Author Archives: Matthew Hickey

  1. Single Serving: FKA Twigs – Pendulum

    This new vibe “Pendulum” from FKA Twigs might just make you tingle. Initially it sets off with an clicking, clockwork-like precision before bursting into a kaleidoscopic swirl of warm synths, bubbling bass, and skittering snare drums to accompany her mostly breathless, feather-light croon. It’s pretty incredible. You can pre-order her debut LP with a bonus 7″ and 4 art prints from Continue…

    FKA Twigs latest single "Pendulum" is a kaleidoscopic mix of breathless vocals, shifting melodies, and clattering snare drum.

  2. Jungle – Jungle

    Following a series of no less than six singles dropped over the past year, UK-based duo Jungle have earned our attention with a slick mix of smokey soul, swagger-filled indie funk, and headphones-friendly disco. With that much hustle, it was easy to pick them as one of our top new artists to watch this year. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, they also demonstrated that they Continue…

  3. Single Servings: The Night VI – Wonderlust (IYES Remix)

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    The Night VI‘s latest offering “Wonderlust” is an upbeat and bouncing tune with an irresistible melody. We were pretty much hooked on first listen. So we’re happy to see that our buds IYES liked it enough to try their hand at reinventing the tune. Indeed, as they’d done with their remix of Paperwhite‘s catchy summer jam “Magic” – IYES completely Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)

    Here’s a remix worth a few minutes of your time (or maybe even a few hours). Future Islands take Phantogram’s “Black Out Days” and give the tune a whole new profile with darkly-lit synths and a slinking bass line. The result is both soaring and mysterious. Take a listen. Phantogram is heading out on tour in support of their sophomore Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Spoon – Inside Out

    We got a new Spoon jam for you this morning, but (fair warning) this isn’t the type of tune you’d normally expect from the band. It’s got a dreamy crystal palace-like vibe that glistens brightly with sparkling, feather-light harpsichord accents. In fact, the whole song would probably float away to the heavens if it wasn’t being held to the ground by a Continue…

  6. Single Servings: BANKS – Beggin For Thread

    Los Angeles’ goddess BANKS has treated us to a substantial portion of her debut LP already as she slowly teases out single after single. And, now, we get yet another bite by way of new single “Beggin For Thread.” It’s a shuffling, atmospheric jam that nicely balances both energy and ambiance. You can hear more of Banks’ Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Lia Ices – Higher

    Lia Ices latest single “Higher” is a strangely enigmatic summer trip. It’s filled with scorched guitar riffs, layered percussion, springy tropical keys, and a menagerie of textured sonic accents to accompany Lia’s sweetly crooned vocals. It’s playful, catchy and a little sexy. So, yeah, we’re blasting this one on repeat. It’s available for pre-order here. It’ll drop on September Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Sinkane – How We Be

    The Sudanese-raised and New York-based Sinkane (a.k.a. Ahmed Gallab) is definitely getting us pretty amped for his sophomore release Mean Love. Like the last taste he dished up, is latest single “How We Be” is both funky and soulful. Blinking keys, a funky rhythm and handclaps frame a toe-stepping, shoulder-swaying melody as Sinkane waxes about living the Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Vaults – Lifespan

    London-based trio Vaults have been on fire pretty much since the moment they uploaded their debut single “Cry No More” to Soundcloud back in August of last year. They’re first two singles have combined for over 800k plays on Soundcloud. Their first public gig in London this past May quickly sold out. And they just announced that their latest single “Vaults” Continue…

  10. The Bones of J.R. Jones – Dark Was The Yearling

    A strong cup of black coffee. Not stale diner coffee  – unfussy, small batch, brewed-with-love coffee. That’s what comes to my mind when I listen to the debut LP from The Bones of J.R. Jones. It’s bold, dark and energetic with a rustic, whiskey-tinted swagger. In other words, it’ll light you up while simultaneously filling you with a comforting warmth. Indeed, Jonathon Linaberry, the Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Chet Faker x GoldLink – On You

    Yours Truly & Adidas just unveiled the latest installment in their #songsfromscratch series in which, as the name implies, they partner up a pair of artists to collaborate and record a new song from scratch. This time they paired up the unlikely duo Chet Faker and GoldLink to record an original song together. I say Continue…

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