If there's any track from Humanz that really blew me away, it was "Let Me Out" featuring Pusha T and the legendary Mavis Staples.Read More
If there was such a thing as a pleasant hangover, I'm guessing it would feel like how "Equal Powers" soundsRead More
What happens when you combine Kim Possible's twin brothers, Foxygen and eyeliner?Read More
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John Roderick of The Long Winters remains one of my favorite songwriters to this day, and if you've never heard him before, it's time to start listening.Read More
Hold on to your socks, because Merrill Garbus is about to knock you out of them.Read More
It's a Song-a-Day Double Feature!Read More
Oh, the mid-2000s. I miss your piano pop.Read More
The Books's ability to make melodic beauty out of blatant chaos makes me jealousRead More
Rarely do I find myself recommending songs to friends and saying, "I don't want to tell you anything more about it. I don't want to spoil it." "All This Time" makes me do that though.Read More
It's Michelle from Japanese Breakfast singing about falling in love with a robot. What else do you want?Read More
Public Service Broadcasting continues to be one of the most innovative and compelling music acts around today.Read More
It's a late cover song Saturday! This week, I'm featuring a performance by the fantastic Punch Brothers.Read More
Sydney-based Middle Kids have managed to encapsulate the sound of young adulthood confusion in one of their first singles. But in a kinda fun way?Read More
Don't make the opera singer angry. You won't like her when she's angry.Read More
BANKS's Goddess is one of the sultriest albums I have ever listened to, and "Stick" is one of the jewels in its tantalizing crown.Read More
HAIM is doing everything they can to save Top 40 radio.
Combining the sounds of Los Angeles pop with hints of classic Americana rock 'n' roll and R&B, the Haim sisters weave track after track of their new album, Something To Tell You, with strands of heartbreak, longing and passion. "Little Of Your Love" is a prime example of the band's talent for creating anthemic hooks and landing impeccable harmonies (somewhat reminiscent of 1950's Doo-wap) on top of a solid pop-rock track.
Most of this summer's hits have been redundant in tone and approach; lots of four-chord synth jams with increasingly odd rhythm-makers leading the beat and some other singer sampled on the track. I don't know if "Little Of Your Love" or Something To Tell You's other single, "Want You Back" will be able to match the hype of Days Are Gone's "The Wire" or "Forever" but I hope they do. HAIM is a wickedly talented band.
It's the Spring of 2013 when I first hear "The Fall" off Rhye's debut album, Woman. I'm an outgoing senior in high school driving home from someone's house in my mom's minivan. The windows are open enough to let a faint, warm breeze pass through the car. And as the song builds and flows, emitting waves of longing and tenderness, I begin to gently cry to myself. Not too much though, I still need to see the highway in front of and under me.
It's been over four years since we last heard from Rhye. I am delighted to hear their new track, "Please" in all its sensual, heart-wrenching glory.
This song is too good not to share.
Glaspy has a ridiculously clean, clear and emotive voice, as well as beautiful guitar skills. This song speaks for itself and I hope everyone else is as moved as I am.
I was planning on featuring a Lucius song tonight anyways, but an NPR recording of the band performing "Dusty Trails" at SXSW popped up in my subscription box, so picking the track was pretty easy. Good luck lifting your jaw off the floor after the 2:52 mark.