Leave it to my dear friend*, 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… Continue reading
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 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
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
Dismal, ’80s-style Dreampop.
RAC always mixes songs with amazing beats at catchy hooks.
Rhye is one of those sexy, moody bands with jazzy vocals and electronic chill melodies.
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.
The poetry here is deep and fluid.
This lo-fi ’60s vibe is so appealing.
Melted harmonies and drenched chords with breathy vocals.
This is the Rock ‘n’ Roll of our generation. The Generationals pull off a pretty cool tone with heavy use of electronic beats. This time they’ve taken it back a little– turned up the… Continue reading
The song, the melody, the lyrics, the beats–all are enough to make me more optimistic and centered in the moment.
A classic, noir take on the trials and tribulations of making it in Hollywood.
If you decide to just sit down and really listen to a song, this would be it. Kill me with sorrow, and then lift me from the ashes. The Lumineers, Stubborn Love (2012).
It’s funny how discovering music is like following a trail of breadcrumbs. I can’t quite recount the steps that brought me to Miike Snow, but I am so glad they did. I especially… Continue reading
Deep, raspy female vocals that echo over pop dance base lines typical to British Rock. Reminiscent of Bloc Party. From the start I Blame Coco incites your attention. She’s got the J’ne Sais Quoi that… Continue reading
If Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear had a baby, Discovery would be it. Swing Tree, (2009).
Simply a beautiful rendition. I love his voice, so full of emotion and vulnerability– a haunting, echoing, shell of a voice. I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time, (2011).
I came across this song the other day, I just wanted to listen to it on repeat. It’s got a solid beat and up-tempo style but the subdued lyrics keep it from being… Continue reading