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NEW MUSIC: Highly Suspect – Lydia

“I’ve seen better days” sings, snarls and moans Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect and listening to Lydia, their newly re-recorded song, I believe it on the spot. “So unafraid in my youth / I cant breath much less believe” he continues, and the song just gets tighter and more intense[…]

NEW ALBUM: The Elwins – Play For Keeps

When listening to new albums, I often don’t start at the beginning but jump to song number three or scan the titles to see what takes my fancy. And so, when listening to The Elwins’ just released album Play For Keeps,  I was drawn to So Down Low and liked the playful[…]

NEW MUSIC: Gem & Eye

All I know is that Gem & Eye are a sister and brother duo from New York, who does dreamy pop with a slight retro-feeling. The Supreme Beings of Leisure come to mind here.

VIDEO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Lose Yourself

I don’t exactly know how Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is still somewhat flying under radar. They should be super stars! But here we go. This sensual video is hardly three months old and our pick for this week. About the video: “Hey everyone, we want to share a new music video[…]

NEW ALBUM: Björk – Vulnicura

Björk is arguably one of the greatest contemporary artists, but too me, for the last decade or so, it felt what she wanted was almost too much for what is still at the core of her expression: the music. In the 90s she was a mostly electronic musician, but with[…]

NEW ALBUM: The Districts – A Flourish and A Spoil

I listened to the debut album A Flourish and A Spoil by The Disctricts while preparing a birthday party for a friend and listened to it on repeat. With 10 songs on the album, I listened to each one of them easily 5 or more times. I did notice differences in the[…]

THROWBACK: Howard Jones – What Is Love

In preparation for this segment, I find myself doing exactly what I’ve been doing 32 years ago: listening to What Is Love on repeat. For the fourth time by now, to be precise. For me, it has not lost it’s luster and the theme of the song is timeless anyway. We[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Sea Change – Breakage

If you know that Ellen Sundes, who records as Sea Change, is from Norway, you might have a good idea what her music is like and your guess is probably not too far off. Still, Sea Change’s debut album Breakage is the best I’ve heard from Scandinavian electro pop in[…]