Just this morning, Sigur Rós released the video for “Fjögur Píanó,” from their new album, Valtari. Despite the fact that the video's highlights include topless bed-gymnastics, bondage and body-painting in a room filled with dead butterflies, and some friends enjoying hallucinogenic lollipops in an underwater car, the strangest part of this video has to be the fact that the whole thing stars a naked, ... Read More
Dream-psych duo Peaking Lights’ third full-length album, Lucifer, is their most accessible yet. Out June 19th on Mexican Summer in the US and on Weird World June 18th in the U.K, it follows last year’s release of the incredible summer lovin’ 936. This latest album contains a similar meditative atmosphere, with grooving rhythms and rich textures, but it's gentler than their 2011 record. Lucifer is comparatively more like a ... Read More
I often hear artists and musicians respond in interviews that they do what they do because of an intense and mysterious compulsion. This strong drive is difficult to understand unless personally experienced, but to Iceland’s Sigríður Níelsdóttirit, the feeling was all too familiar. So much, in fact, that she recorded a catalog of over 700 songs within seven years at the tender age of 70.
Lovingly known as ‘Grandma Lo-Fi,’ ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
in Music Stuff
on Jun 12, 2012
YOU OUGHTA KNOW that Alanis Morissette’s new single “Guardian” is here. It’s a precursor to her album that’s dropping in August by the name of Havoc and Bright Lights. And if you love Alanis you probably know that on June 19th she is giving a TimesTalk. But if that isn’t enough for you, you can pre-party as well.
It’s been 17 years since Jagged Little Pill came out. Can you believe it? “Ironic”, “Hand ... Read More
Last week the DJ saved my lunch. Which, in turn, probably saved my life from a lifetime of bad burgers. On my typical nine-to-five, I duck out for a salad and promptly return to glue myself to a computer chair. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up to interview my favorite DJ, Samantha Duenas, better known as SoSuperSam, at Shake Shack to experience the ultimate lunch break experience. Sam gave me some food for thought on what DJing is all about, which coast ... Read More