Elena Setién's Another Kind of Revolution conceptualizes transformation as rooted in empowerment. The album is a recognition of women and their ability to act as catalysts for a popular and personal insurgency.
Despite the title, Maggie Rogers' Heard It in a Past Life provides a snapshot of life in America today. The past is past, the present is hard to define, but the future is coming, and it just may be awesome.
DAWN's lyrics on New Breed suggest life can be carnival, if you let yourself go. The instrumentation reinforces this message with a corporal, even carnal, insistence. The instinctive need to boogie cannot be denied.
With her new record, Aviary, Julia Holter expands her scope to include elements of free improvisation, neo-classical leanings, and folk-induced hallucinations, thereby producing a substantial work of art.
As an artist who boldly blurs the line between avant-garde aesthetics and pop accessibility, Julia Holter's new album comes at us as a statement, and one that speaks to the power of her artistic journey.
Noirwave purposely intersects the personal, political, and creative to inspire cultural artifacts. Petite Noir's recent endeavor, La Maison Noir, a six-track EP, is equal parts breathtaking and breath-giving.