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KILLER RAP: APATHY: “RAP IS NOT POP”


A little while ago I wrote an article called 5 Rap Artists You Must Hear Now. Or something like that. I'm too busy focusing on this killer song by Apathy to check. But, yes, Apathy was on that list. And, seriously, he's one of...
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REMINDER: RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

Like last year, Record Store Day is happening a second time this year.  Fine independent record stores everywhere will be holding Record Store Day Black Friday and there are lots of Record Store Day exclusives to make you drool (and open your wallet).  Artists releasing Record Store Day exclusives include Beck, David Bowie,...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: CHVRCHES: “EMPTY THREAT”


"Nothing to regret / Nothing to prove," goes CHVRCHES new single "Empty Threat," a song which anyone who has bought their sophomore album Every Open Eye can tell you is brilliant. The verses are catchier than the choruses of most pop songs. And the chorus is,...
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KILLER SINGLE: Miner – “Better Instincts”


"Against my better instincts / I go against my better instincts," sings Justin Miner during LA band Miner's uppity, new folk rock single "Better Instincts." At first, it sounds out like it's going to be subtle electronica then it shifts to folk and then folk rock, by...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Mylène Farmer: INTERSTELLAIRES

In 2010 Mylène Farmer, the most popular French artist in the world, surprised fans when she released her first album without longtime collaborator Laurent Boutonnat, Bleu Noir. Her formula with Boutonnat was simple: Laurent wrote the music and she wrote the lyrics. At least that’s how the credits read. I should think there...
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J’ADORE PARIS

Our thoughts and prayers are with Paris tonight. I am especially saddened and upset by this news because I’ve been to Paris four times and truly feel as though my heart resides there. The reason I went to Paris was often to see concerts.  Mylene Farmer at Bercy.  Vanessa Paradis and Raphael at...
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