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

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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

Rustie: Green Language

Sophomore albums are often a toss-up, especially for somebody so quickly met with as much success as Rustie, a break-out album followed by a landmark BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and even a summer mixtape for NPR. Green Language may be more subdued than Glass Swords, but it also feels more organized, somehow more deliberate. … Continue reading Rustie: Green Language

Review: Pixies EP1

The first concert I ever attended was Nirvana, and the Breeders opened.  I had “mosh pit” tickets, so I was front and center for the show, loving every minute of it.  It was at the height of grunge (in Minnesota suburbs, anyway) so I wore both my flannel shirts.  I guess I figured it was … Continue reading Review: Pixies EP1

Review: A Color Map of the Sun

Derek Vincent Smith, better known as Pretty lights, seems like a lovable, stoned oaf in interviews.  He speaks intelligently about music and has a clear vision for what his music should sound like.  But then the footage of the studio sessions comes on and he just looks...off.  He is clearly in his own world, totally … Continue reading Review: A Color Map of the Sun