Single Review: “Machinist” by Japanese Breakfast

Single Review: “Machinist” by Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast (the solo project of Philadelphia-based artist Michelle Zauner) has announced her sophomore album, titled, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, or S.S.F.A.P for short, and released the first single, called “Machinist,” with a video to accompany it. When I saw Japanese Breakfast perform at First Unitarian Church, Zauner explained that the song is about the … Continue reading “Single Review: “Machinist” by Japanese Breakfast”

Single Review: “Silver” by Waxahatchee

Single Review: “Silver” by Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee has announced a new album, “Out in the Storm,” and released a new single titled “Silver” along with a music video. Waxahatchee, the project of Katie Crutchfield, is taking a new direction with this song, which they are known for with each album. The brilliant album, “Ivy Tripp,” released in 2015 felt very singular and … Continue reading “Single Review: “Silver” by Waxahatchee”

Single Review: “Mythological Beauty” by Big Thief

Single Review: “Mythological Beauty” by Big Thief

Brooklyn band Big Thief have been making huge waves after releasing their aptly titled debut album, “Masterpiece,” last year to mass critical acclaim. After a year of touring, including a show at SXSW and performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, their sophomore album is coming out this summer. The first single off the album, … Continue reading “Single Review: “Mythological Beauty” by Big Thief”

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: “Millennial Attraction” by Hardcastle

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: “Millennial Attraction” by Hardcastle

Alternative band and WQHS faves Hardcastle are back at it again with their new release, “Millennial Attraction.” With a opening line that invokes The 1975, one of their biggest inspirations, the song immediately makes the listener want to drop everything and dance. Produced by Hardcastle and Jive, and mixed by Jive and Brian Foraker, who boasts … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: “Millennial Attraction” by Hardcastle”

Single Review: Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer”

Single Review: Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer”

After the critical and commercial success of Weezer’s self-titled White Album, and the release of the stand-alone single “I Love the U.S.A.,” Weezer has released another single titled “Feels Like Summer” in anticipation of their upcoming album. One listen through and you can get a sense of a few things. Firstly, Weezer has clearly picked … Continue reading “Single Review: Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer””

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

The last of four singles released in anticipation of Dirty Projectors’ self-titled album, “Cool Your Heart” is an upbeat earworm of a song in an album largely about heartbreak. Dawn Richards joins Dave Longstreth for the sweet, light-hearted track, which also boasts writing creds from Solange. While this retains the distinctive qualities of a Dirty … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart”

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day

PWR BTTM’s sophomore album is on its way in 2017, and to prepare everyone for its debut, they’ve released their first single off it, “Big Beautiful Day.” Have you been looking for an Official Mood for this year? Because every single second of this song and its music video are perfect for you. They’ve omitted … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day”

Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information

Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information

David Speck’s project, Part Time, is known for dreamy synths and easy, laid back pop songs. This offering (new to Spotify, five years old to the real world), “Useless Information,” is a refreshing release. Staying true to his trademark drum machine base and nostalgic sound, Speck delivers a track with more drive than most of … Continue reading “Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information”

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: TYSM – Honeymoon Phase

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: TYSM – Honeymoon Phase

Most artists cannot boast a mere thousand plays on their first release, but LA-based rising star TYSM has already hit 400,000 on Spotify and SoundCloud combined on her first official release, “Honeymoon Phase,” in the first week alone. The newest signing to Felix Snow’s EFFESS label, TYSM has already perfected the infectious, sweet pop brand that has … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: TYSM – Honeymoon Phase”