Category Archives: Indie

purityring

Listen // Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

It’s been nearly two years since Shrines debuted and without much word from Purity Ring since then, but this week we finally heard a hint that there might be a sophomore album in store for the duo.  “Push Pull” sounds

purityring

Listen // Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

It’s been nearly two years since Shrines debuted and without much word from Purity Ring since then, but this week we finally heard a hint that there might be a sophomore album in store for the duo.  “Push Pull” sounds

kerokerobonito

Listen // Kero Kero Bonito – “Build It Up”

“If you’d like to go places, pick your favorite and build it up, as big as you want it. Don’t forget to put your flag on top.” London’s J-pop outfit, Kero Kero Bonito, makes me want to build a fucking

kerokerobonito

Listen // Kero Kero Bonito – “Build It Up”

“If you’d like to go places, pick your favorite and build it up, as big as you want it. Don’t forget to put your flag on top.” London’s J-pop outfit, Kero Kero Bonito, makes me want to build a fucking

That Did It

Listen // Sleigh Bells ft. Tink – “That Did It” (+ Video!)

I love it when a good thing comes together.  After some apparent chemistry at SXSW, Red Bull paired up Brooklyn’s noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells, with Chicago rapper, Tink, over the summer to see what would happen.  The result?  A loud,

That Did It

Listen // Sleigh Bells ft. Tink – “That Did It” (+ Video!)

I love it when a good thing comes together.  After some apparent chemistry at SXSW, Red Bull paired up Brooklyn’s noise-pop duo, Sleigh Bells, with Chicago rapper, Tink, over the summer to see what would happen.  The result?  A loud,

Four Tet

Watch // Four Tet Performs at Pitchfork Festival in Paris

I know it’s like, really cool and fun to hate Pitchfork and all, but I love Four Tet and I’m not even too proud to post his amazing hour-long set from the Pitchfork Festival in Paris in October. I love

Four Tet

Watch // Four Tet Performs at Pitchfork Festival in Paris

I know it’s like, really cool and fun to hate Pitchfork and all, but I love Four Tet and I’m not even too proud to post his amazing hour-long set from the Pitchfork Festival in Paris in October. I love

Misun

Stream // Misun – Superstitions

So this week, LA-based (via DC!) aquawave superbabes, Misun, released their highly-anticipated album, Superstitions.  WHY AM I NOT AT THE BEACH CATCHING WAVES AND EATING FRENCH FRIES WITH THE SEAGULLS?!?!  Seriously though, Misun Wojcik, the frontwoman and superhero leading this

Misun

Stream // Misun – Superstitions

So this week, LA-based (via DC!) aquawave superbabes, Misun, released their highly-anticipated album, Superstitions.  WHY AM I NOT AT THE BEACH CATCHING WAVES AND EATING FRENCH FRIES WITH THE SEAGULLS?!?!  Seriously though, Misun Wojcik, the frontwoman and superhero leading this

James Blake

Watch // James Blake Performs at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris

Look, I have to be honest here.  My boy James Blake has come through the DC metro area many a time and every single time I sleep on tickets cause it’s not exactly cheap to see talent like this and

James Blake

Watch // James Blake Performs at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris

Look, I have to be honest here.  My boy James Blake has come through the DC metro area many a time and every single time I sleep on tickets cause it’s not exactly cheap to see talent like this and

Caribou

Mix // Caribou for Rough Trade

Caribou‘s latest mix for Rough Trade is one of the more diverse ones I’ve heard all year. Boasting a myriad of different textures, tempos, and all around vibes, this mix spans genres from far and wide – dark techno, sexy

Caribou

Mix // Caribou for Rough Trade

Caribou‘s latest mix for Rough Trade is one of the more diverse ones I’ve heard all year. Boasting a myriad of different textures, tempos, and all around vibes, this mix spans genres from far and wide – dark techno, sexy

bully

Video // Bully – “Brainfreeze”

I can’t get enough of that 90s feeling where everything was fun and carefree and the sun was always shining on everybody instead of Kurt Cobain or whatever.  Welcome to Bully‘s latest video for “Brainfreeze”.  The low-budget video, directed by

bully

Video // Bully – “Brainfreeze”

I can’t get enough of that 90s feeling where everything was fun and carefree and the sun was always shining on everybody instead of Kurt Cobain or whatever.  Welcome to Bully‘s latest video for “Brainfreeze”.  The low-budget video, directed by

Quilt

Video // Quilt – “Mary Mountain”

I can’t imagine how much fun there is to be had when you’re a band on tour around the country.  And if you’re not in a band but have taken a road trip with some of your best friends, I’m

Quilt

Video // Quilt – “Mary Mountain”

I can’t imagine how much fun there is to be had when you’re a band on tour around the country.  And if you’re not in a band but have taken a road trip with some of your best friends, I’m

Tei Shi

Listen // Tei Shi – “See Me”

I know I just posted a Tei Shi track about a month ago but her latest, “See Me”, was too stellar to pass up.  It’s very minimal and twinkly and just the perfect vehicle to highlight her whimsical vocals.  She

Tei Shi

Listen // Tei Shi – “See Me”

I know I just posted a Tei Shi track about a month ago but her latest, “See Me”, was too stellar to pass up.  It’s very minimal and twinkly and just the perfect vehicle to highlight her whimsical vocals.  She

ODESZA

Mix // ODESZA – “NO.SLEEP Mix.07″

Trust  me – I know what it’s like to have the oddest sleep schedule.  And being up all night requires two things: tasty snacks and very particular music.  You can’t have something too high-energy and nothing too soothing either.  This

ODESZA

Mix // ODESZA – “NO.SLEEP Mix.07″

Trust  me – I know what it’s like to have the oddest sleep schedule.  And being up all night requires two things: tasty snacks and very particular music.  You can’t have something too high-energy and nothing too soothing either.  This

Gems

Video // Gems – “Sinking Stone”

This week we saw DC shadow pop duo, GEMS, finally getting a visual interpretation of “Sinking Stone” from their 2013 EP, Medusa.  Directed by BRTHR and starring The ATL Twins, this short film is an incredibly moody and dynamic “fever

Gems

Video // Gems – “Sinking Stone”

This week we saw DC shadow pop duo, GEMS, finally getting a visual interpretation of “Sinking Stone” from their 2013 EP, Medusa.  Directed by BRTHR and starring The ATL Twins, this short film is an incredibly moody and dynamic “fever

Panda Bear

Video // Panda Bear – “Mr. Noah” (plus Bonus Mix!)

We (as in the party people of the Planet Earth and beyond) haven’t heard any full-length material from Panda Bear since 2011’s Tomboy. And to be quite honest, I’m never too sure what’s poppin’ with Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox)

Panda Bear

Video // Panda Bear – “Mr. Noah” (plus Bonus Mix!)

We (as in the party people of the Planet Earth and beyond) haven’t heard any full-length material from Panda Bear since 2011’s Tomboy. And to be quite honest, I’m never too sure what’s poppin’ with Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox)

Adult Jazz

Listen // Adult Jazz – “Springful” (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Leeds meets Seattle.  Jazzy chamber pop meets experimental hip-hop.  Four-piece Adult Jazz meets the Shabazz Palaces duo here on one of the more perplexing remixes I’ve heard all week.  The original version of “Springful” from Adult Jazz’s Gist Is feels

Adult Jazz

Listen // Adult Jazz – “Springful” (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

Leeds meets Seattle.  Jazzy chamber pop meets experimental hip-hop.  Four-piece Adult Jazz meets the Shabazz Palaces duo here on one of the more perplexing remixes I’ve heard all week.  The original version of “Springful” from Adult Jazz’s Gist Is feels

Blue Hawaii

Free Download // Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” & “Get Happier”

Blue Hawaii, the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standell and Alex Cowan, released a wonderful pair of tracks this week that have a crazy way of making me feel good about life. The first, “Get Happy” is a blissful,

Blue Hawaii

Free Download // Blue Hawaii – “Get Happy” & “Get Happier”

Blue Hawaii, the synth-pop side project of Braid’s Raphaelle Standell and Alex Cowan, released a wonderful pair of tracks this week that have a crazy way of making me feel good about life. The first, “Get Happy” is a blissful,

Mathias x Kaytranada

Free Download // Mathias. – Opening Set for Kaytranada at U Street Music Hall (10/16/14)

Teklun, Kaytranada, and Mathias @ U Street Music Hall, DC Last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of my greatest friends, Mathias, play an opening DJ set for one of my favorite DJs, Kaytranada, at U Street Music

Mathias x Kaytranada

Free Download // Mathias. – Opening Set for Kaytranada at U Street Music Hall (10/16/14)

Teklun, Kaytranada, and Mathias @ U Street Music Hall, DC Last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of my greatest friends, Mathias, play an opening DJ set for one of my favorite DJs, Kaytranada, at U Street Music