Category: New Music

Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean, the idiosyncratic grammy-winning singer-songwriter, may be the most mysterious enigma in the contemporary music scene. After the success of Ocean’s major label debut channel ORANGE, the next four years were spent relatively quiet. Within 2 days in 2016; Ocean dropped the visual album Endless, fulfilling his recording contract with record label giant Def ...

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

This Monday, garage-rockers White Reaper are playing the Foundry, upstairs at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, sees the band evolving beyond their basement-sized sound into something ready for a bigger stage. WQHS chatted with lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito in advance of their performance. The following ...

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later ...

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 ...

A Chat with John Moreland

WQHS sat down with John Moreland before his Union Chapel show in London to chat about his latest album, Big Bad Luv, his writing style, Oklahoma, and the saga of the “Big Bad Luv” neon sign. WQHS: How is this album different- in terms of how you wrote it- from the last album? John Moreland: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.Humanz began ...