Chet Faker – Work EP

Start to finish–the long awaited Work EP is everything Chet Faker fans were hoping for. The sultry singer/DJ brings new life to his music on this four-song album with Marcus Marr. Matured matured lyrics and an… Continue reading

Dirty Projectors

Part folk, part electronic synth-rock, sprinkled with a little drama–the Dirty Projectors have all that it takes to carry you wistfully through the day. Take a listen… About to Die Impregnable Question Gun Has No… Continue reading

What I Love About Music: An Education

From a very young age, music has been in my life. I remember when I was about six, I got a little record player and two record singles, Wham, Wake Me Up Before You… Continue reading

Phoebe Bridgers – Killer

Leave it to Ryan Adams to produce a track as torturous as this. Phoebe Bridgers glides through emotional turmoil with grace and tenderness on Killer,  a beautiful little melody that will haunt you all… Continue reading

April Playlist

Here are 10 songs that have been making my month a little brighter… I hope they’ll do the same for you.

Coachella Picks 2015

Several friends have asked me to compile a list of my Coachella 2015 picks to use as a guide at the event. Despite the lackluster response to this year’s lineup, there are lots… Continue reading

February Playlist

Some new tunes to get you through the month.

Father John Misty – Bored in the USA

I first heard this song on a gray, rainy day. As it began I thought perhaps it was an old Elton John song that I had not heard before. But the nuances charmed… Continue reading

James Byous :: Ladida Live Session

James Byous performs his sultry track, Hot ‘n’ Cold, live from Laurel Canyon Studio. You can hear the influences of classic Americana in his sound, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg… Continue reading

NightOwl :: Ladida Live Session

I met up with NightOwl at Laurel Canyon Studio to catch a live version of Wild One, from their upcoming album. They bring their youthful, beachy energy to the performance with a classic… Continue reading

First Aid Kit

With ’60s allure and old-school country twang, these songs are beautify melodic and lyrically poignant.

Dan Croll

Jovial, upbeat melodies reminiscent of a tropical vacation and sweet, honest-to-goodness lyrics make for a refreshing combination.

Dead Man’s Bones

It feels like I’m running through Sleepy Hollow, in black and white, listening to a scratchy old record of the Monster Mash.

Future Islands – Long Flight

Dismal, ’80s-style Dreampop.

The Weeks

If this is the future of Southern Rock, then I am on board.

RAC – Let Go

RAC always mixes songs with amazing beats at catchy hooks.

Rhye – Open

Rhye is one of those sexy, moody bands with jazzy vocals and electronic chill melodies.

Party Supplies – A Perfect Life

It feels like driving through town in a convertible after a rough patch and the clouds are just beginning to clear. The cool wind blowing through your hair, chilling your face and making your eyes water.


I love the nostalgia crossed freshness of anachronistic bands. It’s almost like you get to experience the past in a now kind of way.

The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap

The poetry here is deep and fluid.

Toro Y Moi – Girl Problems

This lo-fi ’60s vibe is so appealing.