Mixed Media

August 2016

Trapdoor Social - “Sunshine” (lyric video) (premiere)

“Sunshine” is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies.


Boogarins - “Cuerdo” (video) (premiere)

Guitars detune as the song progresses, weather-beaten toms rattle along sadly, and the vocals are not so much featured as entombed in the song.


Camera - ‘Phantom Of Liberty’ (album stream) (premiere)

Camera has come through with eight tracks of frenetic Krautrock, reckless and relentless the whole way through.


Ben Millburn - “I’ll Go” (audio) (premiere)

“I’ll Go” doesn’t so much progress as creep forward, spidery guitar ricocheting off Ben Millburn’s howl.


Cody Johnson - “Wild As You” (audio) (premiere)

“Wild As You” is timeless, the pop-heavy end of the genre that fits almost anywhere from the radio to the bar to the stadium.


Rihanna - “Sledgehammer” (Singles Going Steady)

Rihanna's vocal soaring provides the requisite goosebumps.


Keaton Henson - “Alright” (Singles Going Steady)

Keaton Henson is a purist singer-songwriter that wears his old soul on his sleeve.


Young the Giant - “Something to Believe In” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a prototypical Young the Giant track through and through, replete with chugging guitars, no-frills indie rock production, and a cloud-clutching chorus.


Motion Graphics - “Lense” (Singles Going Steady)

Motion Graphics' Joe Williams floats through a gossamer vocal melody that seems to be surrounded by the overgrown flora of a strange, alien landscape.


Courtney Barnett - “Elevator Operator” (Singles Going Steady)

Courtney Barnett is one of the most gifted storytellers working in the contemporary indie scene.


July 2016

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