Album Review: The Weather by Pond

With the release of their latest album The Weather, Pond has come a long way from their Beard, Wives, Denim days of hypnotic psych rock. In contrast with their previous works, The Weather is much more pop-oriented with less ambient noise and a slight funk inspired sound. The use of the phrase "pop-oriented" usually has a negative connotation, but this … Continue reading Album Review: The Weather by Pond

An ode to La Blogothèque

It's not too much of a secret, I love La Blogothèque. To me, they are the personification of everything I love about music. Their "Take Away Show" and "Soirée de Poche" videos showcase a raw atmosphere: the musician at his most intimate, the candidness of their listeners' responses, moving without apprehension or awareness, and the romantic (in … Continue reading An ode to La Blogothèque

Album Review: Yours Conditionally by Tennis

Tennis has always had a knack for putting music to feelings of heartache, lipstick, and big moods. Their music is a combination of retro influences and forlorn lyrics, yet it feels completely new. Yours Conditionally sticks to the essence of what Tennis is, but there is a certain musical growth in the album that mirrors lyrics about … Continue reading Album Review: Yours Conditionally by Tennis

Artist Curated Playlist: Willows Weep by Flesh Panthers

This playlist, which served as the basis of inspiration for their latest album Willows Weep, comes to you from Chicago garage outfit, Flesh Panthers. Unwrap Willows Weep (read our review of the album here) and listen to the classic, soulful sounds that inspired the album itself. Be sure to check out their bandcamp for new releases and tour dates as … Continue reading Artist Curated Playlist: Willows Weep by Flesh Panthers