episode #1: a conversation (and a premiere) with throwaway

episode #1: a conversation (and a premiere) with throwaway

We have been working quietly on a project for quite some time, and today is the day to unleash it unto the world! I’m proud to announce:

Imperfect Fifth: A Podcast

Offbeat Conversations With Our Favorite Music Industry Humans

Episode #1: A Conversation with Throwaway

Each week on Thursday, we will be releasing a new conversation with someone from the industry. Musicians, writers, publicists, managers… you name it, we’ve spoken with them. And, sure, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty on everything they’re promoting, but we are also over the moon thrilled to be discussing offbeat topics, like aliens, mysticism, magic, and more! This week, you get us raw and with no theme music. And our guest is the incredibly intriguing Kirsten Carey, brainchild of Throwaway. But if you listen closely, we have a special guest quietly intro into our first question. The first episode is now live, and can be heard here.

We will be up and running on all streaming platforms soon. In the meantime, feel free to download directly to your space as well here.

Throwaway also has a stunner announcement! Today, they’re releasing the new video for “The Brilliant Society of The Illustrious Mule” in tandem with our podcast release! It looks to include clips of some of our favorite Disney characters parading about the park, and is just as entertaining as the incredible woman behind it all! Check it out below!

Keep up with Throwaway here.

granite to glass, “with every rainfall”

granite to glass, “with every rainfall”

Jon Kohan’s Granite to Glass is chamber ensemble is much different than others, emphasizing an indie-folk sound that is both vibrant and welcoming. He created an incredible soundscape for track “With Every Rainfall”, and the same can be said for its accompanying visual. While the song takes its time revealing its multiple layers, the video is a vivid masterpiece from the beginning, playing with color and contrast, emphasizing small moments in a relationship. A flurry of scenery changes remind us of our own memory banks. Explains Kohen:

This piece challenges time as an A to B progression, from birth and death, to love and loss. We as human beings experience time linearly. But if time is viewed from the perspective of the universe, life as we know it is one solid chunk of existence, nonlinear and unbroken, each of its moments existing forever.

Everything and everyone has been, is, and always will be. Those we loved who are gone from this world maintain a presence forever in time itself. The rainfall metaphor represents the possibility of time traveling from moment to moment. Hearing literal whispers of past conversations every time it rains.

Keep up with Granite to Glass here.

kleptokrat, “the view at bethlehem”

kleptokrat, “the view at bethlehem”

Brooklyn-based quintet Kleptokrat – comprised of Alex Carter, Walker Esner, Graham Galatro, Danilo Randjic-Coleman, and Teagan Taylor – is ready to slow it down for us all, releasing their brand new anthem “The View at Bethlehem” today. We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the slow, intricately-layered soundscape, which utilizes the lyrics to encourage us all to “make it through.” The song plays a balance between the positive and negative, but with the aid of the magnetic vocals, we are drawn to believe in ourselves throughout the duration. And I don’t know about you, but I’d like a whole lot more of that in my life.


Keep up with Kleptokrat here.

a day without love, “fashit” ft. bartees strange

a day without love, “fashit” ft. bartees strange

Over the next few weeks, we will be expecting a few new tracks from alt/rock/punk project A Day Without Love (Brian Walker). Today, we’ve got his latest track “FASHIT” featuring Bartees Strange. With the most rock-worthy guitar, this song is approached with finesse and a bit of reverb to really make it feel hard and fast, when truly the pace is pretty easy-going. The energy in the track lifts and lowers with such subtlety, that it will leave you on a high long after it ends.

Keep up with A Day Without Love here.

trudy and the romance, “the original doo-wop spacemen”

trudy and the romance, “the original doo-wop spacemen”

In honor of the month of love – and perhaps also because of the act’s name – Trudy and The Romance have released a super romantic video for their single “The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen”. Taken from the Liverpool-based act’s first album Sandman, the song is a slowly drifting dream, with a visual that packs that with a bit of a punch. Take, for example, the high level of visual effects to recreate each scene like a movie masterpiece.

Actually, if you watch the video and you understand sarcasm, you’ll laugh at that last bit. And you’ll truly enjoy this video, as it’s packed with that beautiful DIY love that will make you reminisce on simpler days.

Keep up with Trudy and The Romance here.