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Late Night: MK Grands – Rxssia

There are songs that evoke the images of a night out in the city: passing lights in a cab, late night drinks in a lounge and going home not alone. The beautifully smooth Rxssia by Australian MK Grands is such a track and I will try to collect more in[…]

Song Pick of the Day: The Chambermaids – Tall Grass

Tall Grass is the latest song by the Minneapolis four-piece The Chambermaids. Aside from the for shoegaze typical reverb guitars, one can identify some classical instruments meant for “chamber music” in the mix, hence the band’s name. (My guess). Don’t be fooled though, our Song Pick of the Day is a[…]

Elke’s Top Ten Albums of 2015

Throughout 2015, I’ve been listening to hundreds of album releases and those I particularly liked, I blogged about. My list here is a personal one, and it can only be personal when created by one person only. How could I ever be “objective”? One of my own personal rules for[…]

Song Pick of the Day: My Fellow Sponges – Air

Here’s a beautiful song by the Irish six-piece My Fellow Sponges. They use an array of acoustic instruments and top it off with some electronics. I’ve never really been to Ireland, but I can imagine that it’s the perfect soundtrack for driving around there – our Song Pick of the[…]

Oliver’s Top Ten Albums 2015

It is time again to present my top ten favorite albums. In 2015, like in previous years, there was again much more good music that fits into a single list and looking at the selections of fellow blogs confirms it: what is the number one on one list sometimes doesn’t[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Cameron A G – Lost Direction

When I listened to Lost Direction for the very first time, a little over a month ago, I put it on hold with a note “for the quieter season”. By now, I’d say we’re in the middle of it and as usual it’s anything but “quiet” but this song is. It[…]

3 Is A band: HÆLOS

Whenever an artist is using special characters in their name, they automatically get more attention and this is no different with HÆLOS – I was instantly intrigued! Luckily, this London three-piece can back up their name choice with some excellent trip-hop inspired, electro-pop. Their music is dark and urgent  at times[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Tangerines – Skin Dives

What a nonchalant and laid-back little gem Skin Dives by the London quartet Tangerines is. Oh the guitars! The GUITARS! And then on top the lazy, gnarly vocals… A sure-fire Song Pick of the Day, especially now during the holiday season: Skin Dives clears your ears from too much sugar, snow, or jingle[…]

No Words: ZYXZ – Toll2

Here’s an industrial track by a London producer who goes by the name ZYXZ. Is not easy listening, but I like how noise comes together to create melody and rhythm: it reminds me on the Australian industrial punk pioneers SPK.

Song Pick of the Day: Rachel Thomasin – Reveries

Today’s Song Pick of the Day is from Boston singer/songwriter Rachel Thomasin’s debut album Constellations. She does generally upbeat electropop with an edge – Imogen Heap comes to mind. I like the second track Reveries, which features a cool bass line, which comes to surface in unexpected moments.

Song Pick of the Day: Escapists – Pyramid Scheme

It’s almost impossible to not fall for the allure of Pyramid Scheme, the newest single of the London quartet Escapists. While pitching the song’s chorus “I don’t know, I don’t know” higher and higher, Simon Glancy brings the main message of Pyramid Scheme home and delivers one killer hook, in the[…]

Released Today: Adryelle – Deep Blue Water (feat. StarBoy)

Baltimore producer Adryelle finally released a new song Deep Blue Water, which moves her from dream-pop a bit more into the R&B direction. Aside from her soulful vocals, it features a great acoustic bass line and some rap. It makes me curious what she’s up to next. Listen to it[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Abra – Sick Girl

Abra toured with Empress Of, but unfortunately we missed her show back in September. Our Song Pick of the Day Sick Girl is indeed sick and weird and simply delicious.

Song Pick of the Day: Tsar B – Escalate

Belgian singer and producer Tsar B goes straight for the place where FKA twigs is very successful and which some call “Experimental R&B”. I’d rather call it enormously cool music, which fuses multiple genres into something very unconventional. Our Song Pick of the Day, the sensual track Escalate brings in[…]