Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, and … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

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 Videos of 2020: 8. Dua Saleh

sawdustandgin: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 8. Dua Saleh

Michi – “Escondida”

Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just … Continue reading Michi – “Escondida”

Dynamic Sounds Reflect Kevin A’s Self-Exploration

sngalbums: In recent years, the music I connect with most largely deals with the painful, tangled nature of love. Yet, Kevin A’s incredibly romantic mixtape Tropic stood out to me in spite of itself. The Scarborough, Ontario native spent years on the project and said that it is an “exploration of his identity,” which inadvertently doubles as a meditation on all types of love.  Widely … Continue reading Dynamic Sounds Reflect Kevin A’s Self-Exploration

Dynamic Sounds Reflect Kevin A’s Self-Exploration

In recent years, the music I connect with most largely deals with the painful, tangled nature of love. Yet, Kevin A’s incredibly romantic mixtape Tropic stood out to me in spite of itself. The Scarborough, Ontario native spent years on the project and said that it is an “exploration of his identity,” which inadvertently doubles as a meditation on all types of love.  Widely labeled … Continue reading Dynamic Sounds Reflect Kevin A’s Self-Exploration

Best Albums of 2019, pt.4

listed alphabetically, #11–30 Summer Walker – Over It buy Over It | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud — Faye Webster – Atlanta Millionaires Club buy Atlanta Millionaires Club | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising buy Titanic Rising | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | … Continue reading Best Albums of 2019, pt.4

First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

sngshows: CAPYAC (foreground). Photo by Hernan Sanchez. Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The Viaduct is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the city, with a long history, especially relative to LA’s short memory. It is practically a living venue, constantly changing moods as the sun sets and as the energy of the crowd grows. The Metro zipped by throughout the night, which was just another … Continue reading First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct

CAPYAC (foreground). Photo by Hernan Sanchez. Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The Viaduct is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the city, with a long history, especially relative to LA’s short memory. It is practically a living venue, constantly changing moods as the sun sets and as the energy of the crowd grows. The Metro zipped by throughout the night, which was just another indication … Continue reading First Annual Future Sounds Festival Celebrates Soul at the Historic Baker Street Viaduct