Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years have kept relatively quiet since they saw mass success with their single, “King.” Their debut album, Communion, charted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and the effort won the band multiple awards, most in their home country of the UK. Through 2016 and 2017, the synthpop trio toured around the … Continue reading “Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection”

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

When I first started listening to 5 Seconds of Summer in 2012, they only had 2 EPs out (Somewhere New and Unplugged), and about 12,000 Twitter followers. I fell in love with their cover of “Jasey Rae” by All Time Low, and fell down the fangirl spiral pretty quickly. The baby-faced 16-18 year-olds were soon … Continue reading “Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer”

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

On the last day of the year 2000, a relatively unknown three-person rock band hailing from Brooklyn debuted a five-song EP with a picture of a girl wearing a necklace with big gold letters that spelled out “Master” on the front. It was the first recorded form of their sound that they put out for … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP”

Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Kississippi’s 2015 album, We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed, is an introspective, dreamy EP that got Philly native Zoe Reynolds’ foot in the door, but her debut full-length album on SideOneDummy, Sunset Blush, is a step in a new direction. The album is an exploration of relationships, filled with the same vocals and guitar … Continue reading “Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi”

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Bowie is an undeniable rock superstar. The man was a creative chameleon, whose many–faced influence still reverberates in music today. With an oeuvre as large as his, it’s inevitable that some of his work stands out over the rest – most often The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, sometimes leaving the … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie”

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Naked Giants debut album on New West Records, SLUFF, is a powerhouse rock record that delivers with every track. The Seattle-based trio, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello, and drummer Henry LaVallee, has been having a great year, performing with Ron Gallo on a split EP and touring with Car Seat Headrest. All … Continue reading “Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants”

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has been holding back. An icon of bedroom rock, their 2016 album Next Thing released to critical acclaim and made several year-end lists. Led by Greta Kline, their newest album explores not only new sounds, but also relationships, internal struggles, and existential dread — all while still making your hips sway. On Vessel, … Continue reading “Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos”