Monday, June 26, 2017
Evocative track from Grizzly Bear's upcoming record Painted Ruins. Touching on impermanence and issues as personal as homelessness, and as global as war and refugees, it's a deeply moving and haunting track.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Bitch, I don't need introduction
Follow my simple instruction
Wind to the left, sway to the right
Drop it down low and take it back high."
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
From their first album since 1996, Ride showcase their signature sound (driving basslines, fuzzed out guitars, beautiful harmonies) and spike it with electronic flourishes on lead track "Lannoy Point." While Weather Diaries doesn't reach the highs of Nowhere or Going Blank Again, it is definitely a vast improvement over Tarantula.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Gorgeous electronic pop track from CVRL, featuring the lovely vocals of Karin Park. If you are looking for a Chvrches-esque fix, this will satisfy you.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
From her amazing new record CTRL, SZA throws down this smooth pop track. You really need to check out the album, as it blurs all the lines between pop, R&B, rock, and electronic music. A true gem.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
People slag Major Lazer all the time, but you know what? They know how to throw down some serious summer jams. Really love this effortlessly catchy track.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Beach Fossils' new record Somersault is some of the best shimmering guitar pop of this year. What I love about the tracks on this record is that they seem to lock into a groove, but then are constantly changing directions and morphing shape, so that there is always something new to hear when you are listening. "Sugar" is a prime example.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
A dear friend of mine killed himself this week. It's haunted me because I wish I had at least been able to talk to him and hopefully make him see there is such beauty in this world despite all the pressures we have. The day I found out I heard this new song from Active Child that struck a chord with me.
"I dedicate my life to something richer
And all the things that come
'Cuz that's no price at all
And I know you'll be there
And I want you to know I care because
Keep your head up, hold your head up even though
It's a cruel world."
If you feel you can't go on, please try to reach out to someone, even if they are a stranger. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is at 1-800-273-8255.