Dirty Projectors – Little Bubble (Official Music Video)

Although there doesn’t seem to be an official release coming anytime soon from David Longstreth’s Dirty Projectors project, the experimental indie artist has shared two tracks in recent months. “Keep Your Name” and now, the delicate track “Little Bubble”. Clustering together drips and drops of miscellaneous textures and sounds, “Little Bubble” captures the fragility of a bubble. Longstreth calmly sings overtop a lush, soothing production, as he points out the two ends of being within a personal bubble – either socially, culturally, or technologically. The song’s transfixing jigsaw style is oddly relaxing,…

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases; even his handful of mixtapes and releases in-between have no real connection to Awaken, My Love!. Instead, Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive.…

In No Particular Order: December 2, 2016

Have you started Christmas shopping? I haven’t started Christmas shopping… I’ll do it tomorrow…there’s still 19 days until Christmas…. Check out the full list of new releases here, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more crazy fun in your life…or less, depending on how you look at it. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases;…

Album Releases: Week of December 2, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Beans On Toast – A Spanner in the Works (Singer-songwriter/Drunk folk) Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations (Brit-rock/Indie rock) Marika Hackman – Wonderland EP (Christmas/Singer-songwriter) Kevin Krauter – Changes EP (Singer-songwriter) The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis EP (Alternative rock) Omar Rodríguez-López – Nom De Guerre Cabal (Experimental alternative rock) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome [Covers album] (Rock) Country / Folk Kane Brown – Kane Brown (Country) El Hombre Trajeado – Fast Diagonal (Experimental folk-punk) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 [Covers album] (Indie folk rock) RaeLynn – WildHorse…

In No Particular Order: November 25, 2016

Is it just me, or were there very few Black Friday brawls surfacing around the internet this past weekend? Is this a sign that people are starting to ditch the materialistic insanity that is store-crashing fights? Maybe people are realizing that if they didn’t get the last 60″ TV or over-priced coffee machine, their Christmas shopping was not ruined? Or were most of the phones recording the action broken in a dramatic crossfire of left hooks and hair pulling? Maybe new iPhone just really, really slow at uploading videos to Facebook… Either…

Album Releases: Week of November 25, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Dungen – Häxan (Indie rock/instrumental) Icon For Hire – You Can’t Kill Us (Indie pop/Electro-rock) Natalie McCool – The Great Unknown (Singer-songwriter) Minor Victories – Orchestral Variations (Instrumental/Ambient rock) Young Legionnaire – Zero Worship (Indie alternative rock) Country / Folk Garth Brooks – Gunslinger (Country) Electronic / Experimental Adam Betts – Colossal Squid (Experimental/Percussion) Jay Daniel – Broken Knowz (Electronica) Letherette – Last Night On The Planet (Electronica/Dance) Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Remain Calm (Ambient/Neo-classical) Sex Swing – Sex Swing (Experimental/Industrial rock) Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet (Electronic) worriedaboutsatan – Blank Tape (Electronica/Dance) Hip – hop…

Jim James – Here in Spirit (Official Music Video)

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released his sophomore solo album Eternally Even just a few weeks back, and the psychedelic record was sprinkled with political and social conversation. Released around the time of the American election, Eternally Even is a timely record, as racism and discrimination seem to be surfacing more and more. Lead single and one of the most captivating songs on the records, “Here In Spirit” aims to motivate not only the discussion and thought that goes into combatting hate and discrimination, but the action required. Displaying examples of people stepping up…

In No Particular Order: November 18, 2016

Hello, snow! Fall is essentially over, and with winter suddenly sliding its way into our lives, that means it’s getting close to the busiest time of the year: album of the year picks. For all those wondering, I’ve started compiling my favourite records from 2016 into a nice, organized list. I’ve got a few in mind to take over the top spot… As always, you can check out the full list of new releases from the past week here, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to…

Album Releases: Week of November 18, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Blackfield – Blackfield V (Progressive rock) Justin Carter – Know It All (Indie singer-songwriter/Baroque pop) DIANA – Familiar Touch (Indie synth-pop/post-punk) Cory Hanson – The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo (Singer-songwriter) Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf (Indie experimental alternative rock) Julia Holter – Bleed for This OST (Score/Singer-songwriter) Omar Rodríguez-López – Zapopan (Experimental alternative rock) Lower Plenty – Sister Sister (Indie lo-fi rock) Our Girl – Normally EP (Indie lo-fi rock) Split Single – Metal Frames (Alternative rock) Tasseomancy – Do Easy (Indie experimental pop-rock) Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances (Indie rock/Psych-garage) Title Tracks –  Long…

Album Releases: Week of November 11, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Blue Rodeo – 1000 Arms (Rock) Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo (Indie rock pop) Forth Wanderers – Slop EP (Indie rock) The Men – Devil Music (Experimental/Garage rock) Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (Indie pop) Radkey – Delicious Rock Noise (Hard rock) Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit (Alternative rock/Electro-punk) Sting – 57th & 9th (Rock) Luke Temple – A Hand Through the Cellar Door (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Wolf People – Ruins (Alternative rock/Classic rock/folk) Yama Warashi – Moon Egg (Japanese lo-fi pop) Country / Folk / Blues Daniel Bachman – Daniel Bachman (Slide guitar/Blues) Ronnie Dunn – Tattooed Heart (Country) Kristin…