A Different Side of Grimes
Oct26

A Different Side of Grimes

A Different Side of Grimes By Marie Webster Imagine being in Times Square at three in the morning. The billboards are flashing and the city is empty except for you. It would be eerie but strangely interesting. That is how the music of Grimes (link) can be described; it is at once eerie, spooky, and beautiful. Grimes describes herself on her blog as a “surrealist yuppie, urban faery, … ” Needless to say, her music and personality...

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Brogan Bentley
Oct26

Brogan Bentley

Brogan Bentley By Lendsey C. Last year was the Chinese zodiac Year of the black Snake. It was a year meant for steady progress and attention to detail and that’s exactly what Brogan Bentley’s new album The Snake recorded during that year promises to bring. Back in 2012 you may remember the artist brought us his self-titled cassette (how’s that for retro!). The album put him on the map as a hypnotic, rhythmist...

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Tame Impala
Oct25

Tame Impala

Tame Impala By Scott Buettner Had John Lennon befriended Syd Barrett instead of Paul McCartney at that now-historic 1957 church picnic, the resulting musical partnership may have sounded much like Tame Impala. An inventive blend of 1960s psychedelia and modern indie rock with flairs for both melody and driving beats (think early Floyd meets Weezer meets Jack White); Tame Impala’s sound is largely the brainchild of Australian...

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Foxygen – And Star Power
Oct24

Foxygen – And Star Power

Foxygen – … And Star Power By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi I’ll be honest, I had to marinate over this one. It’s only appropriate when a genre-spanning, twenty-four track multi sectioned retrospective chronicle comes your way. But let me tell you a little bit about Foxygen first. Foxygen (link) is a Los Angeles duo comprised of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, who began experimenting in high school back in 2005 with a...

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Ryan Aderréy
Oct23

Ryan Aderréy

Ryan Aderréy By Harriet Kaplan Singer/songwriter Ryan Aderréy (link) just found out “A Miracle, My Love,” his single on Top 40 pop Billboard Indicator chart, has been nominated in the alternative category for a Hollywood Music In Media Award. “If you would have asked a year ago, I was in the verge of giving up,” Aderréy explained. “If you would have said you will be on Billboard charts, above all your...

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