“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 […]

“Echo”- EP by VÉRITÉ

This EP is VÉRITÉ’s first and I can already tell this girl has a serious future in the music industry. Not only is she vocally talented but also her songs show variety and can appeal to all types of pop lovers from the more electronic side to more indie. Her songs are the type of […]

Hotel Anywhere by Cold War Kids

“Hotel Anywhere” is a bouncier tune, driven by Maust’s bass line.  It starts off big right from the get go, drums, guitar and the bass firing on all cylinders, along with some nice keyboard accents.  This is much more of an anthem song, with a big U2-esque chorus.  It’s fun to listen to and I […]

Hot Coals by Cold War Kids

“Hot Coals” plays the simple route again, with a big drum beat and guitar playing around Willet’s vocals at the beginning of the track.  After the first verse, the bass guitar kicks in and adds a little more muscle to the sound.  This song builds up as it moves along, with Willet adding a little […]

Here It Goes Again by OK Go

“Here It Goes Again” – This is the song that gave me full exposure to OK Go. The opening guitar rift immediately asked for my attention and maintained my attention all through the course of the song. The catchy chorus is hard not to enjoy also. The video features the band dancing on treadmills in […]

First by Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids released their 5th album in October – “Hold My Home”.  Hailing from the OC in Fullerton, CA, the band released their first full length album “Robbers & Cowards” in 2006.  Their debut came after some well-hyped EPs and live performances, and it showed a great deal of promise for the band (and […]

Stand Up by In The Valley Below

In The Valley Below is a duo comprised of Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail.  The two met in the Hollywood music scene, and their debut album “The Belt” which was released a few months ago shows a great deal of potential.  They share songwriting credits and vocals and the two really mesh together very well.  […]

Blame it on me by George Ezra

George Ezra – “Blame It On Me” – I discovered George while I was touring the UK a few weeks back.  Almost every morning when I turned on the radio, a song of his was playing. Upon hearing his most popular song, “Budapest”, I was sold on checking out his music.  To his credit, George […]

Cool Kids by Echosmith

Echosmith – “Cool Kids” – Echosmith is band made of 4 siblings (Graham is 15, Sydney is 17, Noah is 18 and Jamie is 21) from Los Angeles, whom have been making music together since 2009. In May 2012, the band was signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Prior to being signed […]