Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

I met Inbal for coffee in January. “You’re a musician? You have to listen to my cousin, Ely. He’s a jazz guitarist. He has an EP online. Check him out!” I was skeptical. How many aspiring young musicians have posted half-finished pieces online? But a few days later I checked out his SoundCloud and I was … Continue reading “Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview”

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

On Be The Cowboy, Mitski enters into her phase of exploration, having reached a level at which she can finally stretch out her musical limbs and take more creative liberties than before. For starters, the album is composed of 14 tracks, only a couple of which exceed three minutes. It’s representative of her tastes diversifying, … Continue reading “Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy”

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”