By Dean Cowles Shamir, an artist whose work often defies simple genre labels, is back with an ode to our generation – 90’s kids! Beneath the pop-culture pastiche is a fairly simple but interesting message about the anxiety of youth. Shamir’s voice floats above computer sounds and an echoey melody as his mouth is superimposed […]
By Claire Winegarner Cut Copy’s latest single will make you wanna dance! The third single from their upcoming album “Haiku From Zero,” “Black Rainbows” is upbeat, exciting and alive. This is the perfect song to use to celebrate the last days of summer.
By Elorm Nutakor It’s 5 a.m. in Toronto, and I sit at a flight terminal in Pearson International Airport, waiting for boarding call. Naturally, my headphones are blasting Drake’s “5AM in Toronto” as I soak in the moment. It’s clearly cause for celebration considering I just checked off another bucket list item. I’m on a […]
“So Now What” by The Shins demonstrates a new side of vocalist James Mercer. It’s filled with 80s-esque synth pop and an unforgettable chorus melody. – Grant Sharples
“3WW” is the first release off alt-J’s upcoming album Relaxer. The song features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, who adds a new depth to the standard alt-J vocals. 3WW, or three worn words, is repeated throughout the song, “Oh these three worn words that you whisper, like the rubbing hands of tourists in Verona, I just want to […]
The latest release by lo-fi extraordinaire Alex G, his first since 2015’s Beach Music, is an exploration into the folksier side of his usual sound. The gentle strumming guitar and and his Elliot Smith-esque crooning, accompanied by the twanging fiddle and delicate harmonization present a much subtler and melodic alternative to his other new single, […]
Trampoline was one of our more jazzy adds this week, as Jidenna serenades us with a song about his love interest and his “romantic’ time with her. Despite the raunchy nature of the song, the lyrics are surprisingly thoughtful, as Jidenna raps about having relations with his muse while at the same time singing about how […]