On March 4, 2016 I interviewed Adam Jensen, a Boston native whose debut single, the deliciously dark, alt pop “Sandcastles,” was recently one of our #songoftheday selections. The only other track of his that I’d heard was his forthcoming second single, “Ritual,” which is even more amazing. Normally, I wouldn’t interview someone I’d...Read more
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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...
For me, Chelsea Wolfe’s albums have always been more about an overall vibe than specific songs taken individually. I do prefer certain songs, yes, but within the context of her albums. They’re not songs I’d necessarily take and put on a playlist. (They don’t necessarily play well with other artists.) I have to be...Read more
IAMX is the solo moniker of Chris Corner, formerly of Sneaker Pimps. (I only mention Sneaker Pimps because they were one of my favorite bands and I still love them.) Thus far, IAMX has released five studio albums along with a live album, a remix album and a few EPs. His first release...Read more
Sóley Stefánsdóttir was born in Hafnarfjörður, a small town just outside Reykjavík, Iceland but she now lives in said Capital. A singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer, she created every note on her second full-length album, Ask The Deep, herself. As a child, she studied jazz piano. Later, she attended the Icelandic Art Academy, where she studied composition...Read more
Yesterday we posted the details regarding [debut]’s Kickstarter campaign. To inspire people to fund the project, the Los Angeles based songwriter/producer, Gareth Thomas, is giving away a fantastic track (see link below), “Open Your Soul (LA Version).” We’re not sure if there’s another version of “Open Your Soul,” but the “LA Version” is...Read more
Noblesse Oblige's "Voices In My Head" is the final song on their stellar 2013 album Affair of the Heart and it's an uber-moody, downtempo track that just might have you hearing voices in your own head. The Mylène Farmer meets Massive Attack tune has been one...