Category Archives: Indie

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

JD Samson

Mix // JD Samson for The Thousands

Aside from being a part of one of my favorite bands ever in life (LE TIGRE, DUH) and half of JD Samson & MEN (fka MEN), JD Samson is just an all-around superstar to me.  IDK she just speaks to

JD Samson

Mix // JD Samson for The Thousands

Aside from being a part of one of my favorite bands ever in life (LE TIGRE, DUH) and half of JD Samson & MEN (fka MEN), JD Samson is just an all-around superstar to me.  IDK she just speaks to

I'm Callin'

Video // Tennis – “I’m Callin'”

Let me ask you this: if you found a severed human finger with an address written on it, would you go to the destination? Alaina Moore of the husband-and-wife duo, Tennis, did just that in their music video for “I’m

I'm Callin'

Video // Tennis – “I’m Callin'”

Let me ask you this: if you found a severed human finger with an address written on it, would you go to the destination? Alaina Moore of the husband-and-wife duo, Tennis, did just that in their music video for “I’m

Deer Hoof

Listen: // Deerhoof – “Last Fad”

It really says something about a band’s chemistry when they make an album by accident. Of their forthcoming 12th studio album, La Isla Bonita, Deerhoof tell DIY, “We recorded this record by accident. Those 10 days in Ed’s Portland basement

Deer Hoof

Listen: // Deerhoof – “Last Fad”

It really says something about a band’s chemistry when they make an album by accident. Of their forthcoming 12th studio album, La Isla Bonita, Deerhoof tell DIY, “We recorded this record by accident. Those 10 days in Ed’s Portland basement

grimes

Learn: // “13 Lessons on Being a Boss” by GRIMES

Tavi Gevinson (aka my super amazing girl crush because she’s been KILLING IT before there was even a game to kill) is the young hustler behind Rookie, a fashion and lifestyle blog that she’s been writing since she was like,

grimes

Learn: // “13 Lessons on Being a Boss” by GRIMES

Tavi Gevinson (aka my super amazing girl crush because she’s been KILLING IT before there was even a game to kill) is the young hustler behind Rookie, a fashion and lifestyle blog that she’s been writing since she was like,

Real Thing

Video: // tUnE-yArDs – “Real Thing”

In this nightmare of a video for tUnE-yArDs’ “Real Thing” directed by Tom Jobbins, Merril Garbus finds herself trapped in a technicolor box surrounded by various pastel appendages in a factory run by some real, judgemental mannequins. UGH. Lucky for

Real Thing

Video: // tUnE-yArDs – “Real Thing”

In this nightmare of a video for tUnE-yArDs’ “Real Thing” directed by Tom Jobbins, Merril Garbus finds herself trapped in a technicolor box surrounded by various pastel appendages in a factory run by some real, judgemental mannequins. UGH. Lucky for

Tei Shi

Listen: // Tei Shi – “Bassically”

It sounds like NY-based artist, Tei Shi, aka Valerie Teicher, accessed a pretty dark place in her mind with her latest track, “Bassically”.  Groovy synths back up her whispering vocals as she honestly states, “please don’t think I’m begging you

Tei Shi

Listen: // Tei Shi – “Bassically”

It sounds like NY-based artist, Tei Shi, aka Valerie Teicher, accessed a pretty dark place in her mind with her latest track, “Bassically”.  Groovy synths back up her whispering vocals as she honestly states, “please don’t think I’m begging you

Hazey

Listen: // Rome Fortune x Glass Animals – “Hazey”

I fucking love Rome Fortune. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an artist reach out to so many different genres and have it feel so organic. Shit, even his recent collaborations with Four Tet and ILoveMakonnen speak volumes of

Hazey

Listen: // Rome Fortune x Glass Animals – “Hazey”

I fucking love Rome Fortune. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an artist reach out to so many different genres and have it feel so organic. Shit, even his recent collaborations with Four Tet and ILoveMakonnen speak volumes of

RONiiA

Listen: // RONiiA – “Last Words”

This one’s a heavy-hitter, yall. Nona Marie Invie, the lead singer of Dark Dark Dark, teamed up with Marijuana Deathsquads’ Mark McGee and FUGITIVE’s Fletcher Barnhill to create a brand new entity, RONiiA. We usually hear Invie crooning over soulful

RONiiA

Listen: // RONiiA – “Last Words”

This one’s a heavy-hitter, yall. Nona Marie Invie, the lead singer of Dark Dark Dark, teamed up with Marijuana Deathsquads’ Mark McGee and FUGITIVE’s Fletcher Barnhill to create a brand new entity, RONiiA. We usually hear Invie crooning over soulful