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Song of the Day – “Pulse” by Shigeto

08/20/2015

Yesterday was a great day in my world. Michigan-based artist Shigeto announced a new EP and released the first track, “Pulse.” Starting off as an epilogue to 2013’s No Better Time Than Now, the track carries you from one musical world to another over seven sparsely lush minutes, hinting at Tropicália with its polyrhythms. Shigeto’s music was introduced to me by his Read More

Oh! Tiger Mountain Roars on New EP

06/17/2013

During live appearances, Oh! Tiger Mountain, the alias of the captivating French songwriter Mathieu Poulain, will often don and perform behind a tiger mask. Poulain’s decision to hide himself comes off as particularly bizarre in light of his new EP, New Religion, out next week on Microphone Recordings. The five-song EP finds Poulain singing in Read More

Listen to Trails and Ways — Do yourself the favor

03/31/2013

Ever since the release of Vampire Weekend’s self-titled album there has been a seeming void (and demand) for a sunny (indie) album imbued with the same Paul Simon inspired African guitars and rhythms. Meet Trails and Ways. Like the aforementioned Columbia grads, Trails and Way is comprised of four college friends from UC Berkeley freshly embarking Read More

Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough?

06/20/2012

There is something special about Lianne La Havas. Her vocal are unwavering. Her guitar strumming is entrancing. Combining elements of nu jack swing with a bluesy folk, Justin Vernon described her as “refreshing.” Vernon went on to say she is “somebody who could play their instrument, somebody who could use their voice, but in their Read More

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