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Last year, BANKS quietly dropped her initial EPs Fall Over and London, causing mass hysteria fueled by torch single “This Is What It Feels Like.” From there it was BANKS BANKS BANKS, commonly called the “female Weeknd,” yet her full-length Goddess surpasses any comparisons thrown her way. Available on iTunes HERE: smarturl.it/BANKS_iTunesDLX Available on Spotify HERE: ... Read More
Karen O’s solo debut was stolen from her. Though Crush Songs, out today on Cult Records, is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer’s first official solo album, fans have most likely already heard KO at Home, the 14 home-recorded songs that were posted on the Internet in 2006. Originally a private gift for TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, KO at Home was leaked when someone found the CD in Sitek’s apartment after he’d moved out. In that context, ... Read More
Zola Jesus is bigger than… well, you know. And if you don't, allow me to enlighten you with her brand new video for her song "Dangerous Days." Her music style is definitely cooler, darker and far more nuanced than many artists performing today, and I think we definitely all want to get lost within the spooky, mysterious world she so skillfully creates.The song itself is from her upcoming album TAIGA, to be released this October, and ventures further ... Read More
  Australian multi-instrumentalist Lara Meyerratken, AKA El May, has fashioned her own brand of romantic, gorgeous retro indie-pop that can speak to your broken heart while simultaneously making you want to get up and dance. “Thrills” is no exception. Jam-packed with infectious synth beats, bouncy percussion, and simple piano chords, the track has Meyerratken urging an introverted lover to let loose and have fun. El May’s voice is powerful, ... Read More
  Could there be a better album than Gemma Ray’s Milk For Your Motors to transition us from the ice-cream brightness of summer to the chilly, moody, whiskey-soaked ides of fall? Definitely not. This killer follow-up to Gemma Ray's equally strong Island Fire balances light and dark on a razor's edge, that eerie interplay between the creepy and the mundane that David Lynch has been toiling in for decades.   In fact, much of Milk For Your Motors feels ... Read More
London's Fat White Family are a refreshingly unique band with a bratty name, one that might just keep the kind of people who would really like them from checking them out. Their newest release, Champagne Holocaust, isn’t a true new release—it previously existed on the band’s Bandcamp page, and has now been given an official CD release on Fat Possum Records.That same freedom from convention can be found in Fat White Family’s ... Read More
I love music that makes me feel like waking up with a smile on my face, music that makes me want to wear a monochromatic red ensemble and dance on the street with strangers and music that makes me idolize Kimbra, even more than I thought I did.  Disco is back, Dame Edna dresses are back, KIMBRA IS BACK. For her second album The Golden Echo, Kimbra had a lot of pressure placed on her shoulders, but she certainly delivered and then some, especially with the ... Read More
The hardcore/punk/whatever gods have opened up the sky and blessed us with new songs from not just one, but two of the most talented bands making music right now.    Perfect Pussy and Joanna Gruesome are releasing a split 7” (because, of course, it’s on vinyl) that features two new songs from both artists *Heart palpitations*. It is yet to be released until some time in September, BUT DON’T LOSE FAITH. They each made one of the ... Read More
Haim’s new music video for “My Song 5” is a well-built, star-studded tease of a music video. It’s also safe to say I loved pretty much every minute of it. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want me to spoil it for you, STOP READING and watch the video below.The standout, beat heavy track from their debut Days Are Gone creates a pretty dramatic backdrop for a Jerry Springer/Maury Povitch-type show. ... Read More
Jessica Hernandez stares back at you from the cover of her debut album, not unlike the Mona Lisa with her inscrutable smile. In the primed-for-Instagram pic (the Walden filter could surely add that halo of blue) Hernandez sports a Sister Wives bun and a prairie shirt of which Laura Ingalls Wilder would certainly approve. Her attire screams sugar and spice and everything nice, but that smirk, well, that smirk is more in line with the album’s title, Secret ... Read More
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