[EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD] DangerWayne – The Sights And Sounds 4K Mix

[EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD] DangerWayne - The Sights And Sounds 4K Mix

It’s been a long time coming, friends, but The Sights and Sounds has finally done it. We’ve gotten over the hump and have finally broken 4,000 followers on Facebook! WOOT! And we couldn’t have done it without all of you. One of the best things about having created The Sights and Sounds is the ability […]

[DARK POP/PREMIERE] M.A.U.- Epic Start

tumblr_lioam8RqUQ1qebb1do1_500

I have this recurring nightmare. It terrifies me to lose my loneliness, to think that meeting someone might cause me to ‘embrace old stories’ and erase them for the sake of love. as this mercurial, tortured bit of hopeful pop by MAU advocates. Fresh starts are stellar and all, but it’s a ‘thin line’ between loving […]

[EVENT RECAP] You Take Xanax? I Take Trance: Future Sounds of Egypt 350 takes over New York City at historic Hammerstein Ballroom

[EVENT RECAP] You take Xanax? I take Trance: Future Sounds of Egypt 350 takes over New York City at historic Hammerstein Ballroom

What do you do when you have a bad week? Maybe you work out like a fiend, or perhaps you find your solace in the nearest pint of Häagen-Dazs. Or, maybe you just go straight for the vodka and call it a day. But if you’re on this site I’m guessing you are like me, […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Little Dragon- Pretty Girls (Gold Fields Remix)

120628-little-dragon

Don’t get stuck.  You move in for a kiss but your lips feel like suburbia.  Your hands caress my neck  but they feel like the stranglehold of a white picket fence, boxing me in.  Your arm hair is like the blades of grass of some goddamn lawn I’m going to have to mow, rub my […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Lollapalooza Wins Again: Our Top Performances Of 2014

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Lollapalooza Wins Again: Our Top Performances Of 2014

Lollapalooza holds a special place in my heart. I first attended five years and was immediately awash in new sounds and experiences I had never heard before. The amount of music permeating the air and the hyped up performances of bands I had only imagined seeing before was something I will never forget. It was […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Beacons Festival 2014: 5 of the Best Bands We Saw

14713229957_4a8dd0289e_b

With the tail of Hurricane Bertha lashing upon North Yorkshire on the Sunday of Beacons Festival 2014, there were times where even the greatest optimists were nearly resigned to defeat. But Beacons stood tall, and with 95% of the Sunday programme-taking place, Beacons 2014 provided us with four days of entertainment like no-other small festival. […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA/POLITICS] DJ Shadow- 6 Days (Machinedrum Remix)

DJ-Shadow-Roseland-Theater-20101027-8-of-82

Sitting, taking lunch: the news will hit you like a punch.  The day the Iraq War happened, the tension hung like a mugging in the air, ready to knock you out at soon as the bombs dropped. America, or at least my generation, was new to this. That country had always been a murderous one, […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #4: Night Sports, Tove Styrke/White Sea, Lanks

state of sound#4

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 traction in, but we happen to think there’s a whole sea of […]

[MONTHLY] Love Is A Bloodsport: Best of 07.2014 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

10353696_693055594081182_6248193650719496203_n

Love is a bloodsport. And I’m not going to devolve into some boxing cliche, but if you’re not getting knocked out in the ring–figuratively, that is–by its power, well, then you’re way too good at manipulating the situation to stay afloat, out of the fray of emotions.  It’s a bruising affair, but hopefully in one […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival Brings The Soul Back To Chicago House Music

[FESTIVAL RECAP] Riverwest Music Festival

Chicago, the original birthplace of house music, has always been home to some of the best sounds in the genre. Over the course of the last two summer seasons it’s been blessed with the wonders of Wavefront Music Festival, a beachside party gathering some of the best globally recognized names in underground house music. As […]