[DARK INDIETRONICA] Eekkoo & Casper Whirlin feat. Sailor & I – Elysium

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I’ve been spending my nights, my face aglow by the computer screen in this halfway house of sorts: the Asian internet cafe.  A whole host of degenerates and wannabees encircle me, and pass by without even a nodding glance.  Some of them plop down and force their foreheads into ferocious fantasy, others stare blankly at backdrops […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Raury- God’s Whisper (Flosstradamus & Aryay Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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“You’re fucking nothing”. So says my own mouth and fevered eyes like a shot across the bow of my own temple. Over and over, though, I used to repeat it. And I would sit there in the mirror with hands clutching bathroom sinks until I believed it, or until I was crushed enough that it […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Hatch- New Direction (UV boi فوق بنفسجي Remix)

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Oceans are refreshing. Not in that way that you take a dip in one and emerge some chilled asshole version of your self, spitballing about how everyone just needs a ‘shot to soak their worries’ in one. Fuck no, oceans scare me, what with all those millions of years of alternate society swimming right below.  Whole […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Sir Sly-You Haunt Me (RAEKO Remix)

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I’ve got thumbtacks in my hand for anyone that tries to hold it. I’ve got a cold shoulder because a world of comforting promises just feels like a tundra. Empty, barren, some place I’m going to die. I’m a little broken; and it reads like selfish. I debate over whiskey and wine, like tonight, what […]

[ELECTRONIC] The Neighbourhood ft. Kina Grannis – “Sweater Weather” (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko Remix) [Free Download]

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Perhaps it’s cliche that I’m writing about this track as the cold front begins to descend across Chicago, dropping the temps comfortably into “Sweater Weather” territory – or maybe it’s just super relevant. Either way, this time of year always doubles down on nostalgia in the form of dusty coats and wooly socks. As the […]

[HIP-HOP] TONE OLIVER – SOMETHING GOOD FEAT. JETPACK JONES (Prod. by AXELRAD)

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There’s always a been moments in history, no matter where you’re from, where people have had to fight to stand up for what they believed in. It’s no different these days. With the recent Climate Change March that happened in NYC, as well as other major cities around the globe, we’re truly living at a […]

[FESTIVAL RECAP] See You In The Pit: A Day To Remember’s Parks And Devastation Tour

[FESTIVAL RECAP] See You In The Pit: A Day To Remember’s Parks And Devastation Tour

Fall is upon us here in Chicago, which means in a week or two, it will become an unforgiving frozen wasteland knowing our weather patterns. Thankfully it is a beautiful day and I am eagerly waiting to enter the UIC Pavilion photo pass in hand to shoot A Day To Remember’s Chicago stop for the […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Angus and Julia Stone-A Heartbreak (ODESZA Remix)

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[At The Sights and Sounds we like to bring humanity back to music reviewing, so sometimes reviews  like this are all about the  journey we were on that a song completed for us. We hope you enjoy the change from your usual format.] I spent two days punching the streets of Bangkok with my feet […]

[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #5: Retro Culture, Scholar, SOS, Carmella

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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 a connection in, but we happen to think there’s […]

[INDIETRONICA/LP] ODESZA – In Return

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When it comes to musical, chilled out electronica it’s usually names like Phaeleh and the ever-reliable Bonobo who instantly spring to mind. Time to add another name to that list: ODESZA. The Seattle, Washington based pairing of Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills have been making a wondrous noise since joining forces in 2012 and now […]