By Evie Stone MGMT’s new track fits well into the macabre theme for the rest of the album (which will be released February 9th): somewhat discordant, yet entrancingly melodic, and a hit nonetheless. There are hints of influence from their past projects, especially noticeable in the vocals, exemplified through some lyrics sounding intentionally strained (as […]
By Jarrod Russo Vundabar released their single “Diver” in December. This is a slower alternative tune that encapsulates a mildly depressing sound through the use of Brandon Hagon’s silky smooth vocals accompanied by a clean guitar riff and light snare-symbol drum progression. If you dig alternative, you’ve got to check out Vundabar. I promise you […]
By Theo Bloom 3 years after “The Love Panic,” an album not unlike Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” due to its subject matter dealing with the tumultuous relationship between bandmates/lovers Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esperand, The Echo-Friendly has returned with a single called “Power Through” that describes the status of their relationship. No longer center stage is […]
By Jarrod Russo If you are a fan of TDE, which anyone who likes hip hop will tend to be, then you should check out their newest recruit, SiR, in his new single Something Foreign. SiR laces this slow beat with a melodic piano riff while talking about “pulling up in something foreign” in order […]
By Riley Evans Ameer Vann shows off some of his solo talent on this track, separating himself from his other work as a lead vocalist for the up and coming group ‘BROCKHAMPTON’ . In the lyrics he talks of the various addictions in day to day life and how none of them give him the […]
By Owen Brock Princess Nokia’s lyrics slash and cut through a gorgeous beat in this track similar to that of a Kitana, a character from the video game, Mortal Kombat. With repetitive patterns of charged rhythm, this track will hype anyone up. Nokia also recently displayed a badass act against racism on a subway in […]
By Noah McCarty MGMT makes a successful return to the limelight with Little Dark Age, a dark, 80s-inspired track with minor synths galore. All the MGMT staples are here: cryptic lyrics, danceable beats and an attention to detail that raises the band above other synth-pop acts.
By Will Udo Lead singer of Hiatus Kayote, Nai Palm, drops her much anticipated new album with an array of sounds that magnetically attract and ease the ear. The Melbourne native carries futuristic neo-soul energy within her voice along with her streamline guitar plucks.
By Jordan Look Although the subject matter is heavy as H.E.R. pleads with her significant other to “let her in” on the 3rd track on her self-named 2017 album, she doesn’t go the expected route. While some would think this subject matter would call for a sad, melodic tone, she comes strong with a background […]
By Owen Brock With blends of R&B and contemporary electronic flow, Kelela truly delivers in “Blue Light.” Filled with contrasting rhythms, it is the tenth track on the artist’s newest album, Take Me Apart. Her use of combination and juxtaposition of style in the album is apparent all the way, prompting listeners to dance in […]