New Music - July 3, 2018

No Static – Young & Sick

We’re taking a break from the podcast during this holiday week, so I’ll fill you in on one of my favorite songs from this week, “No Static” by LA synth-pop-funk outfit Young & Sick. Readers might remember our fawning over their SXSW performance in March…

New Music - May 11, 2018

Lately – Wet

A stunning return to form for a group once destined for indie pop greatness, “Lately” is the definitive song by Brooklyn group Wet. This is easily their best song since 2014’s “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl.” After a disappointing debut LP and several recent singles,…

New Music - April 8, 2018

Love Like Waves – Friendly Fires

We usually don’t cover more popular artists on here but we’re going to make an exception for Friendly Fires. After taking a nearly 7 year hiatus, the brit pop group is back with the infectiously dancy “Love Like Waves.” Carrying over some tropical elements from…

New Music - March 21, 2018

Love Me Right – Amber Mark

Using the perfect combination of silky beats and piano, Amber Mark has produced about as good of a modern R&B song as you can get with “Love Me Right.” The vocals and vocal backing are exceptional throughout the song; the chorus features a sultry backing…

New Music - December 31, 2017

Top of the World – Kimbra

It’s fitting that we end 2017 with a review of a song from an artist we’re extremely excited about in 2018. That artist is Kimbra and her new single Top of the World is absolute fire. She goes so hard on this song, busting into…

Reviews - December 15, 2017

Pop 2 – Charli XCX

Charli XCX is, in my opinion, the most underrated pop star in the game right now. Sure, she has plenty of plays on Spotify and has opened for some huge acts, but she continually goes under the radar. How often do you hear her name in the every day conversations of pop music fans? Or on the radio? Or in commercials or TV Shows? Rarely.

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…

Throwback - October 11, 2017

Zero – Chela

With this song, and in what little Chela has released, you can tell that her songs seem to speak from her heart and her experiences. As a listener I feel close to Chela; whether that be because of her direct lyrics or spot on production, theres a palpable intimacy to her music.