The Cost of Our Future According to Absolutely Free

I would like to use this space to rectify the blurb I wrote about Costa Rican musician and producer Jorge Elbrecht when I gushed over No Joy’s Motherhood last year. The passage where I intended to give him his due feels now like I was trying desperately to sound aloof, not wanting to admit that this person actually has a ton of clout beyond his … Continue reading The Cost of Our Future According to Absolutely Free

Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Though we are several months away from autumn, the new single from Paper Citizen gets its namesake from a brooding fall evening. “Indigo September” is the latest release from the queer, LA-based Singaporean artist also known as Claire Gohst, pulled from her forthcoming 5-track EP, Wandering Gohst. A grunge vein runs through the whole record, reinforced at a key moment in the tracklist by … Continue reading Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

sngalbums: Glimmers is a special record that hits each note exactly, both musically and emotionally. In creating this record, Unstabile (say: un-stuh-beel), a native of Western Massachusetts, told Vanyaland, “I was more shaped by absence”: an absence of sunlight, sound, and community, they further specified. Glimmers is a response to that absence, containing all the sorrowful joy and joyful sorrow of a lonesome life. (Released … Continue reading Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

Glimmers is a special record that hits each note exactly, both musically and emotionally. In creating this record, Unstabile (say: un-stuh-beel), a native of Western Massachusetts, told Vanyaland, “I was more shaped by absence”: an absence of sunlight, sound, and community, they further specified. Glimmers is a response to that absence, containing all the sorrowful joy and joyful sorrow of a lonesome life. (Released on … Continue reading Glimmers of Sunlight Shine On Unstabile’s Early 2020 LP

Sumeau– “Circle Circle”

Restore Your Faith in Community With Sumeau’s “Circle Circle” Ahead of Forthcoming This is Not a Dream LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  It’s impossible to track the days anymore, and yet local nine-piece collective Sumeau (say: sumo) has dropped the perfect Sunday morning tune. “Circle Circle” is the lead single from their forthcoming record, This Is Not a Dream, due out November 13th. The … Continue reading Sumeau– “Circle Circle”

Sounds of Self-Isolation Define Das Kope’s Debut LP, Where I Live

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  For anyone who was concerned that the stay-at-home order would dampen the sound of summer, worry no more. The Brazil-born, LA-based musician Das Kope has been steadily releasing sunny shoegaze singles since 2018; his contributions on guitar alone are entrancing. Now we finally see the release of his debut full-length album, Where I Live, a fuzzy fantasy experienced from afar. … Continue reading Sounds of Self-Isolation Define Das Kope’s Debut LP, Where I Live

Explore Sugary Existentialism With Oddnesse’s Rebeca Arango

Originally appeared on LADYGUNN. The latest tune from the LA-based band, comprised of Rebeca Arango and Doug Walters (aka Grey Goon), comes after they took an accidental year-long break from releasing. As Arango describes in our interview below, the hiatus came out of indecision rather than lack of music—they still played shows, where they were able to show off their new material. The bountiful harmonies … Continue reading Explore Sugary Existentialism With Oddnesse’s Rebeca Arango