O Future – “And You’re Mine”

Surreal Video Accompanies O Future’s Affectionate Single, “And You’re Mine” Off Forthcoming Immaculate EP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Don’t confuse the vibes on the newest O Future track for evil; on the contrary, it’s overwhelmed by love. The LA-based duo, comprised of Katherine Mills Rymer originally from South Africa and Jens Bjornkjaer of Denmark, is known for producing music with a deep undertow, pulling … Continue reading O Future – “And You’re Mine”

Revel in Synths on Tupper Werewolf’s Flavour Country

It has been almost exactly a year since Tupper Werewolf released an EP packed to the brim with intrigue. The Glaswegian artist also known as Gordon Barr is comfortable in great halls of synthesizers, each one seemingly more festive than the last. There is color everywhere, and not only in a figurative sense; browsing all of his discography on Bandcamp, each piece of art incorporates … Continue reading Revel in Synths on Tupper Werewolf’s Flavour Country

Best Songs of 2020: 1. def.sound & Zhao

sawdustandgin: Bouncy bars travel along smooth terrain before reaching a mystical destination. Get electrocuted by love, courtesy of Def Sound and Zhao.  Best Songs of 20201. def.sound – “STRUCK!” produced by Zhao The friendships I forged with both def.sound and Zhao stoke the fire of my love for this track—”STRUCK!“ is energized by life, love, and art. My relationship with these artists may have been eroded by … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 1. def.sound & Zhao

Best Songs of 2020: 3. Khuê

sawdustandgin: Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê Into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  With the turn of the calendar comes new goals and fresh experiences. For Khuê, 2021, or more specifically the next album he releases, will serve as a milestone in his career. The SoCal musician has made music for years, but his recent singles are the only he has released … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 3. Khuê

Best Songs of 2020: 5. Coping Mechanism

Best Songs of 20205. Coping Mechanism – “The Internet Makes Me Feel Ugly” 2020 was the definition of sensory overload, but Coping Mechanism, aka Phillip Jon Taylor, offers a salve. Nothing like serene glitch-pop to drown out the darkness of the world (and one’s own thoughts). Coping Mechanism | order Coping Mechanism | website | Twitter | YouTube | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 5. Coping Mechanism

The eponymous record from KNIGHTSTOWN is steel-clad and sensitive

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Human memory is selective, favoring joyous moments in the margins of our lives. Why else would we buy the picture of our goofy faces on a roller coaster or bother with nature photography? We crave the butterflies that fill our bellies on momentous occasions, and KNIGHTSTOWN, also known as Michael Aston, has found a way … Continue reading The eponymous record from KNIGHTSTOWN is steel-clad and sensitive

Feel layers of ranging emotions on Kira May’s lush LP, Sense

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Saying that Kira May’s new album is an experience sells it short. The Toronto-based artist first made a mark with her debut Health EP, which earned praise for its prominent use of looped vocals, able to create soaring soundscapes with some accompaniment on guitar and percussion. Her new record, due out this Friday, uses these … Continue reading Feel layers of ranging emotions on Kira May’s lush LP, Sense

Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Josh Jacobson is in transition. Last year he released his lush First Light EP last fall, and recently gave fans a taste of new music with the double A-side singles, ‘One You Need’ and ‘Violet’. He’s been working on a debut album, with which he hopes to showcase his vocals and songwriting more prominently than … Continue reading Ride Josh Jacobson’s future beats WAVE via his new mixtape

Hark Madley’s Debut EP Glows Like John Glenn’s Fireflies

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  “My status is excellent,” American astronaut John Glenn declares in a transmission to NASA’s control center during the 1962 Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, the first to transport a man around the Earth. When Glenn sees the sun rise behind him as he hovers above the planet, he describes mysterious particles which became known as ‘fireflies’ that … Continue reading Hark Madley’s Debut EP Glows Like John Glenn’s Fireflies

Elohim – “Good Day Bad Day”

Elohim Copes With the Good, the Bad and the Groovy on New Single “Good Day Bad Day” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Despite her recent single, “I’m Lost,” Elohim has never felt more on course. The songwriter is reliable for compelling indietronica, and she always delivers something different, from heart-wrenching ballads to haunting dance parties. Her latest track shows her vulnerability and optimism, layered over … Continue reading Elohim – “Good Day Bad Day”