Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Billy Dries
With his sophomore release, Blood Orange delivered an absolute masterpiece. The R&B meets disco groove of the album immediately captured me and drew me in. From the first track, “Chamkay”, to the closing, “Time Will Tell”, the album keeps the listener guessing, weaving in and out of multiple genres it gets almost anybody on their feet and dancing.
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kelly Burchard – The Neighbourhood – I Love You
While their album came out earlier this year, The Neighbourbood’s I Love You is just now making its way into my Top 25 Most Played iTunes playlist. Their motley crew of electric, hip-hop and indie rock sound is something that is hard not to like. All the tracks on I Love You flow into each other so smoothly, and while this isn’t necessarily the album that makes you want to get up and dance, it is definitely worth a listen to, if you haven’t already.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Indie pop band Little Daylight, released their EP “Tunnel Vision.” The New York based artist’s EP is a easy listen- combining synthesizers, grandeur drums and light vocals. (more…)
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
Letter Grade: A
Today Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange released his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe, world wide via Domino Records. Opening with the lead singles, “Chamkay” and “You’re Not Good Enough”, the album draws you in and sets you up to be blown away by the third track “Uncle Ace”, possibly the pinnacle of Dev Hynes’ young song writing career.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kait Connaughton - Beach House - Bloom
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Letter Grade – B+
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Glass Animals EP
Harvest Record’s recording artist, released their 4 track self titled EP, “Glass Animals.” The album has a haunting/spacey sound. The indie pop band makes use of synthesizers and artificial sounds to bring each songs to life. Dave Barley’s voice definitely keeps the listener captured and wanting to listen more and more. The album is very innovative and captures the essence of who Glass Animals are and is a great indicator of what’s to come from them in the future.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Adding up the wasted hours
The Lonely Forest
The Lonely Forest, an indie rock band from Anacortes, Washington releases their fourth studio album, Adding up the Wasted Hours on October 15, 2013. The album is a mix of indie rock and the influence of synthesizers to give it a unique sound. The introduction of synthesizers really enhances the sound of each and every song. The Lonely Forest though does not stray to far from from its indie roots. Adding up the Wasted Hours is similar to music from the Bombay Bicycle Club and Vampire Weekend. Every song on the album is a new journey that the listener is taken on. (more…)
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Letter Grade: Ralphie’s A++++++++++++++++++
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
The rock band, Linkin Park released its second remix album, Recharged, on October 29, 2013. The album fell short from the band’s usual numetal sound. It was manufactured, and not as organic as the band’s usual sound. The remix album sounds very dubstep, which usually would be a great thing to add to a rock sound. (more…)