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  • Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry
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    Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

    Beach House, Depression Cherry (Sub Pop) August 28, 2015 Sub Pop page   “With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies,” the band declared on the Depression Cherry release page on the […] More

  • Electric Wire Hustle – “Brother Sun”

    Electric Wire Hustle – “Brother Sun”

    Following their second LP breakthrough, Love Can Prevail, New Zealand-based neo-soul duo Electric Wire Hustle are back with the Kimbra-featuring “Brother Sun,” a single off their forthcoming Aeon EP, due out August 28 on Bastard Jazz Recordings. “Brother Sun” has a sad groove that feels like a winded-down disco party. With soul vocal loops and […] More

  • Interview: Vagabon
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    Interview: Vagabon

    Having finished a summer tour and restructuring their line-up to a three piece, Brooklyn-based Vagabon, who gained traction after the release of their Persian Garden EP with its compulsive guitar freak-outs and leader Laetitia’s smokey vocals, sit down for a quick chat about their June tour, what’s next for the band, and their influences (or lack […] More

  • RAC (Remix Artist Collective) – “Falling Hard” feat. Madi Diaz
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    RAC (Remix Artist Collective) – “Falling Hard” feat. Madi Diaz

    RAC (Remix Artist Collective) released an original number last Friday, “Falling Hard” featuring synth pop artist Madi Diaz. For this single, RAC mastermind André Allen Anjos seems to be channeling equal parts beat-driven dance music and the noir synth sound of Johnny Jewel. With an opening that sounds like an 8-bit interpretation of the “Nightcall” […] More

  • Color Plus – Netcika

    Color Plus – Netcika

    New York-based Color Plus has been steadily rising in profile as part of Brooklyn’s Swim Team crew, a collective of like-minded dance and beat-driven music aficionados. But with the release of the Netcika EP, there’s a case for Color Plus being the standout. If you’ve ever played the cult-favorite music/puzzle game Lumines, then you might […] More

  • Mac DeMarco – “No Other Heart”

    Mac DeMarco – “No Other Heart”

    At the rate that Mac DeMarco is debuting new songs, we might have heard everything from his upcoming mini-LP Another One before it even comes out, not that anyone’s complaining. Debuting on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, “No Other Heart” is a bluesy number that would fit snugly on his last record, Salad Days. The […] More

  • Shinya Sugimoto’s Melancholy Piano

    Shinya Sugimoto’s Melancholy Piano

    Shinya Sugimoto is a composer who splits his time between Osaka, Japan and New York. This year, he released an EP of somber piano and ambient pieces that’s dedicated to memories of his father who passed away earlier this year. It’s ambient piano music that won’t exactly appeal to say, the PC Music crowd, but […] More

  • Empress Of – “Kitty Kat”

    Empress Of – “Kitty Kat”

    New York-based musician Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of has shared a new track “Kitty Kat” on top of announcing a September-bound debut album, Me, from Terrible Records. Watch the track’s accompanying music video below which shows Rodriguez going through the lyric-laden postcards of a not-so-great relationship while she writes down the song’s chorus lyrics over and over again in a […] More

  • The Drums – “There is Nothing Left” (TOKiMONSTA remix)

    The Drums – “There is Nothing Left” (TOKiMONSTA remix)

    It’s been an uphill battle for Brooklyn indie rock band the Drums the past few years. Hyped back in 2009 as part of a Beach Boys-revival “surf’s up!” vanguard that included Best Coast and Beach Fossils, the band’s since been swept up by the hip hop and electronic zeitgeist. But evidently, LA-based electronic musician and […] More

  • Review: Yumi Zouma – EP II

    Review: Yumi Zouma – EP II

    Yumi Zouma make some of the most serene and comfortable pop I’ve heard all year. Originally from New Zealand (but now based mainly in New York and Paris), the misty three-person synthpop group have been on the blog radar with single “The Brae” and a 2014 EP that earned adoration from mp3 outlets like Gorilla vs. […] More

  • Oddisee – “Counter-Clockwise”

    Oddisee – “Counter-Clockwise”

    Oddisee is rapper Amir Elkhalifa hailing from suburban Maryland but now based in Brooklyn. The rapper’s had a small but dedicated following since his studio debut in 2008 and just released another album back in May from Mellow Music Group called The Good Fight, a delirious blend of Hip hop, soul, and car-chase funk. On […] More

  • PWR BTTM – “Ugly Cherries”

    PWR BTTM – “Ugly Cherries”

    On PWR BTTM’s “Ugly Cherries”, the Hudson-based queer punk duo Ben Hopkins and Oliver Bruce remind listeners that punk doesn’t have to be no-nonsense and bone-grinding, instead, they’re here to showcase a different punk, one that’s more pop and melodic. Following the laser beam guitar solo that recalls various 90s pop punk luminaries, “Ugly Cherries” […] More