Take jazz-infused beats a la GriZ, silky smooth R&B vocals, and a dose of lyrical optimism and you’ll get Dom McAllister. This young rising star from London has released two tracks- the optimistic “Walking” and funky “In Time”- via Ragamuffin Music, a publishing company launched by artist and writer JinJin (who penned hits for Jess … Continue reading “Introducing: Dom McAllister”
With a new album coming out on Lame-O records in March that’s expected to sound drastically different from their previous releases, The Obsessives graced the Philly community not only with a secret show but also with an homage to the jams from albums past. This Saturday, as over a hundred people flooded into a small … Continue reading “The Obsessives @ Trash House 2/18”
At 18, most artists cannot boast that they have a created a strong fanbase and racked up hundreds of thousands of plays on SoundCloud. Electronic/R&B artist Ieuan stands as a shining exception to this rule — one of his biggest songs, “2YOUNG2DIE,” has over 272,000 streams on Soundcloud. His heart-wrenching “Pretty When U Cry,” a … Continue reading “Spotlight on Ieuan”
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”
A crowd of thousands roars as the last snowboarder lands a jump perfectly at the bottom of the 16-story high ramp. He’s the last competitor of this round, so the crowd shuffles over to the Main Stage, a huge outdoor festival stage framed by the snowy mountain peaks of the Alps. The lights come alive, … Continue reading “Air + Style Festival in Innsbruck, Austria”
I was so desperate for new music that I went on an immensely popular music review site (subtle hint: it’s named after the farming tool people will take up against you when you tell them you don’t understand what the hell Bon Iver was trying to achieve with 22, a Million) for the first time … Continue reading “Album Review: Elbow – Little Fictions”
On Thursday I went back to the Boot & Saddle (which, by the way, has done a fantastic job with its spring lineup) to see Shy Girls. The moniker belongs to Dan Vidmar, a PBR&B singer-songwriter from Portland.
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”
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”
Hi I’m Dave and these are my Faves™. TONS of great music came out in January so I thought I’d compile/rank/review my favorite tracks of the month. If I left out any of your faves or if you disagree with my Hot ‘n’ Spicy takes please roast me in the comments.