Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes

“Gimme All Your Love” slows things down musically. Howard’s vocals attack over a larger range during this track, really highlighting her abilities as a vocalist. The song highlights the more soulful part of the band, and has some similarities to some of the music the Afghan Whigs have done in the past. Howard does a […]

Where Are You Now by Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

Something about this song gets stuck in my head. I can’t tell if it is the melodic rhythm of Diplo and his metronome style–Skrillex spilling the bass like sips of honey–or Bieber offering a subtle hints of soul. For whatever reason, I think this new single has potential to become an anthem this summer. The […]

Mona Lisa by Dead Sara

“Mona Lisa”is the first single from the new album. It starts off with some background noise and finger-snapping along with a little band hum. Then the song kicks in with a snaky guitar line and a solid rhythm section. Armstrong gets to have a lot of fun with her vocals on this track. And while […]

Something Good by Dead Sara

“Something Good”is not the first single off of the album but it should be. Seems tailor-made for radio with a chorus that will quickly get stuck in your brain and verses that are begging to be sung along with. The production is clean and the music is very straightforward. – (sound is a little subpar)

Dead Sara

Dead Sara have been highlighted by me previously, and they just released their second album “Pleasure To Meet You”. The band, evoking shades of Hole, Sleater-Kinney and L7 play straightforward guitar driven rock. The band comparisons are mostly due to vocalist/guitarist Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley – you don’t see too many female-fronted rock […]

No Bad Vibez by Rich White Ladies

This song combines an interesting electronic-pop sound with stunning vocals to create a totally unique sound. The lyrics describe luxe, tropical living and create an anthem for any spring or summer vacation. It is a nice pick-me-up on any day to get rid of the bad vibes. It is the last song off of the […]

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 […]

“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 […]

I Wont Let You Down by OK Go

“I Won’t Let You Down” – This song is somewhat of a departure from the original sound of the band; honestly, the entire 4th album is a step in a different direction musically. Upon first listen of this song, it sounds like something you might hear in the late 70’s early 80’s. The band stated […]

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 […]