Music

  1. Single Serving: Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days”

    “Dangerous Days,” the first single off of Zola Jesus’ forthcoming Taiga, isn’t an indie hit. No, it’s a pure pop smash, built on pulsating synths and a habitual kick. It propels forward—and only forward—getting grander and greater as each verse and chorus passes. And while the instrumental soundscape is strong, the vocals are even stronger. Continue…

    Zola Day's latest single "Dangerous Days" is a pure pop smash hit. Take a listen and hear for yourself.

  2. Single Serving: Black Honey – Sleep Forever (Demo)

    UK-based newcomers Black Honey dish up an intensely evocative vibe on this demo for their track “Sleep Forever.” It’s a swirl of shimmering guitars, tight percussion, slow-building ambiance, and smoky feminine vocals crooning, “I wish I could sleep forever.” It’s an auspicious introduction and we’re definitely eager to hear more.

  3. 20 Rising Bands For Your Perfect Summer Mixtape

    This past Saturday was the first day of Summer. That means it’s officially the season for cookouts, beach days, camping, music festivals, and spending time chilling outdoors with friends. I think the occasion demands a new mixtape. However, instead of putting together a normal mixtape, we thought it’d be fun to suggest twenty up-and-coming artists that you can Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Night Panther – Mountain

    Philly synth-pop trio Night Panther have tipped off their Summer domination schemes by unveiling the rainbow-bright mega jam “Mountain.” It’s an ebullient cut built around a bounding synth-led beat, swirling harmonies, and an impressive, well-timed sax solo. Take a listen.

  5. Single Serving: Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday’s Song

    To simply call M.C. Taylor prolific is to sell short the quality of his output as Hiss Golden Messenger. Following up last year’s exceptional Haw, 2012’s underrated Poor Moon, and his recently re-released lo-fi recordings from 2010 titled Bad Debt – the North Carolina native returns with a fifth studio LP, Lateness Of Dancers, this September. Continue…

  6. Haley Bonar – Last War

    The music industry can be a difficult business. An artist can write great songs but still not find the audience they deserve. For example, despite a number of excellent releases, it took years before The National received the recognition their music warranted. Even the now widely well regarded album Alligator was a sleeper hit. Similarly, despite a solid discography, Haley Bonar has maintained a relatively low Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Paw Paw – Moving Mountains

    Brooklyn’s Fire Talk Records, spearheaded by Trevor Peterson of Woodsman just celebrated five years of being a label. No easy feat, let alone when done single-handedly. Lucky for him, he’s got an impressive roster to boot, including former band-mate and drummer Eston Lathrop. Lathrop, who now records and performs under the moniker Paw Paw, has Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Cocktails – Adult Life

    The debut LP Adult Life from lo-fi power-pop rockers Cocktails comes to us just in time for Summer. The recently released LP is piled high with catchy hooks, snarling choruses, and (of course) plenty of hand claps, sugary choruses, and co-ed harmonies. For a small taste of what you can expect, take a listen to the singed guitar riffs Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Karl X Johan – A Better Tomorrow

    Swedish boy-boy duo Karl X Johan return with the slow burning new track “A Better Tomorrow” out June 24th via Emotion. With their last effort “Never Leave Me” released almost a year ago to the day, we’re still waiting for their that much anticipated debut album. Take a listen below.

  10. Single Serving: A Million Billion Dying Suns – The Garden

    A Million Billion Dying Suns are quickly establishing themselves as one of San Francisco’s most promising new bands – and their excellent new single “The Garden” will only further their standing. The tune is the a-side to the 7″ we shared in our June Pairings Box. Featuring searing guitars, punchy bass, and a handclap-lined rhythm, it’s as catchy as it Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Lemonade – Stepping

    There are few beverages that pair better with summertime than lemonade: when made right, it’s a tad bit sweet, a tiny bit tart and a lot of bit refreshing. Luckily for us, the dance-trio who goes by the same name is back—and just in time to soothe our sun-scorched throats. “Stepping” kicks off with a Continue…

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