Mixed Media

July 2016

DYAN - “Looking For Knives” (audio) (premiere)

It’s synthpop in its most toned-down sense, the kind of music that reminds you that taking off the accelerator can provide a sumptuous result too.


Elijah Noll - “Dirty Games” (audio) (premiere)

It’s driving, it’s sad, and it’s viscerally triumphant all at once; in other words, it’s everything that makes a good pop song in three and a half minutes.


Beware of Darkness - “Dope” (video) (premiere)

“Dope” is all spunk and quick-licking riffs, starry and sharp guitars cutting through with gale force after a quietly powerful chorus.


Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".


High Dive Heart - “Misfit” (video) (premiere)

If “Misfit” is any indication, poptimism is thankfully alive and well.


So Much Light - “Justin Bieber at the Gates of Hell” (audio) (premiere)

It’s alt-pop in the same world as Flume or How to Dress Well, morose and triumphant and serene all at once.


NYVES - “Just Give Up” (video) (premiere)

"Just Give Up" takes a couple key elements from NYVES’ past -- eardrum-crushing snares, rippling bass -- and gives them a futuristic sheen, plating smooth chrome over the frenzied metal spirit thrashing within.


Sara Watkins - “Young in All the Wrong Ways” (Singles Going Steady)

"Young in All the Wrong Ways" showcases Sara Watkins sinewy, up-from-the-toes wail and knack for writing songs suffused with heart-wrenching sincerity.


Sara Rachele and the Skintights - “When You’ve Found It Out” (audio) (premiere)

“When You’ve Found It Out” is a wandering behemoth of a song, equal parts immense rocker and wispy pop specter.


Ethan Burns - “22 Knots” (audio) (premiere)

The pained trudge of "22 Knots" is rock in its most troubadour sense, the sound of getting away from the grind just to stay lucid.


June 2016

May 2016

//Mixed media
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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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