Articles by

Jamila Aboushaca

INTERVIEW: Taylor Grey on Debut LP Space Case

California dreamer Taylor Grey may not be old enough to legally drink yet, but she is more mature and graceful than anyone I ever went to college with. She selflessly helped raise money for victims of the recent hurricanes by...

INTERVIEW/SHOW PREVIEW: Dinowalrus

Pete Feigenbaum spoke to me for about an hour about this thing, that goes on in New York City. People play instruments on stage, sometimes for near to no money—but the action of it is rewarding enough.

Artist Interview: Big Eyes

Kaitlyn Eldridge is the ultimate momma bear to the music she’s created her whole teenage and adult life. She was always that cool girl (although she might not think so) that played in adolescent bands, while the rest of...

ARTIST INTERVIEW + VIDEO REVIEW: Cocovan “Chic (Someone To Love)”

Part French, part Iranian Cocovan disappeared for about a year—leaving her fans in the art and music world wandering through empty social media sites. Then, like the reincarnations of Madonna’s various styles, Cocovan reemerged as the glam-pop empress that she...

ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Grinberg “Short Stories”

Daniel Grinberg’s full-length is just a pure, and melodic album. Daniel, along with vocalists Aveva Dese, Alex Moshe, and Yoav Arbel, create Short Stories. Each track is a brief, yet delicate peek into Grinberg’s illustrations of life. Produced by Maor Scwartzberg off of...

EP REVIEW: Joseph Sant “Sea White Salt”

Joseph Sant just released Sea White Salt, and it’s a pure string of ambient tracks. His new EP includes the single “Nor’easter,” which can possibly relate to his voyage from Seattle, to right here. He now seems to like Brooklyn,...

EP REVIEW: Chrystyna Marie “Loaded Gun”

At first click, I saw visions of Janis Joplin singing “Loaded Gun,” the single off Chrystyna Marie‘s upcoming EP (also named Loaded Gun). She’s a Toronto-native chick and sultry vocalist—also super stunning. She’s no alien to performing and making music;...

TRACK REVIEW: Fried Monk “Heartbeats”

One thing I’ve learned from musicians like Steve Choi from RX Bandits, is that there are entertainers… and then there are true artists. While musicians can intertwine both elements, it’s rare to truly find an artist at core—not focusing...

TRACK REVIEW: BECOME X NoMBe’s “Miss Mirage”

Another glorious mold, another captivating remix. BECOME has turned NoMBe‘s “Miss Mirage” into a chillwave sound. Recently released, it has been transformed into a repeat-friendly track. I’ll hold on to the last few moments of summer with this. In between the...

EP REVIEW: Milhaus “The Graduate”

When Milhaus isn’t paying homage to that classic late 60s film, Paulina Mandeville, Charlie Kaplan, and Ian Wayne are making some sweet music. Their debut EP released in May, “The Graduate,” is only a mere four-track ensemble. You won’t grow tired...

TRACK REVIEW: CAPPA “Killin’ It”

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bitter’s Kiss “Self-Titled”

Chloe Baker is a young, yet courageous artist, who isn’t afraid to say what other girls are thinking. Although she may appear to be in her innocent and naive youth (namely, still in high school), her self-titled release delivers...

TRACK REVIEW: EXGF “We Are The Hearts”

Ethereal rhythms and unceasing electronic sounds make for EXGF‘s “We Are The Hearts.” Much like a beautiful natural disaster, the song starts with a mission to put you into a reverie (it succeeds). What’s already great is then embellished...

TRACK REVIEW: Ryley Walker “Sweet Satisfaction”

Fingerpicking patterns and Chicagoan Ryley Walker’s slightly mumbled, yet melodic and crouched angelic voice make for his latest premiere, “Sweet Satisfaction.” By way of Dead Oceans, listen to the some of the most amazing guitar work fleshed into a little...

TRACK REVIEW: Turn To Crime “Prince of Slackers”

We’ve learned from Can’t Love that the Detroit-based triad, Turn To Crime, can make even muffled white noise into a rhythmic invention. They’re back with a new single from their upcoming album, Actions (out on April 28). “Prince of Slackers” embodies...

ALBUM REVIEW: Aradia “Citizen of Earth”

Aradia embodies a style similar to 90’s electronic freestyle without being dreadfully cheesy. Perhaps it’s because she is a multi-instrumentalist, a unique song-writer, and a woman of many sounds. She may be originally from New York City, but she...

VIDEO REVIEW: Satellite Stories “Heartbeat”

Similarly like a younger Chris Martin singing “Yellow” and endlessly walking the dead shore-line, Esa Mankinen of Satellite Stories is instead revealing to the world their new single “Heartbeat” along a snowy winding road. Part of the quartet that...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Maravines “Distelfink”

I remember my friend was explaining to me that she needed to listen to EDM music when life became too chaotic for her, that these concerts provided the setting for her to let go. While this may be true for some people,...

EP REVIEW: Anne-Simone “Bittersweet”

What goes into the making of a single song? Aside from writing the lyrics and instrumentals, you have to record-mix-edit every second of each recording. Mixing software and code are all things foreign to me. What if there was...

LIVE REVIEW: Temples @ Irving Plaza

If a monster spit out the color wheel across the sparkling night sky, you would see what it was to experience Temples live. Before they travel back to tour in Europe for the winter, the band graced Irving Plaza...

VIDEO REVIEW: Sevdaliza “Backseat Love” (NSFW)

At its outset, “Backseat Love” seems to be the start of a movie montage, the kind of montage where a provocative woman sets out to assassinate her ex-lover. Turns out Sevdaliza was cruising around in her vintage Impala for opposite...

VIDEO REVIEW: Pet Sun “Gimme Your Soul”

Toronto-area garage rockers Pet Sun released the excellent Feel Like I’m Going Away, their debut EP for Sleepless Records, last September. Now, there’s a new video for “Gimme Your Soul,” equally seizure-inducing and psychedelic. The video flashes back with 90’s...