Have some grown-up fun with Phantastic Ferniture

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Julia Jacklin has grown since her debut solo record, Don’t Let the Kids Win. With her new band Phantastic Ferniture, she sings of missed romantic opportunities and is happy to let life happen without allowing anxiety to impede. The Ferns (please let this nickname catch on) capitalize on lackadaisical adulthood rather than insatiable nostalgia.  Read more.  … Continue reading Have some grown-up fun with Phantastic Ferniture

Worshipping (with) Liz Vice

Photo Credit: Katrina Sorrentino Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Her new album, Save Me, is a first for Liz Vice in many ways, despite being her sophomore LP. Her debut was written entirely by Josh White, showing off her voice with what is quite literally soul music, with notable Christian overtones. It became a surprise success which has led Vice to … Continue reading Worshipping (with) Liz Vice

Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Imaad Wasif often feels like he not of this world. His realm is not physical, though it is tangible. I had the opportunity to pose him some questions about his recent record, Great Eastern Sun, and his career in general to get a chance to understand him and the process behind his profoundly moving work. He shared insights on why … Continue reading Exploring Context for Imaad Wasif’s Lost-Then-Found Record, Great Eastern Sun

Soulful chamber pop single from EMÆL implores you not to fold your kite

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. EMÆL don’t want you to give in to the grind. Today they are debuting a video for their single ‘Yellowtail’ that tells a colorful tale about working for a tyrant in a dead-end job. Read more. EMÆL | buy Glasswork | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Soulful chamber pop single from EMÆL implores you not to fold your kite

Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

Originally appeared on the 405, view archive article here.  DISCOVERY. A landmark album by Daft Punk. The name of the duo and LP by Rostam and Wesley Miles (of Ra Ra Riot). And the leading cause of existential crises for many other musicians. Today, we’ll reflect upon the journey of Isla Craig.  The Toronto-based artist’s new record is called The Becoming, and encompasses ideas of … Continue reading Find yourself with Isla Craig’s new LP The Becoming

New album from TTilawok reflects his past, but his new single peers ahead

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. In film, techno music usually signifies crossing into a new realm. That could mean attending a crowded rave, or simply driving down a dark highway leading to nowhere. Even without a visual component, electronic music still can have an intoxicating effect that will transport your mind, and for TTilawok of Stockholm, memories are embedded into the … Continue reading New album from TTilawok reflects his past, but his new single peers ahead

YIP YOPS preach about an omniscient ‘She’ on new single

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. Just because they have X’s on their hands at the gig, doesn’t mean they’re anything less than rock stars. The teenagers of YIP YOPS (one is technically 20, but still underage in America) have built a name for themselves by playing live shows around the city; their boisterous synth pop tastes that much sweeter when performed … Continue reading YIP YOPS preach about an omniscient ‘She’ on new single

Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Arthur King is not one particular person; it is a dynamic art collective, usually addressed as Arthur King & the Night Sea when referring to its 7-piece ensemble. But this time it’s just Peter Walker and Aaron Espinoza, venturing the plateaus of Utah with only each other and their recording equipment. Their new album, Changing Landscapes … Continue reading Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

LANKS overcomes his quarter-life crises in ‘twentyseven’ video

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. In this era of virtually limitless connectivity at our fingertips, mid-life crises are happening earlier and earlier. Some have even taken to renaming them quarter-life crises as they have been prevalent among 20-something millennials recently. Australia’s Will Cuming, known by his stage name LANKS, is no stranger to the feeling; today he released his eagerly awaited … Continue reading LANKS overcomes his quarter-life crises in ‘twentyseven’ video