October 22nd, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
Great Good Fine Ok released their debut EP, Body Diamond, on Oct. 2, 2014. I posted about them before, but that was pre-EP, and before I got to see them open for Betty Who in Boston. Their stage presence is lively.
They’ve added two new songs, “Say It All” and “By My Side”. I’d like to describe their new music as aesthetically pleasing. It’ll release endorphins, I promise. Peep:
I’m kind of obsessed. They released an acoustic video of their single, “Not Going Home”, about a week ago. If it’s up your alley, check it out below.
October 8th, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
Betty Who has dropped her debut album yesterday, entitled Take Me When You Go. Our contemporary 80’s pop queen has taken four songs (“High Society”, “Somebody Loves you”, “Heartbreak Dream” and “Alone Again”) from her past two EPs and has brought them together with nine other beauties that make up this kickass LP.
Over the past few months, Who has dropped a few singles (“Runaways” and “All of You”) for her fans in order to hype them for Take Me When You Go. A new tune I dig (other than the others mentioned in this post) is “A Night to Remember”. This LP starts out peppy, giving the listener the “dance-around-the-room-in-your-pjs” kind of feel, and slowly winds down to a sad close with “California Rain”.
Before she sets sail as the opening act for Katy Perry’s The Prismatic World Tour in November, Who just launched her High Society Tour, which is hitting Irving Plaza tonight (a sold out show, might I add), and Boston on Friday. The High Society Tour ends at the end of this month. Her opening acts will be Joywave and Great Good Fine OK.
Take Me When You Go is a testament to Who’s ability. Can’t wait to see where she goes. Listen to the LP. Live it. Love it. Get hype. Peep:
October 1st, 2014 by Kyra Elyse
ODESZA is a two-man electronic duo from Seattle, Washington, that released their newest album, In Return, earlier this month. Their single from that album, “Say My Name” (feat. Zyra), was remixed by RAC (Remix Artist Collective), and that is what I have chosen for you all on this very gloomy day. This remix combines pop influences with an overlay of sunshine-y, quicker background vocals that throws the listener into a head bob or foot tap. RAC made the single sound hopeful with tints of summer, while the original dwells in a darker realm with its urban rhythm. Both songs are dope as hell. Peep the RAC remix and tell me you don’t feel the cotton candy and butterflies coursing through your veins.
September 29th, 2014 by Gabriel Simon
A man and his MPC: Check out some chilled out hip hop instrumentals fresh from Japan on Youtaro’s Jungle EP, saturated with that warm dirty vinyl feel. The 90’s and that weird vinyl warble await, along with more compression than some 90’s booty jeans. Bump this on a big ole sound system.
Youtaro: SoundCloud, Bandcamp