released 2018, 3T entertainment. I was practically in full on hype mode for Mariah's fantastic "Caution" last fall, that it was easy for me to let some great music slip through the cracks. Iyla Blue released the "War+raindrops" EP back in October of 2018, and I've only just gotten to experience it. Magnificent is the... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si954EdfMNQ Okay well, here's the Xenomania-produced girl group's debut (or just promo/buzz?) single. I guess it's okay, nothing marvelous. A little catchy, but I want MORE.
https://youtu.be/ZGDGdRIxvd0 Okay I wanted to like this because Gesaffelstein is involved but The Weeknd ruined it with those horrendous lyrics. "She can ride in top of your face while I fuck you straight"? Disgusting and *slightly* homophobic. I'll wait for the instrumental to leak, but if you can put aside the dumbass writing you should... Continue Reading →
released 2019, crush music. I'm normally a sucker for cover albums, but usually artists at least try to add their unique flavors to the songs they update.. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Weezer came out of nowhere with an album that plays it entirely too safe, with no real flavor amidst these cover... Continue Reading →
Xenomania (Brian Higgins and his stable of writers of Girls Aloud/Florrie/Mini Viva production fame for those of you less knowledgeable of quality pop music) have revealed a new girl group under their wing, named "Unperfect". I can't say I'm excited, as the last few years haven't been too impressive (aside from Nadine Coyle's brilliant but... Continue Reading →
Okay but, this is actually amazing and simultaneously messed up. I know I'm sick and fackin' tired of garbage SoundCloud rent-a-rappers polluting my shuffle and bad recommendations, but at the same time..... Can you imagine every Radiohead inspired (read: derivative) indie band that took acid to help them write rhymes being able to see how... Continue Reading →
released 2019, avex. AAA member Shuta Sueyoshi releases another solo album that has its share of unique j-pop cuts, but suffers from a short length that left me wanting more (especially as his new single "Over Quartzer" is about to be released and wasn't featured on the tracklist.). What it lacks in length, it makes... Continue Reading →
It was really really chilly and windy last night, proper weather for a night of dreamy tunes and reverb heavy guitars don't you think? I'd been looking forward to Ethereal Fest for some time, as a huge indie music fan with an obsession for the dreampop and shoegaze sound, it was right up my alley... Continue Reading →
released 2019, polydor. I have a bit of an up/down relationship with James Blake, sometimes I've been completely dazzled by his work and other times I've found myself straight up exhausted after getting through some of his work. I didn't know what to expect going into "Assume Form", his fourth full length offering, so I... Continue Reading →
Oh yeah baby. Czecho are doing a ten date tour in the summer to support a new EP they'll be releasing and I cannot wait. Hoping we get a single soon or something!