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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Electric Forest 2019 Reviewed

This year’s Electric Forest carried a unique blend of special moments, highlights, and a bevy of problems. Despite some early inconveniences and mishaps, the Forest was her usual, charming self and made some altogether awful moments bearable. This year, I’ve broken my review into pieces, thematically following the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some of this is pretty personal and I pray not an … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Electric Forest 2019 Reviewed

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 through it and make sure everybody gets on their feet … Continue reading All of the Things: Galantis

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 two very different personas. Eventually, I got used to it. … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Awaken, My Love

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 an area that feels on the brink of a breakdown, … 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, but for your ears. George Maple is a persona created by … 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 be a perfectly subdued, pleasantly down-tempo surprise. Flight Facilities are … 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 as a surprise. It’s difficult at many times in this … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Caribou | Our Love