[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #6: Tiny Deaths, Feki, Telescope Thieves, Goodzie

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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 […]

[PREMIERE/LP REVIEW] MAU- Safari Entrepeneur + FREE DOWNLOAD OF 1 Track

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A muted disaffection, a cold affair with the world where we whisper sounds of our discontentment into tumblers of scotch–that’s the sound of our generation. We are a disconnected generation. We look at the world and it stares back placidly as it shrugs–it’s forgotten who we even are. And we sit in our bedrooms and bar […]

[NEWS] RIP CRYSTAL CASTLES: HERE’S THE SONGS THAT CHANGED US FOREVER

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There’s an indelible Crystal Castles shaped hole on my heart today, following news of their breakup via member Alice Glass (h/t Line of Best Fit). And I won’t fill it, I can’t fill it with the sounds of any other band.  I’m left here holding my heart, feeling each beat; and  I catch myself remembering how […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] TomorrowWorld: Yesterday is History, But We’re Shaping Tomorrow’s Mystery

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Last weekend, the American festival season celebrated its finale at TomorrowWorld. As expected, it went out with a bang. A year ago, I attended TomorrowWorld for one fateful day at its inaugural US debut as a newcomer to the electronic music scene. I was blown away. It was on those Georgia grounds I was inspired […]

[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 […]