[DARK INDIETRONICA] Bad Suns- Transpose (Nicita Remix)

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So he listened. And no one ever listens. And we’re sitting there, my head on his chest and I’m spewing words, uncovering layers of my mind that’d got buried in the rubble. See, my head, its been smacked around figuratively, and, well, not so figuratively, and so it tends to keep its head down. But […]

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

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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 […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Lykke Li- Gunshot (San Zhi & The Shoes Remix)

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Bang. Bang. The sound of life went ‘Bang Bang’ in my head. My mouth lobs out the words at lightning speed. Those words are meant to fucking hurt. And they ricochet like scattershot off your armor, landing a graze wound in your knee, but bursting through my spine, up my brain. Explosive in my brain, […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] See You In The Pit: A Black And White Journey Into The Photo Pit of Mayhem Festival 2014

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival certainly lived up to its name. Circle head-banging, moshing, and sweat can comfortably sum up the standard Mayhem Experience for me when it hit Tinley Park, Illinois at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. On top of that, the bands I got to shoot certainly left it all on the stage. So let’s go […]

[NOISE/INDIE] Girl Band – De Bom Bom

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What is adolescence? The Oxford English Dictionary defines adolescence as ‘the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult’. That definition is well and good, but what it doesn’t tell us about are the fits of apathy, indecision, rage, and passion that we all experience […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] We The Wild- Trampoline (Lovelife Remix)

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And then there are those songs that immediately singe the air with enough electricity, you’re its lightning rod.  I listen to a lot of songs about moments of trauma, bits of life and love combustion and rarely do I come across a song so instantly powerful it shocks you into a sudden realization of the […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Phantogram- Blackout Days (Future Islands Remix)

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“Blackout Days” is, at its core, about loneliness. Not damaging or diminishing, this kind of loneliness might even be what I’d call reparative:  by distancing myself, by banishing my mind, I heal.  It’s not something a lot of people get but it’s my primary mode of dealing with the world. Has been for years now.  […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #3: White Hex, Yeo//Fossils, ObeyHim

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STATE OF SOUND is a feature on The Sights and Sounds where we select new electronically focused bands/artists (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 bands […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Grizfolk- Vagabonds (Tyde Remix)

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Well, you can be a rolling stone; but that rock hard heart of yours is going to rattle around your rib cage. And, eventually, it’ll reduce you to a ramshackle bag of bones, roaming a ‘no man’s land’ brimming with promise and empty a deep connection that you need to find the sculptor that will put […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] SPEAK- Gates (Ra Ra Riot Remix)

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I recently realized I’m lost. And I love it.  Well, love it is the wrong term. I don’t know if how SPEAK puts it, those circles of studied sleeplessness are heaven or hell; but when its all you’ve got, when there’s no swimming back to shore because ‘shore’ is another atmosphere altogether, I guess you […]