By Bradee Williams This single, in preparation for SALES upcoming second album, sets up for both a tonal continuation and an acceleration of the band’s dreamy pop-influenced earlier work. The rising, head-bob-inducing syncopation and soft guitar riffs feed into SALES’ ability to make us dance and make us feel all at once.
By Mollie Harrison Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils released this cover of Yung Lean’s “Agony” on his birthday a few weeks ago. Released alongside the cover was an impromptu video shot by the lead singer while, “walking around in a haze,” as he phrases on Twitter. The band transforms the original track’s sparse instrumentation into […]
By Owen Brock For the longest time, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya was unable to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a delicious breakfast cereal intricately sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. When he was finally old enough, Nnamdi finally ate Cinnamon Toast Crunch, to which he stated, “Victory is mine.” We spoke with Nnamdi after his show at Cafe Berlin […]
By Elorm Nutakor For the second piece in a series of snapshots into the souls of the aughts, we look with disdain toward Pitchfork’s celebration of the year 1998. The publication’s series about 1998 has highlighted the top 50 albums of that year, the best music videos of that year, overlooked electronic albums and more. […]
By Kaila Echevarría Janelle Monae is finally back and has blessed us all with the bisexual anthem, “Make Me Feel” off her upcoming album Dirty Computer. The single has drawn many comparisons to the late Prince who has working on the new album with Monae before he passed away in 2016. He gave her the […]
By Carter Phillips In the lead single off of her upcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett delivers a searing address to her internet “critics.” She spends most of the peppy track going back and forth from pitying these sad men to just laughing at the absurdity of their complaints and arguments […]
By Ryan Groom Jazz and Neo-Soul artist Liv.e just dropped a new gem on her Soundcloud page. With production hailing from the likes of Swarvy, this new track is coated with dust and character. Take D’Angelo and Jill Scott, and also that old piano from your grandma’s basement, and you’ll get an idea of the […]
By Claire Winegarner James Blake’s new single takes a welcome departure from his previous works. “If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is dark and disorienting, with jumpy, pitched vocals and a rich baseline. This track is challenging – even jarring at first – but the complex production will capture the listener and become a […]