I recently made a playlist of dance-y tunes for a small get-together I threw, and these are some of the tracks that I played for it. Essentially, these are some of the tracks that I would most enjoy grooving too. We’re not talking about the fist pump or indie sway with this list; these [...]
Foxygen’s 2013 release We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic was easily one of the most surprising releases of this year so far. The new album, which featured a surprising amount of folky elements, showed how talented the band really could be. So talented, in fact, that they were booked for a headlining [...]
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 [...]
Lana Del Rey is back with a new video today. The new cut, “Summer Wine”, is a vintage homage to its original artist Nancy Sinatra. It is such an homage, in fact, that the entire video looks like it was shot through some sort of Instagram filter. I can’t say I’m Lana’s biggest fan, but [...]
Pitchfork Festival, Chicago’s second-largest summer music festival, announced their full lineup earlier today. Along with the added acts comes the days on which they will happen. Notable new adds include Toro y Moi, Yo La Tango, Mac DeMarco and Bell & Sebastian. Check out the full write-up on Pitchfork’s site, including info on where to buy tickets. [...]
This list is all about the germ that comes before the album: demos. Demos serve as the artist’s way of hearing how the song they’ve been working on actually sounds. These earlier versions of a song can be radically different when they appear on an album. A lot of times they are recorded at the artist’s house, [...]
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