Written by Emma Goodwin While claiming to be in their element more than ever, We Are Scientists has released their fifth album, TV en Français. Recent comments made by the band have revealed that this album contains a level of raw personality that has been absent in all of their prior albums, a change which […]
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Written by Emma Goodwin Gregory Alan Isakov – St. Valentine I choose to ease into my Mondays. I don’t need anything brash or heavy to energize me – I need a gentle pat on the back to reassure me, preferably from Gregory Alan Isakov. This song is cheery, relaxing, and the perfect amount of soothing […]
Valentine’s Day is a day for love, gift giving, chocolate and, of course, getting it on. So when things get heated, you can get down on it with this playlist of baby-making music to set the mood just right. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On It might be physically impossible to make a list […]
Chance, The Rapper – Acid Rap At the beginning of last year, Chicago-born Chance the Rapper (real name: Chance Bennett) had a few thousand followers on twitter; today, he has over 350,000. The word “rapid” doesn’t even begin to describe the ascent Chance has been a part of in 2013, and Acid Rap is the […]
1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City Without further pomp and circumstance, Vampire Weekend is an easy choice for this year’s Album of the Year. It’s rare that a band heads from independent notoriety to mainstream success and fails to alienate either subset, but this year, the 4 kids from Columbia University have […]
11. Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile Thought Kurt Vile’s latest effort wasn’t necessarily material that made a killer live concert (his show at Pygmalion was good background music), his album is a perfect mix of tranquility and sleepiness, with a hint of shoegaze here and there. It’s a great album for relaxing, […]