Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

This week featuring the likely swan song from an artist I’m sure many thought would never still be around at this stage in his life…   Considered by many to be the godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop has been playing music for the past 50 years.  Born and raised in a trailer park in Michigan, […]

Gasoline by Halsey

​This is one of the ‘best vibes’ song I’ve ever heard. The music and her voice are so well harmoniously connected. Halsey is so borderline lyrical; I believe she really does put so much of her heart into her songs. I’ve listened to most of her other work, this is all in line with the […]

Do You Remember by Jarryd James

Jarryd comes to us from Australia, where he began playing in a band called Holland in 2012. The band recorded a debut album, but it was never released and this led Jarryd to fall into depression and quit making music. In late 2014, he was asked to accompany some friends on a tour as their […]

My love is cool (Favorites) by Wolf Alice

I’m tapping into another London-based band this week, not all-female but led by a female vocalist.  Wolf Alice formed back in 2010 as a duo and released an EP, but grew to their current quartet in 2012.  The band released a number of singles before releasing an EP in 2013 which got a lot of […]

Believe (Nobody Knows) by My Morning Jacket

“Believe (Nobody Knows)” kicks off “The Waterfall”. It’s a very positive and uplifting song, which is something Jim James usually tries to embody in his music. This track will probably become a live favorite since it’s easy to see how this song could be taken up a few notches in concert. I think the studio […]

OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”

I’m back from Europe, and must sadly report that the music scene in France is mostly disposable American pop music on the radio. Even the French language songs were mostly takeoffs on tired American pop music. There was one track that did stand out on the radio, a song titled “Cheerleader” by OMI (Omar Samuel […]

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 […]

Winter by TV on the Radio

Winter highlights some big guitar sound from Malone as the track starts off.  The first minute is just Malone’s guitar and Adebimpe’s vocals, until a simple drum beat kicks in with some heavy underlying bass.  The underlying elements sound simple, but as the song evolves it sounds much bigger than its parts.       […]

TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio first formed in Brooklyn early in the 21st century.  The band’s first origins came about when multi-instrumentalist/producer Dave Sitek moved into the same building where vocalist Tunde Adebimpe was living.  Both had been working on recording music on their own, but soon realized they sounded good working together.  They made an […]