Blown a Wish- Goodnight Songs

I haven’t been wowed by much acoustic music this year so I was pleasantly surprised to find this submission from Blown a Wish the project of musician John Schoneman.  Finger-picked guitar melodies and layered vocal harmonies aren’t exactly the most novel ideas in music at this point, however, Blown a Wish just does it so damn well that it’s impossible …

pkelly94Blown a Wish- Goodnight Songs

mp3: Jai Paul- Jasmine (demo)

The last time we heard new material from Jai Paul it was the instant classic ‘BTSTU’ which went on to be one of the year’s best tracks as well as a beat for Drake and then finally done justice to as a beat for Pusha T (in response to Drake).  Unlike most other producers that hit it big with a …

pkelly94mp3: Jai Paul- Jasmine (demo)

mp3: Dirty Projectors- Gun Has No Trigger

Dirty Projector’s Bitte Orca is one of the very first albums that introduced me to the wonderful world of indie and art-rock.  Dave Longstreth’s talent at creating pop-based avant-garde music made Dirty Projectors one of my favorite bands, however, since 2009 I’ve had no new full-length to gush over.  Thankfully the band is prepping to release a new album later this …

pkelly94mp3: Dirty Projectors- Gun Has No Trigger

Video: Best Friends- Break My Neck

Best Friends have exactly the spring jam I need to get me through the mixed results of hearing back from colleges with their track ‘Break My Neck’.  It’s impossible to stay in a any sort of bad mood once the guitar lick comes in and the band starts jamming out in perfectly sloppy harmony.  The song never slows down it’s irresistibly sunny-pace …

pkelly94Video: Best Friends- Break My Neck

The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Mister Bibal

If you’ve been checking our homepage for the past few days you may have noticed that we’re amping things up with the amount of articles each day.  For at least the next 10 weeks we will be increasing the amount of daily content and big features.  Our goal is to have at least one major article (editorial, interview, review) posted …

pkelly94The Up-Turn Presents: A Conversation with Mister Bibal

mp3: Earl Sweatshirt- Drop (Tako Tomago Remix)

Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Drop’ freestyle is one of the earliest examples of why Earl deserves the massive amount of hype he has and why Odd Future earned their current fame in the first place.  Tako Tomago decided to take that track and warp it into a mellowed out remix with some soft synths and slowed-pace.  At first I anticipated a typical …

pkelly94mp3: Earl Sweatshirt- Drop (Tako Tomago Remix)

Mixtape: xxyyxx- xxyyxx

xxyyxx has been putting out a lot of great music lately, most of which has reached its download limit on soundcloud and is sadly only streamable.  Luckily xxyyxx has decided to do the right thing and compile most of his tracks into a tight 14-song album which can be downloaded at a ‘name your own price’ over at Relief in …

pkelly94Mixtape: xxyyxx- xxyyxx