Review: Temples – Sun Structures

Review: Temples – Sun Structures
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Temples falls into a very long line of bands who have traveled down the psych-pop-rock path in an attempt to capture groovy, spaced-out hearts full of love. With a refreshing sound that’s a bit more crisp, they just might be able to do it. … read more

Review: Tycho – Awake

Review: Tycho – Awake
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Hansen has created a blend of organic and digital that isn’t overwhelming to fans of Tycho’s earlier work, but heavy enough that it might even be enjoyed by an indie rock fan. The final three tracks of Awake show how far Hansen has come with not just his understanding of music but his ability to grow and evolve, bringing his listeners along for the ride.  … read more

Review: Múm – Smilewound

Review: Múm – Smilewound
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When I first turned on Smilewound by Múm, my stomach knotted up and I immediately got anxious and a little nervous for what was about to transpire. … read more

Review: Tim & Adam – Self-Titled

Review: Tim & Adam – Self-Titled
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Before Tim & Adam, I had never actually listened to either of them. Tim, of The Postmarks and Adam from I Am Stereo came together and created an album that will most likely end up on many a summer mixtapes. … read more

Review: Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Review: Young Galaxy – Ultramarine
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When I heard “Pretty Boy,” the first single from Young Galaxy’s fourth release, Ultramarine, I anxiously awaited tuning my ears into the rest of the album. I discovered Young Galaxy through their 2011 record, Shapeshifting, and was immediately hooked on the synth-heavy dance beats the group was creating. … read more

Rodriguez @ The Complex 04.29

Rodriguez @ The Complex 04.29
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As the weeks went by, I had the chance to see Searching for Sugar Man a second time, renewing my excitement to see him live. News of a sold-out show spread through the streets of the Internet and status updates of those in need of tickets filled my feed in the days leading up to the concert.  … read more

Daughter @ Urban Lounge 05.14

Daughter @ Urban Lounge 05.14
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They started playing and Urban was immediately filled with a sense of euphoric melancholia. Daughter has some of the saddest, most tragic songs I have ever heard, and hearing them live was painstakingly beautiful. … read more

Diving Deep with Baths

Diving Deep with Baths
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Obsidian reveals a much more mature side of Baths that fans might not be used to. When you first turn it on, you hear the same poppy, indietronica beats, similar to Cerulean, but there is a Trent Resnor inspired darkness about it that looms heavily throughout the entire album.  … read more

The Time I Went To Sasquatch

The Time I Went To Sasquatch
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is my slightly blurred account of what happened at the 2013 Sasquatch Music Festival. Call it what you will, a recap, a guide, a ramble, whatever this might be to you, it is my journal and the only way I will ever be able to remember what I just experienced.  … read more

Ghostly International: Not Just a Label

Ghostly International: Not Just a Label
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Ghostly International is more than just a music label. Ghostly is a community that is home to musicians, artists and dreamers who are all connected by a string of creativity. Together, they weave the web that makes up Ghostly International.  … read more