Krule’s Dum Surfer sounds like a fucking hurricane. The song starts off in an uneasy lull. It sounds like a King Krule song, but why’s it buried so deep in the mix? And, what’s with this churning…