Mixed Media

August 2016

Riley Etheridge Jr. - “Hush” (audio) (premiere)

“Hush” is the sound of reconciliation, an acceptance that things are how they are for a reason.


Changüí Majadero - “Vamos Pal Guaso” (video) (premeire)

Hypnotically repetitive and gloriously syncopated, "Vamos Pal Guaso" is captivating and liberating.


Tattletale Saints - “Big City Women” (video) (premiere)

“Big City Women” is a tale of woe and disillusionment wrapped up in soft guitar and upright bass, a lament of the anonymizing power of the city in a homey package.


The Dexateens - “Teenage Hallelujah” (audio) (premiere)

"Teenage Hallelujah" is the quintessential Southern rock song, dusty and distorted and frenetic.


Jordan DePaul - “No Good For You” (video) (premiere)

Jordan DePaul’s electric country has rightfully turned heads, and the young singer’s fierceness makes for a captivating listen.


The Conquerors - “Turned Me to Stone” (audio) (premiere)

There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.


Megan Slankard - “Bones Live Forever” (video) (premiere)

Guitars yelp and wail over Slankard’s affected snarl, purely-distilled verve animating their dizzying distortion.


Crushed Out - “Skinny Dippin” (video) (premiere)

We’re past the point of applications for “song of the summer,” but the burst of energy that is “Skinny Dippin” fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely.


Teenage Fanclub - “I’m in Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"I'm in Love" is pretty much what you'd expect from these Scottish indie vets -- timeless college rock with an irresistible AM radio sheen.


Beach House - “The Traveller” (Singles Going Steady)

How you gauge the success of this track depends on how satisfied you are with Beach House simply sounding like Beach House.


July 2016

//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

// Sound Affects

"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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