2 Nov
Minnesota-via-Philly band return in January with "Love Sign"

The great Free Energy return with the first music video from their upcoming sophomore album Love Sign. Makers of indie pop more catchy than Ebola, Free Energy return on “Electric Fever” from where they left off with their stunning 2010 James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing (check out our interview with Free Energy). The video […]


17 Oct
Pittsburgh MC lines up Menace, Juicy J, Chevy Woods & more

Wiz Khalifa drops his second free mix of the year, following last spring’s Taylor Allderdice mixtape. Hosted by DJ Holiday, Cabin Fever 2 is the second part of the Cabin Fever series which he started last year, and features 14 tracks pitting the high smoking Pittsburgh rapper sharing the mic with the likes of Menace, […]


4 Nov
Hazy aural melancholia to take the late ride home with

Hailing New Genre Alert: for those unfamiliar with the term “Night Bus”, in regards to music, it is meant to qualify that which would make the perfect soundtrack to watch the world flash by your eyes whilst taking the Night Bus. Hazy moog synths, vocals washed out heavily in reverb, general dope melancholia. Montreal producer […]


Sofia Coppola and now Catherine Hardwicke are making my mission to support women directors a wee bit tough. Coppola’s Somewhere bored me and angered me in equal measure, turning me into something resembling a lobotomized pit bull, and watching Catherine Hardwicke’s pricey new take on Red Riding Hood just made me feel kinda embarrassed. For […]


3 Mar
NYC producer Brian Suarez celebrates his latest EP

New York electronic DJ/producer Brian Suarez, aka Allies, has just released an EP titled Hour of the Wolf (available on iTunes). Initially breaking through years ago with the electro-house club track “Taboo” (when he was known as Gater), Suarez has evolved his sound to include a more complex, lush and layered synth-pop sound, rounded out […]


4 Feb
When melancholy cartoons go to heaven

Montreal’s Young Galaxy are about to release their third album Shapeshifting this Tuesday (February 8th, 2011) on Toronto’s Paper Bag Records. In preparation the 4-piece have dropped the very charming Sinbad Richardson directed video above for “We Have Everything”. The song, like the eleven-track album, was produced by Dan Lissvik, known for collaborations with Fever […]


7 Jun
Planting Santa Cruz psych rock back on the map

Sleepy Sun, the fuzzed out, neo-psychedelic rock band from San Francisco (actually, from parts of California far-flung), is resuscitating a sound that hasn’t been quite the same since the transitional mid-70s, when peace signs were no longer cool, tie dye was forced to the back of the closet to make room for leathers and steel, […]

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