BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 21, 2014 |
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
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 20, 2014 |
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
BY Emily Robinson in General on Aug 19, 2014 |
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
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Aug 19, 2014 |
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
BY Liz Galvao in Music Stuff on Aug 19, 2014 |
Whether performing as one half of the dream-pop duo Azure Ray, a member of Art in Manila, or as a solo artist, Orenda Fink has always been gifted at enticing her audience to come along on her personal journeys. The Omaha-via-Athens musician’s newest record Blue Dream is no exception. Written following a year of self-exploration and Jungian dream therapy in which her views on life, death, and the afterlife were challenged, Blue Dream is a dreamy testament to ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Aug 04, 2014 |
The first time I listened to electro-soul artist SHIRA, I felt as if I was no longer controlling what I was listening to, but rather it was controlling me. It was – no joke- an out of body experience; stronger than the chills you get from a song that touches you in ways that you forget only music can do. Her lyrics so boldly represent the power that women have inside of them; listening to her makes me want to connect with every woman on this planet and just ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Aug 04, 2014 |
I was binge watching some of my fave shows on Saturday night/Sunday morning when I checked Twitter and noticed my feed EXPLODING. I scroll down only to find out that the very anticipated, much rumored collab between Beyonce and Nicki Minaj had arrived earlier than expected.
With Nicki's push-back for Anaconda, we all expected it to come on Monday, but you know Bey, in that you don't actually know her. She doesn't care about our sleep schedule, she's all in ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Jul 31, 2014 |
This music is straight bangin’, pun intended.
Macy Gray is back with a music video that’s as dusky and devilish as her unmistakable voice, and twice as deadly. The video for “Bang Bang” is Bond-style debauchery at its sexiest with slow motion high-stakes poker, complete with dirty dancing, and some killer call girls in killer lingerie. The new single is off Gray’s upcoming eighth studio album “The Way,” out October ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 23, 2014 |
Was “American Boy” your favorite music video of 2009? Estelle’s new video for her song “Conqueror” just may be your favorite music video of 2014; she’s back with her black & white visual aesthetic and effortlessly cool attitude in this new song. Give it a listen - it’s hella motivational. Think the soundtrack for every summer sporting event ever. Estelle seems to have drawn from an inspiration in dance ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 10, 2014 |
Need to update your summer playlist? Just look to Got A Girl’s “There’s a Revolution” - no, but really. It sounds like the song for a “summer montage” in a film where everyone would be licking pink lollipops on the beach and batting around rainbow beach balls.
Their soundtrack vibe may be due to the fact that the duo met while filming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (aka THE Ramona Flowers) met Dan “The Automator” ... Read More