Adeline Hotel embraces contradiction and nostalgia on Away Together

sngalbums: Photo Credit: Chris Bernabeo Originally appeared on the 405.  As Dan Knishkowy, aka Adeline Hotel, explains in his new record, life is filled with contradictions. Called Away Together, it is his third solo LP, though he has lent a hand on a few other recent releases such as Ian Wayne’s A Place Where Nothing Matters and Lung Cycles’ self-titled album. Knishkowy’s new LP under … Continue reading Adeline Hotel embraces contradiction and nostalgia on Away Together

Adeline Hotel embraces contradiction and nostalgia on Away Together

Photo Credit: Chris Bernabeo Originally appeared on the 405.  As Dan Knishkowy, aka Adeline Hotel, explains in his new record, life is filled with contradictions. Called Away Together, it is his third solo LP, though he has lent a hand on a few other recent releases such as Ian Wayne’s A Place Where Nothing Matters and Lung Cycles’ self-titled album. Knishkowy’s new LP under Adeline … Continue reading Adeline Hotel embraces contradiction and nostalgia on Away Together

Princess Chelsea clinches the title of Loneliest Girl on her new album

Originally appeared on the 405.  For her new album cover, Chelsea Nikkel sits among overgrown wildflowers hugging her knees to her chest while shooting the camera a grin. Pastels adorn her and butterflies float around her feet. But the first thing you may notice are her searing red eyes. Read more.  Princess Chelsea | buy The Loneliest Girl | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram … Continue reading Princess Chelsea clinches the title of Loneliest Girl on her new album

Cloud wallows in sensitivity while celebrating life on Plays with Fire

Photo Credit: Carson Lund Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  When you play with fire, you’re supposed to get burned. But what if you’re careful with fire? Even when handling flames with your most serious demeanor, it’s still possible to get hurt. At least, that’s what can be learned from Cloud’s sensitive and joyous new album. On the band’s nine-track effort titled … Continue reading Cloud wallows in sensitivity while celebrating life on Plays with Fire

Jenny Hval, Feminist Vampire

sngalbums: I wouldn’t mind writing about Jenny Hval every year. The Norwegian artist has been around the block, but remains relatively quiet in a provocative niche, where industrial electronics meet political performance art. Her 2015 LP, Apocolypse, girl, was a great introduction to her work, and did make my top albums list of that year. Now she’s back on SnG due to the mastery of … Continue reading Jenny Hval, Feminist Vampire

Finding Solace in Ngaiire’s New Album, Blastoma

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  To achieve stadium arena fame in the music industry, you have to be very lucky and at least somewhat talented. Many times, it seems the most exciting new acts are unfairly ignored for arbitrary corporate reasons, but boutique agencies work to find those gems and polish them with care and attention. My first job out of college was at … Continue reading Finding Solace in Ngaiire’s New Album, Blastoma

“Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke is local to LA by … Continue reading “Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo