press photo by Dave McMahon San Francisco's The Y Axes latest album No Waves addresses anxiety - both personal and existential - with humor, nostalgic synths, and the kind of emo spirit any '90s kid can respect. The band has a strong a visual component to its live performances, and we get to [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:36:30-04:00July 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Mima Good Returns with Light-Hearted New Track “Holly Golightly”

Mima Good is NYC-born and based songwriter Raechel Rosen, whose sound and aesthetic espouses a contemporary pop sensibility with a darker atmosphere of synths, organs and guitars. The result is a moody, soulful sound that somehow calls to mind both Billie Eilish and Billie Holliday simultaneously. We first met her last year with the Good [...]

By |2019-07-19T18:24:44-04:00July 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Jamie Drake “Redwood Tree”

Photo by Kathryna Hancock In classic films, the setting is often established with a chorus in the background, a camera moving through the scene with care before landing on the ingénue. Singer-songwriter Jamie Drake utilizes many of the old Hollywood musical tropes on her latest single "Redwood Tree" -cascading vocal harmonies, a gentle [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:50:39-04:00July 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Madelin Lost Her Head on a ‘Mental Journey’ Interrogating Identity, Spirituality, and Art

Madelin pulses with sheer goddess vitality. Across her latest EP, a seven-song expedition of micro and macro concepts of the human form, particularly that of gender, sexuality and existential dread, called Then Her Head Fell Off, the Bushwick enchantress permits her voice to wriggle amidst waves of synths and midnight-rave glitter-dust. “I’m going to get [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:52:58-04:00July 16th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Beth Hansen Brings ’90s Electro Nostalgia to Late Guest At The Party with “Bend”

Brooklyn electro group Late Guest at the Party taps into the carefree, house-inspired rhythms, glistening synth lines, and instantly recognizable lyrical themes that ushered electronica into crossover pop in the '90s - surely a golden era for club jams if ever there was one. While their sound seems to have solidified around that nostalgic inspiration, it [...]

By |2019-07-12T10:31:15-04:00July 12th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: beccs Awakens Creative Feminine Energy with “By The Sea”

Photo by Katelyn Kopenhaver We last heard from Becca Gastfriend, a Brooklyn-based alt-soul singer who performs under the shortened eponym beccs, back in 2016, when she released her harrowing Unfound Beauty EP. The debut (and the powerful video for its lead single, "Therapy") chronicled her struggles with an eating disorder and celebrated the [...]

By |2019-07-11T21:51:52-04:00July 9th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

WOMAN OF INTEREST: The Evolution of Chelsea Handler

photo by Emily Shur While the concept of personal growth has become more and more ubiquitous - NPR reported last year that millennials spent twice as much as boomers on self-care essentials like workout plans, diet regimens, and therapy – the reasons for this welcome shift in focus to mental and physical health [...]

By |2019-06-25T11:56:46-04:00June 25th, 2019|FEATURES, Woman of Interest|

INTERVIEW: Sarah Burton Finds Self-Fulfillment on Give Me What I Want

As we grow older, it's natural to take stock of where we are in life. For singer-songwriter Sarah Burton, that introspection resulted in a dramatic change of scenery and inspired her latest record, Give Me What I Want, released earlier this year. On it, Burton reflects upon the lessons she's learned following her move from [...]

By |2019-06-24T18:00:37-04:00June 24th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Tanners Shares “Fumes” and Discusses Her Musical Evolution

New Yorik-based Tanner Peterson is the cowgirl prom queen the LGBT music scene has been waiting to experience. A Tennessee transplant, she’s had a diverse and international upbringing, spanning from Switzerland to Chattanooga (a moderately liberal artistic college town). She’s a dynamic, authentic artist, with an uninhibited curiosity and self-aware demeanor. In a dream sequence [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:52:29-04:00June 21st, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: The Blue Stones Confirm An Album Is On The Way

Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, alt-rock duo The Blue Stones performed at Bunbury Music Festival earlier this month after wrapping up their headlining North American tour. This year, vocalist / guitarist Tarek Jafar and drummer Justin Tessier have followed up their 2018 debut album, Black Holes, with several live music releases, including a cover of The Rolling Stones' [...]

By |2019-06-20T17:46:06-04:00June 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

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