Scott Interrante currently pursuing a master’s degree in musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender in pop music. He also writes for Short and Sweet NYC, The Absolute, and Dear Song In My Head. Scott is an avid Taylor Swift fan and is watching Battlestar Galactica on Netflix.
Thursday, December 19 2013
If 2013 has proved anything, it's that K-pop's worldwide appeal is much more than a passing fad like "Gangnam Style".
Monday, December 2 2013
The Americana rockabilly sensibility of Toy Soldiers' The Maybe Boys instantly transports you to an old barn that has been converted to a dance bar where you've already had a few too many drinks. Recorded "mostly live," the album feels more like a party you're enjoying than a collection of songs you're listening to, which is certainly not a bad thing.
Monday, October 14 2013
With emo melodies dressed up in disco guitar grooves and '80s rock reverb, the 1975's self-titled album makes for one of the year's most compelling, if flawed, debuts of the year.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
With a nostalgic approach that captures the best elements of '90s R&B and '50s doo-wop, the newest Nickelodeon-turned-pop star, Ariana Grande has created an impressive debut that sets her apart from her peers.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Joining together string sextets by Tchaikovsky and Schönberg, the Emerson String Quartet excellently highlights the journey from Romanticism to Modernism, and their own journey to a new chapter in their career.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
July has brought the full-fledged summertime songs to K-pop, so get ready for massive pop hooks, breezy production, and over-saturated music videos.
Thursday, July 10 2014
With summer officially arriving, K-pop in June was filled with huge comebacks from veteran artists like PSY and Taeyang as well as rookie groups like Got7 and the controversial solo debut from Hyomin.
Monday, June 16 2014
For the last proper song on The Beach Boys Today, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys craft their most inventive and sublime track to date, "In the Back of My Mind".
Monday, June 9 2014
Likely the first song written for The Beach Boys Today!, "She Knows Me Too Well" is surprisingly sophisticated and unique.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
As the K-pop industry got back on its feet following the Sewol ferry tragedy last month, May proved to be an exciting month of comebacks and debuts.