In an Instagram post three weeks ago, Devonté Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, explicitly declared who his third record is for: “everyone told they’re not black enough, too black, too queer, not queer the right way, the [underappreciated]… it’s a clapback.” It’s for those who, like Hynes, find themselves at odds with the dominant culture. Show More Summary
Bluegrass music has certainly benefited from modern advances in live sound reinforcement, as has every form of stage entertainment. If you’ve followed the music for many years, you’ll have noticed how much better the sound has gotten since the first festivals in the 1960s – […]
NASA and Apple have announced a partnership to produce music from the data collected by the Juno spacecraft which enters Jupiter's orbit on July 4th.
A silent exhibition of musical scores encourages viewers to imagine sounds.
What would the soundtrack of a brutally violent, post-apocalyptic Japan sound like? In Suda51’s latest, Let It Die, it’d be a rock playlist of Japanese Indie bands hand-picked by Silent Hill music legend Akira Yamaoka. But for these current times, Yamaoka would recommend listening to Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. Read more...
I’m done with 2016. We’ve lost Phife Dawg and Prince—just to name two this year. Many of my musical heroes, whose sounds were the ambient noise of my childhood, are gone. We now live in a world where Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross and Prince are dead. No matter how hard I try, I seem unable […]
Deerhoof The Magic [Polyvinyl; 2016] Rating: 4/5 M y magic moment for Deerhoof — the moment I realized the band could do whatever they wanted and make it sound amazing — comes at the end of The Runners Four, about halfway into “Rrrrrrright.”...Show More Summary
Italian dance music legend Giorgio Moroder has the almost unique distinction of twice changing the face of popular culture forever. First in the 1970s when he pioneered the the sound of disco and italo-disco both solo and with artists...Show More Summary
When it opened in New York’s artsy East Village 21 years ago, the Other Music record store established itself as a hub for new music, a place where people could find challenging, exciting sounds that were created by artists operating outside of the pop mainstream. Show More Summary
Tyler Clark, better known as Atyya, has long been enamored with the realm of sound. Skilled in drums, bass guitar, and percussion, Atyya found his way to electronic music production as many do: through instruments. Having previously released four EPs, Atyya's debut LP, Depth Perception, was finally unleashed to his fans on Tuesday, June 28th. Show More Summary
Two years after we named Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness our number one album of the year, she’s back with a brand new sound for her upcoming record, My Woman. In place of the softer, folksy vibe of her earlier work, there’s a little more of an electronic edge to the two singles she’s released so far. Show More Summary
The sounds of your youth can be a powerful trigger for transporting you back to a moment in your childhood. As someone who appreciates that pure feeling of nostalgia, I am constantly searching […]
The Austin, Texas area has yet ANOTHER festival. Sound on Sound Festival (SOS Fest) has announced the full music lineup for the inaugural event to be held November 4-6 at Sherwood Forest Faire just east of Austin in McDade, Texas. The...Show More Summary
The founders of Brain.fm use sound frequency to zap your mind to attention.
Sounds like: Local Natives, Young the Giant, Mumford and Sons Song: BRAEVES - Bitter Sea What's so good? Despite being an avid listener of dance music — mainly with its experimental sub-genres — there's an undeniable quality behind some pop records that I can't skip over. The new record by BRAEVES provides exactly that. Show More Summary
Included sounds: if you care about them, you probably care about them a lot. Now, to some of us, sound design is an essential part of the pleasure of music making. Give us an INIT preset and let us muddle our way to making something work – even badly. Show More Summary
There are days when making a decision on what kind of music to listen to is an impossible task. Should it be early ska and rocksteady? Too chipper. How about a little sludge metal? Too unsettling. Peruvian psychedelic cumbia? Definitely getting closer. Show More Summary
For years, Jenn Wasner, the Wye Oak member with the titanic voice, has been releasing solo music under the name Flock Of Dimes. On her own, she’s developed her own sound — one which sometimes interlocks with with she does with Wye Oak’s but which never overlaps. As Flock Of Times, she’s a sort of […]
Elise By Olsen is a 16-year-old Norwegian student about to embark on her first year of high school. She hangs out with her friends and enjoys fashion and music, much like any other teenager out there. Sounds pretty normal, right? But Elise is way more than just another experimental teenager who enjoys hanging out: she is […]
Sounds like: Alabama Shakes, Heartless Bastards, Sjowgren Song: Laura Jean Anderson - Full of X's What's so good? I first heard Laura Jean Anderson's music back in February and was immediately blown away by the richness of her sound....Show More Summary