[BLUES/ROCK] The Black Keys – “Turn Blue”

[BLUES/ROCK] The Black Keys - "Turn Blue"

Black and blue. When you hear the phrase, images of bruised eyes and healing wounds tend to come to mind. But allow me to place the term into a new context for you: The Black Keys‘ brand new single “Turn Blue”. Ok, maybe I’m reaching on that one, but Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s 2nd […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Phantogram- Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)


Darkness twists and darkness pulls, and sometimes synths can shower us enough until we drown, forced to swim outside our trapped, little worlds. Those kinds of synths turn the production into a firehose, and they always inevitably fail any time they try and force a Phantogram song to be anything other than what it inherently […]

[INDIE/POP] DWNTWN – “Missing You” [Free Download]

[INDIE/POP] DWNTWN - "Missing You"

Talking about the past can be a painful ordeal, especially when topics of loved ones long gone become the focus of conversation. All of a sudden, you hear their voice calling your name, you remember the wrinkles in their smiles and the way their eyes lit up when they laughed. Before you know it, your […]

[INDIE/DANCE] NoNoNo – “Pumpin Blood” (The Knocks Remix)

[INDIE/DANCE] NoNoNo - "Pumpin Blood" (The Knocks Remix)

Oh, that whistling. That funky, glitched out beat and the contrasting fluidity of those vocals. I tell you, The Knocks really know how to line ‘em up and shoot ‘em down when it comes to blissful, summer-drenched mixes. The NY duo have another piece of dance floor gold on their hands with this smooth take […]

[INDIE/HOUSE] Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings” (Artec Remix) [Free Download]

[INDIE/HOUSE] Passion Pit - "Moth's Wings" (Artec Remix) [Free Download]

As electronic music continues to blend the line between genres, more and more will we find music that captures our tastes in more than one way. I first started seeing it way back in 2009, with Miike Snow’s breakthrough remix of Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance”. Since that time there have been […]

[DARK SYNTHPOP] M83- Wait (Kygo Remix)


If you’re reducing Kygo’s remix of “Wait” to mellow tropicalia, ready to perk that shit up (as this review does) in a sunny but inoffensive way: throw out those thoughts and spin the dice of empathy again. This remix is devastating. For me, and for other fans of the original who spent 2012 ¬†on their […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Boy In a Movie- Haunted


This is music to stay afloat to, treading concrete by way of weak legs that drift you into lamposts mistaken for a flame of yours; or tripping across streets teeming with traffic, forgetting the aimless wander is suicidal when everyone else is zooming along the path. That’s what this track is: the soundtrack to the […]

[DARK DANCE] Florrie- Free Falling


So, about that time you fell from the sky. You let yourself fall, you freaky fucker, because it felt freeing to put your fist in the air and let it hit a grand total of nothing. Fighting with fisiticuffs against life felt like freedom, until you walked away bloody a too few many times from […]

[CONCERT/PHOTO RECAP] The Neighbourhood Live, And In Color, At Aragon Ballroom

[CONCERT/PHOTO RECAP] The Neighbourhood Live At Aragon Ballroom

With a love for the West coast and anything black and white, The Neighbourhood has become a veritable monochrome tour de force. The California quintet rolled through Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom last week, and from the moment I arrived at the venue, I knew this was going to be special. I’ve been to quite a few […]

[QUICK MIX - INDE/DANCE] Ryan Riot – “On The Catwalk: March 2014″ [Free Download]

Swiss DJ/producer Ryan Riot is back with his monthly indie dance mix titled, “On The CatWalk”. This month features Chromeo, Anna Lunoe, Yuksek, Alex Metric, Kraver, Solidisco, Computer Magic, Chrome Canyon, Milkwish, Blondfire, Le Youth, Castletics and more. Grab your free download of Ryan Riot’s “On The Catwalk: March 2014″ mix here.     1. […]