Articles by

Ashley Prillaman

PREMIERE: FOONYAP Finds Sweet Epiphany with “Free and Easy Wandering”

Thirteen years ago, Canadian musician FOONYAP took a class in Chinese poetry. The themes discussed in those poems directly influenced her latest single “Free and Easy Wandering,” a song built around the exploration of self. The music is as...

PREMIERE: Bloods “Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That”

Marihuzka Cornelius, aka MC, grew up in what many consider a rough part of Western Sydney, Australia. In the ’90s, you could find her dressed in regulation plaid, with Nirvana on blast in the background. It was her neighborhood’s...

PREMIERE: Weiwu “Ya Wei”

Names are a strange thing. As a musician, a band name can become a costume of sorts, something you put on, but ultimately disregard as a caricature of yourself. It can become something one fights with their label about,...

PREMIERE: Chaos Chaos Chart New Territory With “Many Roads”

Asy and Chloe Saavedra enjoyed cutting the hair off their dolls as girls, cropping it short to match their idols: the feminist icons of Sleater-Kinney. Back then, the sisters were exploring jamming out on the upright piano in their...

Bizou Premieres Stilllifeburning EP For a World on Fire

It’s one of those days. The sun is bright, but the news is bad and everyone’s eyes are on the clouds, peering from the windows of our hermetically-sealed homes, perfectly composed as if to somehow stave off chaos. On...

Stefan T Premieres Party Anthem “All Night”

“Growing up in Vegas taught me how to throw a good party,” Stefan T says, and his new single “All Night” certainly has the swagger of the strip: lights, dirt, a sideways smile. From his upcoming album NightShift, due...

Parlor Walls Juxtapose Beauty and Horror with Video for “Game”

Post-punk darlings Parlor Walls weave a deadly spell in their latest music video for “Game.” The initial drone, followed by an unnerving pulse of a beep, reminiscent to a heartbeat on a hospital monitor, is almost as unnerving as...

PREMIERE: Cannibal Kids “Voicemail”

Labeling yourself as a band is always a tricky situation, fraught with the peril of being compared and contrasted to many great bands (and many more terrible ones). Though Cannibal Kids’ Spotify bio cites “Japanese City Pop” and references...

LIVE REVIEW: Magic City Hippies @ The Regent

“What kind of music was that?” my husband asked as we left The Regent on a Saturday night. We had just finished watching Magic City Hippies perform for the second time (the first at the That Tent during Bonnaroo...

Austin Synthpop Duo Moonray Document Marital Bliss with Honeymoon EP

Indie Pop duo Jonray and Barbara Higginbotham may be living the ultimate millennial dream: they live in Austin, Texas and are making sweet, synth-infused music together. Their latest EP Honeymoon is mellifluous without being saccharine, tonally reminiscent of early...

PREMIERE: The Endangered Species “A Thousand Years Away”

Global warming, nationalism, consumerism, addiction… the human race is having to address its own greed head on. Brothers Wade and Robin Divver formed The Endangered Species as an act of activism, the music becoming a pathway to speak their...

PREMIERE: Fay Kueen “Atmospheric Zebra”

Experimental pop artist Fay Kueen enjoys blurring the lines between classical music and indie rock. The video for her latest song “Atmospheric Zebra” bends space and time, following Kueen around New York City as the city morphs and twists...

PREMIERE: Stimmerman “Dentist vs Pharmacist”

  Parental expectations can be fraught with peril. Some parents expect their kids to take over the family business, some envision their children as doctors or lawyers, and in some circles dwell Alex P. Keaton types whose hippie parents...

PREMIERE: The Brilliance “Facebook”

Something’s brewing in the water over in Marshfield, Wisconsin. It’s the home town of David Gungor and John Arndt, aka The Brilliance, a liturgical (read: Christian) band who has taken a turn for the secular, with political anthems that...