Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle

Pale Waves have created quite a buzz since their debut single “There’s a Honey” was released in February. Signed to Dirty Hit Records, the Manchester band has since released two other singles – “Television Romance” and “New Year’s Eve” – supported labelmates The 1975 on a huge North American tour in the spring (which included … Continue reading “Live Review: Pale Waves at Boot & Saddle”

The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving

The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving

  Many bands don’t make it to their 5th year anniversary, let alone their 10th. And many don’t do so with a fan base as strong as The Maine. The Arizona-bred quintet has just released their 6th full-length album, lovely little lonely, as well as hosted a festival this past winter in celebration of the … Continue reading “The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving”

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Resting somewhere between dream pop and indie electronic, Broadcast is an English band consisting of Trish Keenan and James Cargill as its two constant members. In all senses, the group disbanded in 2011 with the death of Trish Keenan from complications with pneumonia and swine flu, though Cargill is said to be working on new … Continue reading “Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia”

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”

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”

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”

Album Review: “Humanz” by Gorillaz

Album Review: “Humanz” by Gorillaz

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. … Continue reading “Album Review: “Humanz” by Gorillaz”