Down Under disco wonder and pizza guy extraordinaire Touch Sensitive (né Michael Di Francesco) is back with more of his immaculately conceived synth wizardry. As a founding member of Van She, Di Francesco was architect of “Kelly,” one of my all-time favorite electropop songs. He’s also made a name for himself outside of Van She as [...]
You have never heard of These Brittle Bones, a 14-year-old teen from Wales, living in Singapore, by the name of Chris Jones. I'm about to change that.
2013: The Drones - I See Seaweed by Alex Griffin on 03-03-2014 Mea culpa, but better late than never, and you don’t need a Doc-equipped DeLorean to travel to a time where this record is still vitally relevant, because you’re standing in it. Show More Summary
Janelle Monae and Charli XCX each recorded covers of Robert Palmer‘s hallmark of cheesy ’80s swagger “Simply Irresistible.” While it would’ve been cool if this were just some cosmic coincidence, it was actually for E!’s Live From The Red Carpet Oscar coverage Sunday night (March 2). Still, the results are pretty cool! Monae’s version is faithful to the... More »
Tarantula X is definitely the most exciting thing coming out of Toronto right now. It’s... Read more »
David McCLister Photography I haven’t been this excited for a new DBT release since A Blessing and a Curse. For the most part, that album was a bit of a letdown. Brighter Than Creation’s Dark followed and that was another decent effort. There were a couple of gems on those albums but there was also [...]
Gulls against a white sky: Not seagulls. Landlocked. Tilt the camera down and see the sea beneath. Bird cries saturated the New Age. Untamed. The natural order of beasts. Wingbeats and cawing. These still comfort me. Faced with the waste, I am at ease. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Jamie Jones, Max Cooper, Ricardo Villalobos Song: Audion - Motormouth [download here] What's so good? Right now is the time where I am supposed to put words on a page about a show. Usually,...Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Elliott Smith, The Postal Service Song: JP Klipspringer - Bury Me [download here] What's so good? JP Klipspringer (Jack Poulson) is perhaps one of the most exciting artists in Melbourne’s music scene at the moment. Show More Summary
Pharrell G I R L [Columbia; 2014] by Ezra Elliott Rating: When I was YouTubein’ different record-cleaning techniques the other day, I came across this wood glue technique for removing contaminating particles from the groove. It’s actually...Show More Summary
Karen O and Ezra Koenig’s performance of “The Moon Song” from Her was short, but sweet. If only we could say the same for the rest of the Oscars. Karen O canta "Moon Song" en el Oscar 2014 by elnacionalweb
Industrial legends return home after four years to Vanouver - how SKINNY PUPPY blew up the Commodore Ballroom with their little radiological event: costumes, a setlist to die for, and a visceral, epic performance.
Curtis has some fun at Steve Stoute’s expense in response to this interview with Angie. Previously: 50 Cent – The Funeral (Video)
“The Outsiders,” the title track and lead single from Eric Church’s new album, may have strayed too much into the realm of metal for its own good, but it served as a strong mission statement. Like him or not, Church is one of the few...Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: The National, Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen Song: John Mark McMillan - Love At The End [download here] What's so good? John Mark McMillan is a North Carolina-bred troubadour who sounds kind of like if The National played gospel tunes. Show More Summary
The Observer interviewed Helen Oyeyemi about her new novel Boy, Snow, Bird. I sometimes get asked: "How come the men in your stories don't have such strong characters?" And I'm like: "I don't care." I just want to find out...
Lorde, you have a million reasons to smile. No? Ok. Read more articles like "Lorde sells a million, releases “Glory and Gore” as next single" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
The third piece of Amanda Maier's Six Pieces for Violin and Piano is short, rich, simple, and complicated. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I know. You can listen to a recording of it from last night's concert here. (If...Show More Summary
At his Australian concerts last month, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band surprised fans with covers of Aussie bands like AC/DC, INXS, and the Bee Gees. And when the tour rolled into Auckland today, the Boss had a New Zealand-bred song up his sleeve. It’s a tune you might be familiar with! Springsteen opened [...]
Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) You know what hip-hop needs more of in 2014? Jay Electronica and Mos Def (uh, I mean, Yasiin Bey—sorry, I’m still getting use to calling him that, though I do think it’s an ill name). Both Jay and Bey have popped up randomly over the past year (they even appeared [...]