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 ...

Single Review: “Silver” by Waxahatchee

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 ...

Motel Mozaique 2017 in Photos

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 ...

Album Review: “Young” by Overcoats

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 ...

Circa Waves: Your New Favorite British Indie Band

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 ...

Album Review: Hop Along’s “Painted Shut”

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. ...

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