The Summer Daze of Natalie Walker

As the seasons begin to transition and the nights grow cooler, Natalie Walker’s second solo album might be just the cure for those of us longing for one more touch of the sun’s fading light. Originally the lead vocals of the brilliant trip-hop group Daughter Darling, Walker eventually launched…


The Suite Escape of Janelle Monáe

In a world of illegal downloading and instant gratification, there is little appreciation for the concept of a full length album. Or so says Janelle Monáe's management team: "The concept of the suite release was inspired by the observation that the youth of the iPod generation no longer buy or…


Out To Sea...

Here's a nice Sunday find I've been keeping in my back pocket for the past week! Riding high off of Kaskade's dreamy Strobelite Seduction (which is still providing the soundtrack to my summer!) it's Oceanlab's debut album, Sirens of the Sea. The group is composed of the brilliant trio behind Above…


We've Come To Kick Your Ass.

Hey! You there! You feel in the mood for some anthemic electro grunge? I know I am! With his first major EP Kick N' Run, Don Rimini is jumping onto the mixing board with his sleeves rolled up, ready to unleash one hell of a set. Pulsating, pumping, and consistently aggressive, the five track…


Shoot baby, shoot baby

I learned of Get Well Soon a few weeks back thanks to 8/1, but never got around to posting about this incredible debut. With sweeping, hypnotic combinations of folk, indie-rock, classical, and electronica influences, each track within Rest Now Your Weary Head, You Will Get Well Soon plays like a…


Drifting Away

Time for something somewhat different. Let's head over to a part of the world where the number one artist isn't a man with a tattoo of a tear on the side of his face. I'm talking, of course, about Asia. Taiwan, more specifically. Just a little while ago, I happened upon my latest discovery, Ms.…


Another Night Out, Another Dancefloor

Seems like just a few weeks ago I was posting about his 2006 release, Love Mysterious. Now, Kaskade has returned to the floor with the release of Strobelite Seduction. On his fifth solo effort, Chicago-based Ryan Raddon makes all the right moves in transforming and evolving the personality of his…


One Scoop Retro...Two Scoops Now.

Hold on to your hard hats, everyone--it's time to take a brief sweep through Pitchfork territory. Go ahead and gather up the 1980's (sans the Speak-N-Spell), dark pop, sprinkles (shots, if you will) of indie-electro shivers, Anthony Gonzales, and a few good producers including Ken Thomas, Ewan…


Alanis: A Duel Perspective

If you weren't already aware, Alanis Morrissette's got a new record out, and it's quite good. But don't take it from just me...take it from me and my guest writer, RJ (AutomaticTLC). RJ: I live the American dream and can back this up with one simple trait that over two-thirds of Americans all…


When Life Gives You Lemons...

The critically acclaimed and underground Hip-Hop duo Atmosphere have been pumping out some of the most influential songs since the early 1990's, but its 0n their sixth album, cleverly titled When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold that has earned them airtime on entertainment outlets…


Ghost In The Machine

In a word, haunting. Instilling unconventional vocals along with distorted '80's power synth sounds, Zeigeist just may be the new "it" group to lead their proudly pop-happy country to the top of the pop charts yet again. Chock full of unforgettable riffs and crisp electro noises from the…


Quirky Beauty

I made a little Muusical faux-pas tonight, mentioning the album but forgetting to post my review of Martha Wainwright's spectacular second full length album, I Know You're Married, But I've Got Feelings Too. And yes, the title's perfection is on par with the album's contents. Now yes, this is…