[DARK INDIETRONICA] Tourist- Patterns (Ft. Lianne La Havas)

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The patterns are in front of me. They shoot from my eyes, projected like old movies–running memories, reel by reel, blink by blink.  And they keep me up at night, because they keep forcing my eyes open. The movies are disjointed, they hold no connecting link, not one even barely apparent that some asshole esoteric […]

[INDIE/ROCK] Portugal. The Man – “Endangered Song”

[INDIE/ROCK] Portugal. The Man - "Endangered Song"

As someone who works in the creative advertising field on a daily basis, I truly appreciate groups that can take a fresh, unique approach to marketing their music, especially when it’s attached to a cause that affects the future of the world we live in. In honor of Earth Day today, indie-rock troupe Portugal. The […]

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Lightning In A Bottle 2014 Ft. Little Dragon, Gramatik, Lucent Dossier Experience, Baauer, & More!

[FESTIVAL PLAYLIST] Lightning In A Bottle 2014 Ft. Little Dragon, Gramatik, Lucent Dossier Experience, Bauuer, & More!

What started in 2000 as a back yard birthday party, Lightning in a Bottle has transformed over the years into not only a music festival but an introduction into a new way of thinking and a new way of living. With an equal balance of music, art, yoga, workshops, and educational speakers, LIB goes beyond […]

[DARK ELECTRO/POP] Lady Gaga- G.U.Y. (Lovelife Remix)

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Power Bottom Anthem.  If you’re like me, the first time you realized that “G.U.Y”. was one, you spit out everything in your mouth and then had a hard time controlling what was going on in your pants. And by that, I mean the way I was tapping my third–shit, I mean, two legs— in nervous excitement, looking […]

[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)

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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)

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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 […]