Grupo Fantasma (Group of Phantoms) hails from Austin, Texas and has a very interesting sound. While their original material is more upbeat most of the time, they do a great job of taking it down to a more intimate level. This eerie,Show More Summary
Photos by the author Mélodie Fenez is a French artist who claims she has somehow discovered a way to harness plant sounds and turn them into music. When I first heard about her, I was intrigued and reminded of Václav Hálek, the mushroom composer, who recently passed away. Show More Summary
Yacht Club is a band featuring Ben Cook of Fucked Up who play music that sounds almost nothing like Fucked Up. It sounds like what you’d expect from a band called Yacht Club, actually, and their recent song “Cold Wind From Fools” is a breezy serving of smooth rock. It now has an equally pleasant [...]
Petronome is a free app that offers itself as a standard metronome with animal noises instead of the typical click sounds. This app seems to target children studying music because the noises are very playful. The incentive to download this app as a...
Los Angeles-based producer Amp Live wants to create music "to make you move and think," which he does by using just about every instrument in his musical repertoire. His latest, "Signs," combines a heady beat, the sorrowful sound ofShow More Summary
It probably won't stand up to the artistry of, say, Three Penny Opera, but librettist Daniel Neer has teamed up with the music ensemble Two Sides Sounding to produce a three-part opera titled Independent Eve, which explores American race relations in three different eras. Show More Summary
Deezer's attempting to make sound quality the crux of its service.
Fall has started to peel away at the joys of summer, which means the gloom of winter isn't far behind! Fear not! The upbeat sounds of J-Pop are here to ensure we still good, and are able to face the work week with vigor. This week we...Show More Summary
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher DOWNLOAD: Creepers - Stuck (MP3) Deafheaven @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/14/14 After playing Hudson, NY's Basilica Sound Scape on Saturday (9/13), Deafheaven kicked off their tour with No Joy and...
Sound Sunday offers legal & free music downloads from around the world. In this world music edition, we take a different approach to music. Instead of focusing on a musical genre or function, we look at its origin. Let me take you on an auditory journey from East to West. Show More Summary
Andrew St. James’ The Shakes (self-titled) is music for those who like latter-day/the current phase of Flaming Lips, if Wayne Coyne was strictly acoustic. Some of it sounds like a wholesome country or Americana album where St. James’ stories are content enough to not only listen to, but remember and sing along to yourself. The […]
Sounds like: Bart Davenport, Interpol Song: Sondre Lerche - Sentimentalist What's so good? I'm am beyond ecstatic that Sondre Lerche is back with new music! After a decade of following his music and releases, he's still got it. As Sondre...Show More Summary
We can hear the music coming right off our screen! Kiesza is all set to release her debut studio album Sound of a Woman on October 21st, and she's teasing us with her latest news! The singer shared a pic (above) via Instagram on Saturday, simply saying: "Revealing to you for the first time ever …My Album cover! [...]
Sounds like: J Dilla, MF DOOM, Knxwledge Song: Madlib - Cue 6 What's so good? With the amount of new music that Madlib puts out, it can sometimes be hard to find the good stuff. In the midst of his 52-track release of The Rock Konducta...Show More Summary
If you love electronic music but want to hear something more experimental, more avant-garde, more unpredictable, try out the new album by James Hoff called Blaster (PAN). All of the music sounds like spur-of-the-moment sounds, occasionally being rhythmic to where those sections could be extracted and turned into songs, or other portions where you’ll hear […]
When Richard Branson saw the success Chris Blackwell was having with the reggae music he signed for Island Records, Branson felt he would like to start his own reggae subsidiary as well, and be created Front Line Records. Front Line: Sounds Of Assembly (Virgin/Universal) is a great 5CD compilation putting together some of the best […]
I always thought the final scene of the original Star Wars was one of the most ridiculous things ever but, without the music soundtrack and with added ambient sound, it turns into one of the most cringeworthy scenes in the history of cinema. It's just ridiculous. Read more...
The reigning queens of hipster-pop Elliphant and MØ join forces on a new track called “One More”. It sounds like a match made in heaven and the “Music Is Life” diva agrees. “People that write about Elliphant also write about MØ and I listen to her stuff and I find ["Pilgrim"] and she instantly stream into... More »
The music of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) flips roots reggae upside-down and shakes free traces of perceived Americana. Their sound is a derivative of island rhythms, although some listeners might, first, recognize their blues influences. Show More Summary
Video: We all know Beethoven composed most of his music while going deaf. But how is that possible? How can anybody write a musical piece just by imagining sounds inside his head? This video made by TED-Ed explains how. More »