Pairings Box

  1. TK039: The Night VI – Heroine b/w Drifters

    Led by songwriters Jack Gourlay (guitars) & Sophie-Rose Harper (vocals), London sextet The Night VI spent the past year staking out a reputation as one of the music scene’s most consistently rewarding new bands. Indeed, during that time they released four hot-as-fire singles (plus pretty spectacular covers of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” and Jungle’s Continue…

  2. TK038: Daniel Wilson Killed Ya b/w Please Dream Again

    Good music sometimes defies description – but that doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t compare it to anything else. In fact, sometimes the problem is that a song calls to mind too many things at once – making it hard to cleanly categorize it. The initial output of Ypsilanti, Michigan songwriter Daniel Wilson is like that. Continue…

  3. TK037: Black Honey – Sleep Forever b/w Teenager

    Like most people, we have our favorite bands that we’ve been listening to for years and years, but we’ve always been the most excited about music when it’s a hot new discovery. Well, you won’t find many bands that are newer and more exciting than Brighton up-and-comers Black Honey. In fact, they’re so new they haven’t even released Continue…

  4. TK036: Oxford Drama – Asleep/Awake b/w Venter Remix

    It’s easy to take for granted, but occasionally it is worth reflecting upon what a truly remarkable experience it is to discover beautiful music crafted halfway around the world that somehow improbably made its way to our ears. For example, Wrocław, Poland duo Oxford Drama (a.k.a. Małgorzata Dryjańska and Marcin Mrówka) have been recording together Continue…

  5. TK035: Paperwhite – Take Me Back b/w Magic

    Nostalgia is powerful. That sense of longing for the past can be deeply evocative. But what’s particularly interesting to me as a fan of music is how music can transmit a sense of longing for times and places we’ve never experienced. For example, when I listen to the 1973 LP Gil & Jorge I feel Continue…

  6. TK034: Blood Cultures – Indian Summer b/w Meavy Hetal

    Some artists are larger than life. Indeed, in the case of artists like Kanye West, Johnny Cash, or Prince, it can be difficult to distinguish the music from the artist’s personality. Of course, on the other end of the spectrum are artists who quietly let their music speak for itself. And now, thanks to websites like Soundcloud Continue…

  7. TK033: A Million Billion Dying Suns – The Garden 7″

    It’s safe to say that synths are having a moment. In the past couple of years they’ve become more common than the electric guitar in the indie music realm. Although I have no problem with that, I have been craving just a little more guitar in my diet. Thankfully, San Francisco-based A Million Billion Dying Suns Continue…

  8. TK032: 8th Grader – All The Sweetness / Tiger

    Simultaneously playful, smooth, and provocative, San Francisco-based songsmith and multi-instrumentalist 8th Grader (a.k.a.  Jayson Martinovich) is on a mission to seduce you. Blending elements of soul, r&b, and synth-pop, his neon-bright and twinkling grooves are as infectious as they are sultry. Although undeniably a part of the broader scene, Martinovich effortlessly avoids many of the Continue…

  9. TK031: BASECAMP – Emmanuel b/w All That She Wants

    It didn’t take much for us to fall in love with Nashville’s BASECAMP. The electro r&b trio (producers Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon, and Jordan Reyes) released their debut single less than a year ago. To be honest, we were pretty much hooked the first time we heard that cut. It may have been the Continue…

  10. TK030: IYES – ‘Til Infinity b/w Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)

    Once upon a time. How many great stories do you think have begun with that phrase over the centuries? Probably countless. The phrase (or some variation of it) exists in over 75 languages and has been in use since at least 1380. It’s particularly common when telling fairytales, myths or fables. So it’s appropriate that Continue…

  11. TK029: POP ETC – Covers EP

    I can remember the exact moment I became a POP ETC fan. It was about five years ago. At the time they were called the Morning Benders and they were opening for John Vanderslice at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. As they kicked off the first song of their set, I was drawn to Continue…

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