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VIDEO REVIEW: TORRES “Strange Hellos”

Mackenzie Scott is primed to explode. Making music since 2012 under the moniker TORRES, that explosion might refer to her combustible stage performance or her rocket-like trajectory as she prepares to release her sophomore album Sprinter on May 5th via...

Phox

TRACK REVIEW: Sylvan Esso remixes PHOX

Funky electropop duo Sylvan Esso just did a lovely remix of PHOX’s song “Slow Motion” and it is so deliciously silky and smooth. Sylvan Esso hails from Durham, North Carolina and is made up of vocalist Amelia Meath and...

TRACK REVIEW: PHOX “1936”

Love at first listen is a rare occurrence, especially if, like me, you’re a self-proclaimed picky listener. It takes a while to really become smitten with any artist. Those that win me over instantly usually bring something new to the...

BAND OF THE MONTH: Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut is a beautiful study in synergy. Combining the timeless, self-possessed sound of Amelia Meath’s velveteen vocals with cleverly nuanced, exultant electronic production from Nick Sanborn, the project has captivated an ever-growing fan base that includes the...

VIDEO REVIEW: Sylvan Esso “Play It Right”

  Sylvan Esso certainly isn’t the first act to pepper electronica with folk undertones but their combination is particularly intriguing to say the least. It is pure and honest while still managing to uplift listeners and make them wanna move. The North Carolina...

Wytches

TRACK OF THE WEEK: “Wire Frame Mattress” by The Wytches

As if we needed another reason to be excited about SXSW, Brighton-based rockers The Wytches have announced that they’ll be in Austin this March for their live US debut.  “Wire Frame Mattress” from Gravedweller (available for free download on...

Ages and Ages

TRACK REVIEW: Ages and Ages “I See More”

If you’re in need of a soundtrack for your revolution, look no further than Divisionary, the sophomore album of Portland “folkadelic” seven-piece Ages and Ages.  It’s part concept album, part inspirational how-to guide for disillusioned souls intent on bucking...

Sylvan Esso

TRACK REVIEW: Sylvan Esso “Coffee”

What’s better at warming brittle bones in the brutal cold than a piping hot cup of coffee?  The only thing I can even think of is the newest track from Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit Sylvan Esso, and wouldn’t you know,...