Category Archives: Indie

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

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