So it was really tough to pick ten albums from a year so full of fascinating new music–and even tougher to rank them in some kind of order. Some albums I listened to a lot ended up being left off the list (ceo, Kid Cudi, Coco Rosie, Arcade Fire), while other artists only released EPs […]

Say it with me: “oh.” That’s apparently how you pronounce the consonant-free (and ok, kind of stupid) name of the mysterious electronic act oOoOO. Coincidentally, “oh” also sums up my happy reaction to their new song, “Burnout Eyess,” available now as a free download from Insound. It’s all tumbling beats, whispery rattles, pristine vocals, a […]

For those of us who, for one reason or another, are spending August in the city. For those of us who are more likely, these days, to walk on sticky asphalt than on soft white sand. For those of us who can travel a little every day in our minds, just by hearing the right […]

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Love them or hate them, SALEM always manage to sound beautiful, disturbing, and not quite like anyone else–and their new  track “King Night” is no exception. The opening cut from the forthcoming full-length of the same name, which comes out Sept. 28 on IAMSOUND records, it explodes a wispy croon of “I love you” into what sounds […]