By Ben Luty I don’t know how he does it, but everything Kanye West does is simultaneously genius and idiotic. Kanye is no stranger to things that somehow manage to be good and bad. On ye, he decides to release a seven-song, 23-minute album that was pretty clearly written and produced within the last month […]
By Carter Phillips FIO aka Sam Elrod in his first widely released single captures a unique mix of relaxation and excitement. It is a great track for those specific moments where the stress fades and your life begins. this is a track for Friday afternoons, and the beginning of summer. If you like this track, […]
By Stella Peters Tyler, the Creator wastes no time with his new single “OKRA”, jumping in with grittier instrumentals and darker lyrics than we were treated with on Flower Boy. Though Tyler has made the claim that “OKRA” is merely a single and not an inclination of what we should expect on future albums, artists’ sounds […]
By Ryan G. Lionmilk is an anomaly among the ocean of so-called lo-fi beat makers of this digital era. Strapped with some heavy jazz piano skills, he plays his own melodies and sings his own harmonies, placing him in a musical world of his own. In a single released last week, Lionmilk cooked up a […]
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. […]