The Physical World by Death From Above 1979  

“The Physical World” picks up where DFA’79 left off to some degree, and you see that especially in a few tracks including their first single “Trainwreck 1979”.  However, the guys are a bit older now, more mature and settled down with families.  Plus, now they’re playing on their own terms and have no problems saying […]

Death From Above 1979

DFA’79 hail from Toronto and they released their first album “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine” 10 years ago.  Comprised of bass/synth player Jesse Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger, these guys put out a really unique sound – heavy, but very rhythmic, and always high volume and rushing ahead like they were trying to beat […]

“Man is Strange” by Skylar Fri

This new artist an amazing vocalist and has a clear talent for songwriting as well. Her sound is similar to Lana Del Rey but with a more electronic pop styling. This song is her first and was released in November of 2014. The song deals with the strange nature of man as the title implies. […]

Lostboycrow

This artist is new to the industry but already off to a great start. He released his first song “Adolescent” in December of 2014 and then “Hiy Hiy” in January 2015. He describes his music as a “pop minded vocalist’s dark love affair with the world of modern R and B”. Both songs begin with […]

“Renegade” by Shy Girls

This song is my favorite off of this Portland native’s newest album. The entire album is an amazing display of his vocal range and his smooth voice makes you never want to stop listening. It is hard to talk about him without comparing him to The Weeknd. Their voices are surprisingly similar but what they […]

“All We Need” by Odesza ft.Shy Girls

This song has a catchy electronic beat with stunning vocals. Shy Girls comes onto this track and adds an extra dimension of vocal talent. The beat is something that would fare very well at a house party but upon closer listening the song is much deeper than just something played for teens and twenty-something’s to […]

Bury Our Friends by The Sleater-Kinney

“Bury Our Friends” features a distorted guitar that almost sounds like fuzzy keyboards being played. The band again has a great chorus on this track which contrasts the more complicated rhythm of the verses with a more straightforward stomp. Brownstein and Tucker sound great singing together on this chorus as well.

Gimme Love by The Sleater-Kinney

“Gimme Love” is a really simple song with a succinct yet effective chorus of “Gimme love, gimme love, NEVER ENOUGH” repeated several times. It showcases the typical Sleater-Kinney vocal attack which is filled with urgency and intensity. There’s a nice guitar solo about midway through by Brownstein, she has a special custom made hollow body […]

Knock Knock Knock by Spoon

Spoon “Knock Knock Knock” – Back to more drums and acoustic guitar, but with a different flavor on this track.  This follows “Do You” very nicely.  The bass gets some more focus and space at the beginning of this song as well.  This gives the song more of a sinister sound and a completely different […]

Chimes at Midnight by Mastadon

Mastadon “Chimes At Midnight” – This track starts off a bit slower, with an ominous sounding guitar riff (which comes back again at the end), but then after 30 seconds, it kicks into a completely different groove with an awesome noodly guitar riff that propels the song forward.  Hinds never sound this good on vocals […]