Monthly Archives: August 2015
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BON JOVI: BURNING BRIDGES
If you want to avoid a headache, you should probably avoid reading this review. You see, this is the most confusing — if not even slightly controversial — album Bon Jovi has ever released. First of all, Jon Bon Jovi and camp keep calling it a “fan album,” stating that their next album...Read more
LYRIC VIDEO: Katharine McPhee – “Stranger Than Fiction”
Now, here's something we never expected to hear -- a Katharine McPhee EDM song. It's pretty good, too. Our only small complaint is that this sounds more like a remix than an actual song....
#songoftheday / #remixoftheweek: CHVRCHES – LEAVE A TRACE (FOUR TET REMIX) + TOUR DATES
NEWS: NICK SANBORN (SYLVAN ESSO) ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO PROJECT: MADE OF OAK
PENUMBRA EP OUT NOVEMBER 6, 2015 ON PARTISAN RECORDS TOUR WITH TUSKHA (PHIL MOORE OF BOWERBIRDS) PRESS RELEASE: Partisan Records is thrilled to announce Nick Sanborn’s (Sylvan Esso) new solo project, Made of Oak. Partisan will release his debut EP Penumbra on November 6, 2015. A teaser trailer that features snippets of new...Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: Dead Letter Circus – “In Plain Sight”
The band Dead Letter Circus immediately reminds me of is Silverchair -- and not just because they're both from Australia. And I'm not talking about Silverchair's early work when they were more or less a Nirvana clone. I'm talking about Silverchair's last three albums (Neon Ballroom,...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: GHOST: MELIORA
Meliora is the third full-length album by Swedish rockers Ghost. The title is the Latin adjective meaning “better,” so it should come as no surprise that this is Ghost’s best album to date. Recently, Ghost unveiled their new frontman Papa Emeritus III, who just so happens to sound like Papa Emeritus II and...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MELANIE MARTINEZ: CRY BABY
I could go on and on about how Melanie Martinez should have won her season on The Voice but I’ll simply say this: she was far too talented — as a unique *artist,* not just a singer — to win a show where the singers perform cover songs almost exclusively. At the time,...Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: N-A-I-V-E-S – “Horizon”
N-A-I-V-E-S was formed in 2012 when the stars aligned perfectly and all that jazz and Marc Jacc, a super talented multi-instrumentalist and the former singer of the French band Megasushi (Paris, 2006 -2012), met Lapo Frost, a hip Italian producer and bass player (Frost, Fanny Games) who was...
#songoftheday / REVIEW: BOOTS – “AQUARIA” (Audio) ft. Deradoorian
Boots is fast becoming one of today's leading producers, especially when it comes to artsy pop. Most recently, he worked on FKA twig's M3LL15X, but he's also worked on high profile albums like Beyoncé's self-titled album. Now he's gearing up to release his debut album, which...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DEAD LORD: HEADS HELD HIGH (OUT FRIDAY 8/21/15)
The first time I heard Dead Lord from Sweden I was mighty perplexed. This was largely because they’re on Century Media Records, who typically release music that’s extremely heavy and entirely modern, two things you couldn’t exactly accuse Dead Lord of being. But by the time I finished listening to their new album,...Read more
RED HOT DANCE MUSIC: Solsine – “Proton” (feat. Brownie & Santego)
Remember back in the '90's when 2 step/garage had its big moment, arguably peaking with Craig David's international smash "Fill Me In"? Well, Solsine would seem to remember it, too. And, guess what, that's not a bad thing. Somehow, the way they blend garage and...
#songoftheday / REVIEW: GREEN BUZZARD: “SLOW IT DOWN”
Since releasing their debut single, "Zoo Fly," back in June, Sydney's Green Buzzard have been lighting up the blogosphere like a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, they've received accolades from the likes of The Guardian and NME. Recently, their cover of Tobias Jesso Jr’s "Hollywood"...
VIDEO: Selena Gomez – “Good For You” *NEW VERSION* ft. A$AP ROCKY (Explicit)
#songoftheday / VIDEO: The Mynabirds – “Wildfire”
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