420 Love Songs (Second 40)

For the second 40 songs in Sam Ray and friends’ 420 Love Songs project, it seems like they’ve picked up the pace a little bit, releasing the second installment less than a month after the first.  It also seems like a lot more people are wanting to be a part of it considering the increased variety in artists.  These second 40 songs …

tccarr14420 Love Songs (Second 40)

mp3: Sunless ’97 – Aurora I

From the rising popularity of house to hipsters really just liking to dance again, the influence of club music is becoming larger in the blogosphere.  Fittingly, electro-pop groups recently have been making a much appreciated move from chillwave and Postal Service inspired electronics to dancier, clubbier electronic influences.  Sunless ’97 bring those two worlds together expertly with their new track …

pkelly94mp3: Sunless ’97 – Aurora I

mp3: ;) WINK ;) – STRUT 89

So, it appears that Deep House is on the rise within the indie community, which kind of makes perfect sense, because it is mostly based around taking the most over-produced and over-emphasized elements that can make other types of house kind of hard to get into out.  There are a lot of artists doing this in an awesome way lately, and …

tccarr14mp3: ;) WINK ;) – STRUT 89

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: High Pop

Recently, Spencer Fox (the dude behind Slates and a contributor to our website) sent over a lot of music from SUNY bands he thought we should check out.  Although we’re still getting around to listening to all the great music (there’s a lot of good stuff), High Pop stuck out to me as an instant standout.  Hailing from our great …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: High Pop

Video: Impolite Society – The World

The hip-hop video norms these days usually doesn’t deviate too far from the rappers involved in the song walking around their city, looking swaggy and doing fun/hoodrat/typical stuff.  Impolite Society are some swaggy dudes, but, as we’ve learned from blog favorite Sidewalk Kal, they also aren’t just another hip-hop crew rapping about how swaggy they are.  In the video for their …

pkelly94Video: Impolite Society – The World

Video: LVL UP – Nightshade

LVL UP is a Purchase, NY-based band, including two members of Spook Houses.  When I wrote about Spook Houses’ Trying LP I wrote that one of the reasons I liked it so much was because of how much it reminded me of early 90’s indie such as Built To Spill.  LVL UP’s music, however, (especially “Nightshade”) channels the grunge vibes on the …

tccarr14Video: LVL UP – Nightshade

EP: Julia Brown – to be close to you

I can’t speak for anyone else, but this is probably the project I was most highly anticipating in 2013.  I hopped on the Teen Suicide bandwagon kind of late, so after they broke up I kind of just looked forward to this album by listening to their old music for a month straight. Julia Brown and Teen Suicide show some clear …

tccarr14EP: Julia Brown – to be close to you