SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss

Despite only having been a full trio for less than a month, and only existing for almost two, indie-pop group MILKK are making waves with their first single, “Pacific Kiss.” The Nashville/Minneapolis based group took inspiration from LA for their newest single, referencing Malibu and Pacific Coast Highway (highway one, as they call it), drawing … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss”

Album Review: “come out. you’re hiding” by Flor

Album Review: “come out. you’re hiding” by Flor

Indie-rock band Flor released their first album after signing with the powerful label Fueled by Ramen, called come out. you’re hiding, on May 19th. Filled with a diverse set of tracks, the Portland/LA-based group proved that they have the talent and songwriting abilities to make it big. With light pastel colors sweeping the album cover … Continue reading “Album Review: “come out. you’re hiding” by Flor”

Astrid S @ The Troubadour 5/17

Astrid S @ The Troubadour 5/17

Norwegian pop princess Astrid S played a short, yet fantastic set to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night. Despite the fact that it was her first show in Los Angeles, and only her second in the US, fans were singing along throughout the set and constantly demonstrating their admiration. Astrid was overwhelmed … Continue reading “Astrid S @ The Troubadour 5/17”

Album Review: “Slowdive” by Slowdive

Album Review: “Slowdive” by Slowdive

The aftermath of a strummed guitar fades in before the strumming is heard at all. The guitar is accompanied soon – a droning tremolo and a solid bass, backed by a light, easy drum beat. A glittering repeating two-note guitar figure enters, with as much reverb and echo as the rest of this introduction has had. … Continue reading “Album Review: “Slowdive” by Slowdive”

Live Review: Fyfe at Omeara

Live Review: Fyfe at Omeara

Fyfe performed a sold-out show at Omeara in London last night. The show followed a November cancellation which reassigned all tickets to last night’s gig. Fyfe brings together a range of styles, with the main unifying trait of his latest album Control (2015) being satisfyingly synchronized percussive backdrops. His supporting vocalist covered the solo in “Belong” (originally … Continue reading “Live Review: Fyfe at Omeara”

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”