Horse Shoes — Wavves

Keegan Swenson

March 3, 2011

Filed under Featured Songs

Love or hate him, Nathan Williams is making exceptionally original music. The new free single, “Horse Shoes”, sounds nothing like his previous work. Dare I say, it is Wavves leaving their comfortable noise genre and entering... Read more »

Punch Drunk Love — Star Slinger vs. Teams

Logan McMillen

March 2, 2011

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The dramatic bollywood string samples and vibrato heavy 50’s style vocals give this summery Moby-esque track some real character. Think if Cassius just chilled out in Hawaii for a few months...this is what would come out.

People’s Partay — Danielson

Kale Walch

March 1, 2011

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Sure it sounds like a kids’ song, but it’s not, I tell you! With Indie music as it is these days, I don’t know anymore! Judge it for yourself.

I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun — Beach House

Logan McMillen

February 28, 2011

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This mellow pop track evokes winter landscape imagery, and not just because of the overly overt title. The moaning (almost whining) vocals paired with a simple chord progression and some auxiliary percussion mixed low lets the... Read more »

A Case of You — James Blake (Joni Mitchell Cover)

Kale Walch

February 27, 2011

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James Blake’s honest voice invokes emotion, mostly pity and sadness. Which is a good thing. Such a voice is hard to come by these days. Enjoy it while he’s still alive.

Photojournalist — Small Black (Star Slinger Remix)

Logan McMillen

February 26, 2011

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A repetitive, hi-hat heavy, two step beat fleshes out this minimalist pop tune. Reverbed out vocals and syncopating “car door ajar” samples gives it an organic quality while the compressed bass motif in the background adds... Read more »

The World (Is Going Up in Flames) — Charles Bradley

Kale Walch

February 25, 2011

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This track takes the listener into an age long past, when soul flowed down the streets of America like a flood. The days of Al Greene, and other legends. Tightly arranged instrumentation tops off Bradley’s ample vocals.

Coat of Arms — Nosaj Thing

Logan McMillen

February 24, 2011

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Minimalism speaks volumes. I know that’s a cliche, but it’s one you can’t avoid when describing Nosaj Thing’s music. The dark, ethreal sonic landscapes he shapes and molds over the course of “Coat of Arms” makes for... Read more »

RW — The Psychic Paramount

Kale Walch

February 23, 2011

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This bizarre, but funky instrumental by this New York trio may seem repetitive, but this may seem repetitive. See what I did there. Listen to it anyway, it’ll build character.