Caroline Rose’s Carefully Crafted Tragedy, Superstar

It’s hard to describe, but go with me on this: imagine someone beat-box imitating the sound an old record player makes when it gets to the end but doesn’t stop spinning. That is the first glorious sound on “Nothing’s Impossible,” the opening track of Superstar, the latest album by crimson hero Caroline Rose. It is wound tightly around its titular concept. It’s also an enormous … Continue reading Caroline Rose’s Carefully Crafted Tragedy, Superstar

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: 6. Tolliver

Best Songs of 20206. Tolliver – “Drugs in College”  Though the production on “Drugs in College” is understated, Tolliver’s message is heard loud and clear. Grab a glass of water because partying and fucking are the only items on the agenda tonight. And maybe a misdemeanor (or three). Tolliver | SnG coverage | order ThinBlackDuke EP | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 6. Tolliver

Best Songs of 2020: 7. Henry Hall

Best Songs of 20207. Henry Hall – “John the Dog” As far as silly music goes, “John the Dog,” and frankly the rest of Neato, ranks among the best of all time. The tale of Henry Hall’s imaginary dog pal leads us down a path to frightening self-awareness and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Henry Hall | listen to Neato | website | Facebook | Twitter … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 7. Henry Hall

Best Songs of 2020: 9. Cut Worms

Best Songs of 20209. Cut Worms – “Sold My Soul” I needed the crooked twang of Cut Worms in 2020, and I sing along to “Sold My Soul” like I myself have made a deal with the devil. Nobody Lives Here Anymore is a comforting alt-country experience, but the Sold My Soul EP is even cozier.  Cut Worms | SnG coverage | order Nobody Lives Here Anymore … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 9. Cut Worms

Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

Best Songs of 202010. Alina Bea – “Never” You Will Learn was a long time coming, and when I finally sat down with it, “Never” knocked me over like a ton of bricks. One thing I can always expect from Alina Bea is the unexpected. Alina Bea | SnG coverage | order You Will Learn | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 10. Alina Bea

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 that feature his singing voice. Both “Disappear” and “I Didn’t Know” … Continue reading Recent Synthwave Singles Push Khuê Into Pastel Bedroom Pop Territory

Best Videos of 2020: 10. Vinyl Williams

sngalbums: “Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  After the last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 10. Vinyl Williams

Andy Shauf – “You Slipped Away”

Andy Shauf Reveals Cold-Hearted Single “You Slipped Away” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  One of the last shows featured in Grimy Goods, before mass tour cancellations and venue closures, was Andy Shauf at the Fonda. The Canadian musician performed songs from his January album, The Neon Skyline, which feels like it came out a lifetime ago. Now he has returned with a new single taken … Continue reading Andy Shauf – “You Slipped Away”