[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 […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Little Dragon- Killing Me (Chad Hugo Remix)

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For its pure irreverence, my favorite part of  “Killing Me” comes about 0:14 seconds in.  Cynically shrugging with swag, Yukumi Nagano lets slip, F For Failure which feels like glorious shorthand. You know: that language you use to talk to yourself, to bypass histories upon fucked up histories while still taking into account all their […]

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Join Us On A First Person Photo Journey Through Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Join Us On A First Person Photo Journey Through Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival

Photography by: Rick Triana, RiPT Media Written by: Gregory Rothstein What’s up Sights And Sounds! I have some great news for those of you who listen to hard rock, I’ll be taking you guys for a first hand POV into the photo pits of Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival this Sunday in Chicago at the First Midwest […]

[DARK R&B/BASS] Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (K Theory Remix) [Free Download]

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Shit. It’s a pretty big pot. Your back tenses you’ve got a decent hand, but is it enough? The other guy just went all-in doubling the pot. You know losing what you’ve already lost will cut you out of the game. Feeling the heat, you do your best to hide it— don’t give anything away. […]

[DARK POP] Frank Ocean- We All Try (Cofresi Remix)

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Attention, yo. I said MOTHERFUCKING ATTENTION, yo. Ah, now that your eyes are on the proper line due to internet YELLING, please forgive the interruption in your normal music review perusing, for this ‘very special’ review of Frank Ocean’s “We All Try”. Ocean reviews  are a dime a dirty dozen these days,  so much like […]