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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Smokescreens “The Lost Song”

Today LA's Smokescreens release their debut record Used to Yesterday via Slumberland Records. They released this single "The Lost Song," which was actually a lost demo from the band's beginnings, earlier this week. Its galloping rhythm, melodic bass, and jangling guitars perfectly combine to create this kiwi-pop influenced upbeat earmworm you won't be able to [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:10+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Lost Boy ? “96”

  Davey Jones, the prolific mastermind behind experimental bedroom pop project Lost Boy ?, put out my favorite new summer jam this week! Listening to "96" after scrolling through too many friends' family vacation photos and recovering from an ice cream binge stomach ache succeeded in making me feel less like an apathetic beach sloth. Its [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:10+00:00 July 6th, 2018|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK + INTERVIEW: Elli Perry “Without You”

I saw Elli Perry for the first time in 2010 or 2011 (back when Brooklyn seemed to be at the height of its chillwave/synth-pop '80s revival), wailing her lungs out with an acoustic guitar. I was too insecure and intimated to start a band, feeling surrounded by pretentious dudes who only listened to whatever had [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Why Bonnie “Made of Paper”

  You can’t escape your past or the skin you’re born into. Blair Howerton of Austin, TX bedroom pop outfit Why Bonnie delivers this harsh reality in an unexpectedly uplifting package on "Made of Paper," the latest single from the band's upcoming debut EP In Water. It’s a bright, catchy earworm that warmly illustrates personal, intimate scenes from [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:53+00:00 January 12th, 2018|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Royal They “Say Less”

Photo cred. Seth Applebaum Happy 2018! Out first track of the week in the new year also happens to be an exclusive premiere of "Say Less," from The Royal They's new record Foreign Being, which comes out next week on King Pizza Records. Although the Josie & The Pussycats comparison seems so overused these days, all [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:55+00:00 January 5th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Tristen “Crying on Christmas Day”

Every year I'm frustrated by the lack of new Christmas songs and wonder why we always have to listen to the same classics on repeat. I obviously haven't been paying enough attention all these years, because this week's playlist is dominated by new holiday jams. My favorite of these is definitely "Crying on Christmas Day" [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:58+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Wendy Rae Fowler “Svengali”

  This week, just when I was craving a Christmas album written by David Lynch, former We Fell to Earth member Wendy Rae Fowler premiered "Svengali," the first single from her solo album Warped. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I've always felt that the repetitive holiday music we are subjected to every December subtly brainwashes us [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:01+00:00 December 8th, 2017|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bizarre Sharks “Tremendous”

In middle school, soon after I started to play guitar, I would go to my friend’s house who was learning to play drums. We would invite a couple people over, order Dominos and proceed to attempt songwriting for about half an hour and then spend the next two hours arguing about what our band name [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:08+00:00 December 1st, 2017|FEATURES, Track of the Week|

TRACK PREMIERE: Sad Baxter “Doubt”

When I was first introduced to the music of Sad Baxter, via 2016’s Weirdy, I realized they filled a void I didn’t even know existed: here was a band that was not afraid to go full grunge, and the payoff was great. Dirty guitars, heavy backbeats, and a Cobain-like growl mixed with a delightfully bizarre [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:34+00:00 June 16th, 2017|FEATURES, Premieres, Track of the Week|

TRACK OF THE WEEK: NOTS “Violence”

Last year, Memphis punk quartet NOTS released their arresting sophomore LP Cosmetic, brimming with a palpable, immediate energy. Though they're rockers at heart (and Cosmetic is relentless in its sonic barrage, no doubt) it was the band's penchant for art-rock flourishes that set the record apart. Fuzzed out guitars, warbling distortion, spacey buzzing synths, and [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:43+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|FEATURES, Track of the Week|