Just when I thought I was about to catch up on all the great new music of 2016, the tidal wave of surprise new releases happened: Beyonce. Drake. James Blake. Radiohead. Those big name acts are all huge releases that deserve their own listening sessions, but for now, let’s focus on other tracks you should […]
Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports via The Only Colors I use the term “heavy hitters” often on Remix Friday, but that couldn’t be more accurate this week. Not only do Shoe Scene Symphony and probably my favorite discovery of 2013, Kaytranada, enter more quality remixes in the Hall of Remix Fame. We also get surprising reworkings […]
I’m fairly certain I wrote this at the end of 2011, but I don’t see how any year could ever top the live performances I saw this year. Though not as plentiful as last year, 2012 was a combination of luck and eagerness on my part and it couldn’t have been better. Good luck 2013. […]
14. District Attorneys-Slowburner GA-based The District Attorneys enlisted producer/engineer Drew Vandenberg to rework a handful of demos from their Waiting on the Calm Down EP that were filled with precise hooks and reverb-filled guitar tracks that balanced accessibility with creativity. Those songs and a few make up the eclectic make-up of Slowburner, an album that […]
You know my organizational skills can’t resist annual music lists. While you likely will know most of my top tracks of the year, hopefully you’ll find something you may have missed. Chime in with your lists in the comments. I’ll post mixtapes at the end or the list. Enjoy! 40. Big Sean, Kanye West, Jay-Z […]
If there is anything that can get me to pause Hangout related posts (look out for a Dispatch interview soon!), its definitely a new Yeasayer joint. “Henrietta” is an eerie synth track that shows these Brooklyn lads are ready to experiment even more on their next album. Thanks CoS.
Return me to this place. No. Seriously. I’ve been staring at spreadsheets and flowcharts all week so forgive the math correlation. If I had to classify this mixtapes into 4 quadrants it would be: Harmonies – the Local Natives/Fleet Foxes charm has spread to U.S. Royalty, Yeasayer, and Wolf Gang Covers – this month was […]