Author Archives: Matthew Hickey

  1. Single Serving: Los Angeles Police Dept – Hard

    We’ve been following the music of Los Angeles Police Dept (a.k.a. Ryan Pollie) for a hot minute now (ever since first hearing his dreamy, psych pop tune “She Came Through (Again)” a few years back). He’s been building his credentials since that time with premieres on FADER and VICE and a 7″ for Fat Possum Continue…


  2. Single Serving: Salt Cathedral – No Ordinary Man

    It’s no exaggeration to say that Salt Cathedral are one of our all time favorite bands. Much like the kindred spirits in Hundred Waters, the hardworking and exceptionally creative Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bogota duo craft the sort of thoughtfully pensive tracks that are as intricately crafted as they are fun to listen to. Their latest track is one of Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Cathedrals – Howling

    It’s been a little while since our friends in San Francisco-based Cathedrals have released new material. Thankfully, we have it on good authority that they’ve been hard at work on a collection of new original tracks. Although there is no word yet on an official album/EP release, today we do get to taste a little of the Continue…

  4. Artist Mixtape Curated By Kotomi

    We asked December’s featured artist Kotomi,  a.k.a. Los Angeles-based Lauren Hillman, to compile a mixtape of music she loves. We’re delighted by her choices which range from former Pairings Box alumni like Tei Shi to Radiohead. Here’s the tracklist: 1. Neon Indian – Slumlord 2. Rival Consoles – Ghosting 3. Tei Shi – Bassically 4. MADEIRA – Let Me Down 5. Baths Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Beverly – Victoria (ft. Kip Berman)

    This latest single from Brooklyn-duo Beverly is absolutely irresistible. Seriously, I cannot stop listening to it. With its warm Pinkerton-esque guitar riffs and lovelorn lyrics, it’s pretty much the perfect rock song. Front woman Drew Citron shared the following origin story about the track and their collaboration with Kip Berman: “Scott Rosenthal (guitarist in Beverly) and Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Bakery – Go In

    Clean, evocative and a little psychedelic, this morning we’re totally feeling the faded but still sparkling atmospherics of “Go In,” the latest single from Berlin-based trio Bakery. I detect a whiff of Darkside and maybe even a pinch of Massive Attack on this one. We’re honored to debut it right here on TK. Here’s what Continue…

  7. How To Make Coffee: The Perfect Aeropress Technique

    I love my Aeropress. It’s super easy to use: add coffee, add water, and press. Although that’s a bit of a simplification, it really is hard to go wrong. I’m also a fan of how portable it is. Virtually indestructible, you can cram it into any carry on bag while you’re traveling. I bring one Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Amber Quintero – I Don’t Wanna Know Her Name

    Absolutely bewitched by the haunting and lovely first single “I Don’t Wanna Know Her Name” from the solo project of Boardwalk‘s Amber Quintero. Subtle and smoldering, it’s one of those vibes I could go on about, but it’s probably better just to suggest you give it a listen and hear it for yourself.

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    The holidays are over but for many of us winter has just begun. Hopefully the tracks from this month’s vinyl and our latest mixtape will help keep you cozy and warm while we wait for spring. Once again, you’ll notice that the discography number on your vinyl and the mixtape don’t match up. Unfortunately, we Continue…

  10. Single Serving: Woods – Sun City Creeps

    Woods have shared the first single from their recently announced ninth full length album City Sun Eater In The River Of Light. Without a doubt, it represents a new direction for the band pulling inspiration from sources as exotic as Ethiopian jazz and trumpeter Don Cherry’s Brown Rice LP. Take a listen to the simmering and psychedelic Continue…

  11. TK051: Pure Bathing Culture – I Trace Your Symbol EP

    Warm, uplifting and exceptionally thoughtful. This is how I would describe the music of Portland-based duo Pure Bathing Culture (a.k.a. Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille). Whether reflecting on themes of mortality, love, or a particularly mystical take on spirituality, the duo pen the type of songs that are both universal and easy to digest despite offering unusual depth Continue…

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