Music

The Beautiful Cacophony of Mapei’s ‘Hey Hey’

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 23, 2014

Courtesy of Mapei The title of Mapei’s album, Hey Hey, quite literally introduces her to the world while also mimicking the festive shouts we hear throughout the body of work. Her breakout track “Don’t Wait” made her a downright internet sensation, and left fans and industry insiders alike clamoring for more of her unique brand of tribal, electronically fueled pop, which seemed to desce... Read More >

An Intriguing Guide To Portland By Electro Poppers Priory

Music | By. Ken Scrudato | September 23, 2014

Photo by Nick Walker Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears literally gave their blood for music. Selling pints of plasma to pay the rent, they eventually morphed into the now much buzzed about electro pop duo Priory—an interesting choice of moniker which manages to equally conjure images of monasteries and drug-addled celebs. With a heroically titled new single “Call To Arms”, and an EP, Weekend... Read More >

The Flexican and Sef Give an Inside Look at the World of Voguing

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 23, 2014

Photo via The Flexican's Facebook Dutch DJ Thomás Goethals, more often referred to by his stage name The Flexican, recently released the vivaciously fun music video for his track “Mother’s Day,” featuring frequent collaborator Sef. You may be familiar with The Flexican from his track “Watch Out for This (Bumaye),” which he created alongside FS Green and Major Lazer (Diplo). The video ... Read More >

Fascinating creature Nick Cave has been gracing our ears and eyes with his dark and delicious view of the world for almost four decades now. With a lifetime full of music dripping with fervor, performing with The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, or his solo work and his stunning film compositions to his novels and screenplays, the Australian-born artist and icon continues to woo and... Read More >

English indie rock band Alt-J released their debut album An Awesome Wave in 2012, and since then, a wave they have certainly made. Their anomalous style, partially the result of being unable to play bass guitars or bass drums in the student halls of Leeds University where the four members met, reached millions of fervent fans and nodding critics, as well as won them the highly-coveted Barclaycard... Read More >

You don’t know his name, perhaps; but you surely know his CV. As producer, songwriter and remixer, the interminably groovy Stuart Price has collaborated with the likes of The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Kylie and, most notably, Madonna (he was all over Confessions On A Dance Floor). He also operates stealthily under possibly dozens of noms de guerre—remember Les Rythmes ... Read More >

Hi-Five: New Music From Tove Lo, Made In Heights + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 18, 2014

GIF via Tove Lo Tove Lo – Moments Despite Tove Lo’s virtually promised position as a major player in mainstream pop music, her lyrics have not become any less candid than those in “Habits,” the track that garnered her international recognition. The Swedish songstress just released “Moments” and “Timebomb” on Youtube, with the first including lyrics like “I can get a lit... Read More >

Openly gay rapper Cazwell’s new song “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” and corresponding music video (NYC-based) parodies normative lifestyle values in the traditional rap-god video format. The lyrics are almost a little too real for many hip-hop listeners, and sure to stir up some controversy. Riding the recent vaporwave internet trend, Cazwell’s video still manages to balance the satire ... Read More >

A Night Out with ASTR

Music | By. Jack McCready | September 17, 2014

ASTR on stage by Rebekah Campbell "Got the club blowing up on Tuesday, got your girl in the cut and she choosy," is the hook of iLoveMakonnen and Drake's popular track right now, and I'm not really focused on Drake here but the lyrics apply when it comes to my night out last Tuesday with NY music duo ASTR. It started way too early that morning when my friend, photographer Rebekah Campbell,... Read More >

Hi-Five: Throwback Christina Aguilera, New Childish Gambino + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 16, 2014

Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle I must be feeling some sort of way today because Christina Aguilera is not really my cup of 90s/00s pop tea. Was always more of a Britney Spears kind of guy. Anyway, Aguilera sounds a lot more like the drag queens who imitate her thanks to deepened vocal manipulation, and it sort of works! Take a listen to the throwback, above. Childish Gambino ... Read More >