All of the Things: Galantis

"One great thing about Galantis’ stage presence is that they seem to be as happy as anybody else at the show. Galantis descended upon the Mayan Theater much like they did for their Sunday show the day before at Hard Day of the Dead: by storm. Even if they’re playing the same material, they plow … Continue reading All of the Things: Galantis

2016 II

Omissions and Otherwise Left-out Leftovers  |  last.fm data  |  Spotify data Okay, so in my 2016 post, it would seem that I glossed over or outright left out a lot of important parts of the year in music. It's as if I talked about the body, but not the heart. This was intentional, as I … Continue reading 2016 II

Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

When I first heard Childish Gambino, I didn't know the guy performing was also the guy who played Troy on Community, Donald Glover. Even after I learned that they were the same person when I saw Donald Glover in cutoff jorts belting out "Heartbeat" on the mainstage at Coachella, it was difficult to reconcile these … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

Sunday Sounds: Lane 8 | Rise

I was originally planning on reviewing the new Chemical Brothers LP for today's Sunday Sounds, but when I woke up today, all I wanted to hear was Lane 8's new album, "Rise," one more time. The above was written last Sunday morning, when I attempted and ultimately fell short of writing about all of the … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Lane 8 | Rise

Mamby on the Beach 2015

We came, we saw, we enjoyed ourselves, but we're still not sure what a Mamby is. Day One Photos: Jump to:   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY   |   GALLERY Saturday Saturday was almost a complete loss before I even got through the gates when I stepped into the wrong portapotty. The pity I would … Continue reading Mamby on the Beach 2015

Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

In an interview ahead of the xx’s sophomore album Coexist, Jamie xx said it would be a dance-inspired album, and I thought, “Finally!” But when I heard it, I spent the 40-minute length of the record waiting in vain for the breakdown. There’s so much restraint, and much of the record is spent hovering in … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Dreaming In Colour with Jamie xx

Sunday Sounds: George Maple | Vacant Space

This is going to sound a little awkward, but George Maple's voice is at once matronly and comforting, but also very seductive and sharp at just the right times. She manages to create a hypnotic atmosphere to tell her story through, slowly drawing the listener in, piece by piece. It's like warm whiskey and honey, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: George Maple | Vacant Space

Sunday Sounds: Flight Facilities | Down to Earth

If you know Flight Facilities, it's probably from their heavily and competently remixed single, "Crave You." If you like what you heard, and are looking for more of the same, you may want to proceed with caution. You may also want to check out Flux Pavilion or Adventure Club. You may also find this to … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Flight Facilities | Down to Earth

Sunday Sounds: Caribou | Our Love

If I had to come with a tl;dr for Caribou’s new album, “Our Love,” it would be, “Abstract, with feelings.” If I had a few more words, I’d add “41 minutes of bliss.” For anybody familiar with Dan Snaith’s music as either acronym, Caribou or his more dance-oriented Daphni, none of those descriptors should come … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Caribou | Our Love

Sunday Sounds: Odesza | In Return

Imagine for a moment that interstellar travel was not only possible, but widely accessible, and you could take a couple days off to explore distant planets. You'd try to find the most beautiful one, right? (Well, after you found the one most resembling Tatooine with it's double sunsets.) If you found one that was composed … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Odesza | In Return