imperfect fifth

“dream feed, feeding dreams”

While Colorado-based indie/blues rock group Dream Feed - comprised of Miguel Dakota (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Wagner (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Will Gaines (Bass), and Brian Nolan (Drums) - is busy crushing it, they've somehow found time to create a playlist just for...

charlie smyth experiences esc4p3

The first album I purchased was ESC4P3 by Journey (1981). I wasn't familiar with their music, I just liked the album cover (I should mention that it was a cassette..I had just gotten my first "boom-box"). King Tut had toured through Chicago a couple of years before,...

xylø, “heaven only knows”

With a slight pixelated - yet ethereal - feel to it all, Los Angeles-based alternative act XYLØ released her latest music video for "Heaven Only Knows" this month. With cat eyes and a mysterious glow, she sings seductively over simple, gorgeous instrumentals that will...

lolaa release debut e.p. en español

Lolaa, consisting of Toronto-based sisters Lex Valentine & Nadia Valerie King will release a Spanish version of their debut EP on June 8th. The musical project allows the sisters to explore their Mexican heritage, taking inspiration from Latin American 80's pop...

royale, “the rhythm is you”

Picked up for release by Danish label Disco:Wax and available to buy now is Royale’s debut single, "The Rhythm Is You." The French trio writes and produces their own music and layer live instrumentation with digital production, capturing a uniquely pop sound with a...

ellen starski, “missing you”

Nashville-based songwriter Ellen Starski delivers a beautiful folk-rock ode to the ups and downs of a relationship with her new video for “Missing You” from her debut solo album The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants. The combination of the black-and-white tone of...

michael charles smith, in the shadow

Portland-based art-folk musician Michael Charles Smith is hitting a high note with the soundscape provided by his often ambient melodies and soft - yet assertive - vocals in his new 12-track release, In The Shadow. Bathed in a raspiness that is both emphatic and...

jessie kilguss, the fastness

Jessie Kilguss recently released her latest album, The Fastness. The Fastness is the fifth album for the Brooklyn based singer/songwriter. The alternative-indie artist has a lot of things to offer on her latest album. The Fastness is an album of regrets, hope, love,...

jean dawson, “bull fighter”

Our world is so fast-paced and upbeat nowadays, that it can feel impossible to escape the craziness. Let yourself do that with San Diego-born Jean Dawson's new track "Bull Fighter". Beginning at a leisurely pace, Dawson will first make you fall in love with his raspy...