Virtual band Gorillaz has been teasing everyone for a while now, steadily dropping singles, remixes, a VR music video for “Saturnz Barz“, and an interactive app with exclusive Gorillaz content. Now, they have finally released their sensational album Humanz. It’s a tragic, dystopian concept album that wants you to dance until the world comes crashing down.
After confusing tweets and a cryptic trailer, Fall Out Boy have released a new single, along with the announcement of a new album titled M A N I A and a tour across North America this Fall. The single, titled “Young and Menace,” is a departure from what one might expect from Fall Out Boy, … Continue reading “Single Review: “Young and Menace” by Fall Out Boy”
There’s a new novel out by George Saunders called Lincoln in the Bardo. In the bardo, scores of dead men and women talk about their lives, talk about their last memories with their families, and talk about when exactly they expect they’ll be back to living those lives. The bardo (in the novel, at least) is a place … Continue reading “Album Review: “Whiteout Conditions” by The New Pornographers”
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”
Motel Mozaique, a music and art festival in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, celebrated its 17th year this year. Featuring musical acts from the US, UK, and across Europe, Motel Mozaique hosted concerts across venues around the city over April 7th and 8th. Standout performers included retro-rockers the Lemon Twigs, who treated audiences to an acoustic … Continue reading “Motel Mozaique 2017 in Photos”
Electronic musical duo Otzeki in London supported MUNA at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London.
Young, the debut album of New York-based band Overcoats, is being released April 21st, just before National Record Store Day. Overcoats is comprised of Hana Elion and J.J. Mitchell, who both write and sing for the band. Their brand of music is difficult to put into a genre, shifting from folk to pop to electronic, all … Continue reading “Album Review: “Young” by Overcoats”
Circa Waves, a British indie rock band from Liverpool, played the O2 Forum in support of their latest album Different Creatures, released on March 10. Between Different Creatures and their debut album Young Chasers, their music ranges from more upbeat rock that soundtracks summer drives to the beach (“Get Away”, “T-Shirt Weather”) to garage-rock inspired … Continue reading “Circa Waves: Your New Favorite British Indie Band”
Painted Shut, Hop Along’s sophomore album, which was released in 2015, is like driving along a highway from Pennsylvania to Arizona. It’s like reading a collection of short stories and poems which seem to have nothing in common. It’s like watching people on the subway and trying to imagine what it’s like to be them. … Continue reading “Album Review: Hop Along’s “Painted Shut””
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”