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Album Review: St. Vincent’s Masseduction Is The Album of The Week

St. Vincent’s Masseduction is colorfully creepy, and my choice for album of the week. By now, most have seen the video for her track, “Los Ageless”, and can get a feel of what this record is all about. In this time and age, how we connect to each other has been realized for its importance… Continue reading Album Review: St. Vincent’s Masseduction Is The Album of The Week

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Album Review: Alex Lahey Needs You To Know “I Love You Like A Brother”

Remember Josie And The Pussycats. The cartoon was a color splash of girl power, and the film soundtrack one of the BEST ever made. Both became cultural staples in proving that things made to be “fun” and “silly” can be taken seriously or rather have serious execution. I have reviewed Alex Lahey before, and spoke… Continue reading Album Review: Alex Lahey Needs You To Know “I Love You Like A Brother”

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Album Review: Yumi Zouma Give You Peace By The “Willowbank”

Sometimes, it is a location that inspires a spirit. We go to people and things like, books or Oprah, in hopes that someone or something will give us the strength to be better. Yumi Zouma went to their native New Zealand to create their October 6 release, Willowbank. The irony returning home to create did… Continue reading Album Review: Yumi Zouma Give You Peace By The “Willowbank”

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Artist Close- Up: Shigeto Turns Detroit City Into A Fashion Capital For Music

Combining trap, hip-hop, jazz, Detroit techno & ambient electronics, Shigeto’s The New Monday has turned the sounds of Detroit into the neon city of Tron. Basslines zoom through on futuristic motor-bikes to investigate the lives and wonder you will find one night in Detroit. . It is oddly befitting to have such a futuristic, even “arcade… Continue reading Artist Close- Up: Shigeto Turns Detroit City Into A Fashion Capital For Music

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Concert Review: The Belle Game Serve Synth- Pop Self-Empowerment At Brooklyn Steel

I reviewed The Belle Game’s Fear/Nothing for its usage of synth-pop as a platform for self-empowerment. Lead singer Andrea Lo furthered proved what I already knew, fear is nothing, and if you take it up, you turn your heart into nothing, as well. Hence, I was unsurprised to discover a band that give a performance… Continue reading Concert Review: The Belle Game Serve Synth- Pop Self-Empowerment At Brooklyn Steel

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Album Review: Romes Show Us Why We LOVE Mainstream Pop In Happy Debut

I had the pleasure to see Romes in concert, and their self-titled debut album delivers in barrels their fun, summery energy. This band aims for euphoria, and approaching life and romance like a dream. Each songs feels like you are running to your love across a sun-soaked beach, which makes my choice album of the… Continue reading Album Review: Romes Show Us Why We LOVE Mainstream Pop In Happy Debut

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Album Review: Canon Blue Creativity Is Born In Isolation In “Lasso Yo”

Conceived during increasingly long periods of isolation caused by increasingly intense bouts of anxiety and depression,  Canon Blue’s Lasso Yo weaves those difficult personal struggles into a lyrically earnest and musically rich collection of songs. Beneath layered synths packed together to exemplify Canon Blue’s own feelings of compression, Lasso Yo is the exploration of how… Continue reading Album Review: Canon Blue Creativity Is Born In Isolation In “Lasso Yo”

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Album Review: Kelela Builds Her Spirit And Sound In “Take Me Apart”

A debut says a lot about an artist, and Kelela makes two things clear: she is simple and self-aware. In many ways, those are the most beautiful things you can be. In her debut, Take Me Apart she goes through a “Rhythm Nation” of beats to serve gorgeous self-reflection. Love can leave you vulnerable, but… Continue reading Album Review: Kelela Builds Her Spirit And Sound In “Take Me Apart”

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Album Review: Cults Make An Offering of Light In Their New Album

The Cults have been one of my favorite bands…. since ever. Their mesh of 60’s pop with enough electro-wave to revive a cemetery could leave anyone dancing for days. Moreover, their ability to sugarcoat lyrics of embittered sentiments, and transform them into catchy hooks should be lauded by pop praisers. Thus, my excitement was clear… Continue reading Album Review: Cults Make An Offering of Light In Their New Album

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Album Review: Wolf Parade Triumphantly Returns In Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry should be called Drama Drama Drama, and I love it. Soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys make the record feel like a labyrinth of sound, but can you handle it? I ask because Cry Cry Cry is a sonics dance with tension, danger, and pure exhilaration. Wolf… Continue reading Album Review: Wolf Parade Triumphantly Returns In Cry Cry Cry