Phantom Power- You Are Who You Meet EP

If I were to make up my own musical spectrum and put Phantom Power’s music on it, I would place it somewhere in between Real Estate and Blackbird Blackbird.  Phantom Power has all of the chill, reverb-heavy guitar of Real Estate and Ducktails with subtle electronic elements thrown in here and there.  Eric Littman, the man behind Phantom Power, put …

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OFWGKTA on Fallon

I’ve never been the biggest Jimmy Fallon fan, but I must admit his show “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” gets the best musical acts by far.  To start out, he already has an accomplished band in The Roots to back him up, but he also gets great artists to go along with The Roots.  The Dirty Projectors had a pretty …

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Album: Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues

I love surprises.  I especially love when surprises include a new Fleet Foxes track and release date for their newest album.  This follow-up has been a long time coming as 2008’s Fleet Foxes LP has remained one of my favorite albums and launched the Seattle Quintet into unanimous praise and hype. They have a lot to live up to with …

pkelly94Album: Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues

Video: No Age- Fever Dreaming

No Age’s standout track Fever Dreaming is an incredibly cinematic and anthemic track and it deserves an equally intense and grand video.  Director Patrick Daughters had the perfect idea in mind when he created the video in which the band is stuck in a room where the camera edges are like walls that are closing in on the band.  As …

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Gil Scott-Heron – My Cloud (Jamie XX Remix)

Heres the newest track off of We’re New Here, Jamie XX and Gil Scott-Heron’s collaborative remix project of Scott-Heron’s recent album I’m New Here.  This one is more low-key than “New York Is Killing Me” and I really like it.  Jamie XX creates a lush but calm background for some soulful singing from Scott-Heron that shows that he’s still got …

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Ducktails- Killin’ the Vibe 12″

If you haven’t seen the review, I am a big fan of Ducktails and his latest release Arcade Dynamics.  One of the most praised and memorable tracks from that album is the great jam Killin’ the Vibe which features Noah Lennox from Animal Collective.  The track is easily one of my favorites of the year so far and now Matt …

pkelly94Ducktails- Killin’ the Vibe 12″

ArnHao- Love Fades

For a long time the bedroom-pop music scene has been obsessed with the nostalgic and hazy sounds of the 80s with an incredible number of bands flying under the chill-wave banner.  While a lot of that music was fantastic, there is definitely a noticeable shift away from these warm sounds and towards a darker and colder electronic sound.  Last year …

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