[END OF YEAR] Hipster Had A Mainstream Baby: Best Pop 2014 (James Kabat and Kavi’s Pop Powers Unite)


  The bones of a song are good. Sometimes, even, no matter whose mental vagina it crawled out of. Mainstream does not equal low quality, just so long as all the accouterments of the modern studio  are put to use carving a track to its heart. Not acting like child proofing, saving us from anything […]


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  Truth is, I’m a romantic. Yeah, I said it. I grew up in a household full of love, the parental units have been married over 30 years and still find ways to go away on the weekends, surprise each other with gifts and often ignore my ranting due to a constant texting of each […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA/VERSUS] Purity Ring – “Push Pull” (Kavi vs Saam Idelji-Tehrani Dual Review)


  Here at The Sights and Sounds we don’t always agree on music. Just like you and your friends. Yeah, sometimes we fight, sometimes it’s a whole world of Marvel vs. Capcom in our crew page forum as we go at it over music. Lovingly, of course. We feel strongly about music and we know […]

[END OF YEAR] Cos I’m a Foreigner To You: Best Dark Indietronica 2014


  Dark indietronica is my voice. Sometimes it’s the only way I talk. An amalgamation of dark pop, dark r&B, chill trap, and chillstep–dark indietronica is one of the most diverse genres musically. But what makes dark indietrpnica is the feeling. It’s music that carries you on a journey. It abandons you in its world […]



  Check out the newest release from L.A. electronic dance label L.A.M.P. (Los Angeles Music Project). The last time we featured something from them, it was a dope mix from MR PUZL. This time, we’ve got something just as fresh and deep as the ocean floor in Bermuda. Hailing from the Bay Area, now based […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] On The Phone With Indie Pop Icon RAC

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  André Allen Anjos, the mastermind behind RAC, is ready for a break. After touring almost non-stop for 5 years, releasing some of the biggest remixes of the last couple years, as well as writing and recording his debut album, Strangers, this year, he could use some R&R. But don’t worry fans, André isn’t going […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] BenZel (ft. Cashmere Cat)- Just A Thought


  And there’s those times when all you really want to say is, Baby, you’re nothing at all. Because, really, these days I’m a ball of uncolor, a smack of black and white sucked free of life by cuddles and cuts to my dick from your toothy grin. I’m stumbling on the dancefloor because you […]

[DARK DANCE] Ben Howard does Kiesza’s “Hideaway” + Gryffin Reimagines Maroon 5’s “Animals”


  So we were sober.  And I was swimming away from you in the Indian Ocean, because you’d asked me to meet your soft lips without shouting into the end of a bottle first.  And we raced  around those tides, until you caught up to my hand like a shark and held it, asking me to […]



  Slow motion is something that has always fascinated me. For one thing, it is mostly restricted to being used within the realm of the commercial visual medium, whether that be on TV, in a film, or in a music video. There is a special vibe and notion that it always brings to the creative […]

[DARK POP] HAERTS- Giving Up (Steve James Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]


  So, HAERTS just walked up to my dinner table, took my head in their hands, and beat it the fuck into the hardwood below. Smack, Smack. Yo, these words are moseying on melodies right past you. Listen. And I’m not going to call them assholes, because Nina Fabi’s voice is like a salve to […]