Even after four Deerhunter albums, it’s hard to claim that you know exactly what their next effort is going to sound like. And on Monomania, Deerhunter’s fifth album, that rings true again. After the huge success of their last album, Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter drops the electronic aspects and returns to their roots for a raw [...]
Vampire Weekend have seemingly perfected the art of the “lyric video”. The videos for both “Step” and “Ya Hey” both picture the lyrics laid over picturesque images of New York City (and in this case, popping champagne). Their third video from their upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City is called “Ya Hey” and is almost certainly destined [...]
The good folks over at Pygmalion Music Festival announced some of the headliners for their annual festival in Champaign-Urbana…and damn, is it a good one. Foxygen, Dawes, Major Lazer, Chance The Rapper, Youth Lagoon, and The Head And The Heart as well as local favorites Elsinore and Grandkids all headline the festival, which runs from [...]
Here it is, guys. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Though we still have to wait a week for The Great Gatsby to hit theatres, thanks to the good people over at NPR, we how have a full album stream of the soundtrack. As with most Baz Luhrmann films, the soundtrack is star-studded and [...]
Kurt Vile’s latest album Walkin on a Pretty Daze has been one of the most pleasant surprises for me this year. Mr. Vile has a history of making good music, but this album has really stuck out to me for some reason. The new video for the project is for the song “Never Run Away” and [...]
Junip’s sophomore, self-titled album is every adjective that you have come to expect from a Jose Gonzalez project: relaxing, laid-back, peaceful, quiet. While this is far from a bad thing, Junip never seems to be able to rise above these descriptors and become more than easy to listen to background music. That being said, [...]
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