[EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE - INDIE/ROCK] Glass Elephant – “Toledo”

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Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a sound of the season. A certain genre or style that fit my long-term moods in which I could express myself simply by listening. Music has always been there for me, even when I’ve felt as though no one else was – and in my understanding of […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] TomorrowWorld 2014 Playlist: This Year’s Must See Artists

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] TomorrowWorld 2014 Playlist: This Year's Must See Artists

In just three days, thousands of people will flock once again to Chattahoochee, Georgia for the second installment of TomorrowWorld. After a successful first run, the Belgian-born spin-off of the illustrious Tomorrowland promises even bigger and better things to come this year. Between the larger-than-life 400-ft volcano stage, overnight-star Kygo replacing Avicii on the main […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Angus and Julia Stone-A Heartbreak (ODESZA Remix)

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[At The Sights and Sounds we like to bring humanity back to music reviewing, so sometimes reviews  like this are all about the  journey we were on that a song completed for us. We hope you enjoy the change from your usual format.] I spent two days punching the streets of Bangkok with my feet […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #5: Retro Culture, Scholar, SOS, Carmella

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STATE OF SOUND is a feature on The Sights and Sounds where we select new electronically focused bands/artists (Either Soundcloud/Facebook followers < 3000) and bring their best songs to light. Getting traction on blogs can be a pain in the ass if you don’t already have a connection in, but we happen to think there’s […]

[SHORT SHOTS OF SOUND/MUSIC VIDEO] FKA Twigs: tw-ache

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Short Shots of Sound is a new series on the Sights and Sounds seeking the way music videos shock our mind, shoving us out of the safe spaces that we shield ourselves in. We will explore the deeper emotional threads of truly critically curious, artistic videos by stellar artists. Periodically check in for a new […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] North Coast Closes Out The 2014 Chicago Festival Season With a Bang!

[FESTIVAL RECAP] North Coast Closes Out The 2014 Chicago Festival Season With a Bang!

Labor Day weekend is most often associated with end of summer, but for the fifth year in a row Chicago’s best consolation has been North Coast Music Festival located in the west loop’s Union Park. Characterized by veteran hip-hop acts, EDM superstars and a plethora of indie acts and jam bands this year has not […]

[PHOTO RECAP] Lost In the Moment: The Photo Story Of Burning Man 2014

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Not to be cliche, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, if that’s true, than it would still be impossible to tell the story of what it’s like to experience Burning Man for the first time. To try and put it simply, Burning Man is insanity on every level, both […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] TomorrowLand 2014 Brings The World Together Through Music

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“It’s not about where you’re from it’s about having a good time and listening to awesome music.” “When a moment becomes a memory, it can last for an eternity.” “The unity experienced here will radiate around the globe.” “ALAN!?” “STEVE!?” All of the above are words I heard spoken around me during the fantasy that […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Seven Reasons Why Electric Zoo Was Still Awesome

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Seven Reasons Why Electric Zoo Was Still Awesome

Despite the third day cancellation, here are Seven Things that were still awesome about Electric Zoo 2014. 1. Nicky Romero’s Set Lately there’s been a bit of a creative lull in main stage sets from many major artists. Not Nicky Romero. Not at EZoo. He’s always been good, but Friday night, he murdered it, taking […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] There’s Nothing Like Electronic Family: Amsterdam – From The Star Of The 2014 After Movie

One Life, One Passion, One Family When you attend a mainstream “EDM” music festival you get every kind of human imaginable in attendance: people who have been recently introduced to the scene, veterans, people who go for the experience, people who are there solely to do drugs and party, people that go to feel apart […]