[PREMIERE/LP REVIEW] MAU- Safari Entrepeneur + FREE DOWNLOAD OF 1 Track

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A muted disaffection, a cold affair with the world where we whisper sounds of our discontentment into tumblers of scotch–that’s the sound of our generation. We are a disconnected generation. We look at the world and it stares back placidly as it shrugs–it’s forgotten who we even are. And we sit in our bedrooms and bar […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Young the Giant- Mind Over Matter (Stint Remix)

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And I fell, because that’s what I do. It’s not a sign of weakness. And even if it was, who cares? I’m a young man, despite the litany of battle scars I like to lick. It takes [thrilling] remixes like this sometimes to help me realize that. I’m so scarred because I’ve got no backup, […]

[PROGRESSIVE HOUSE] Grum – “Straight to Your Heart”

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Short of crashing my car on the way to work, there are few things in this world that can give me goosebumps on a weekday before 7 a.m.  On this particular morning, Electric Area and BPM just weren’t cutting it on Sirius, so I put on Soundcloud and let my stream play while I began […]

[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 […]

[SHORT SHOTS OF SOUND/MUSIC VIDEO] FKA Twigs: tw-ache

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Short Shots of Sound is a new series on the Sights and Sounds seeking the way music videos shock our mind, shoving us out of the safe spaces that we shield ourselves in. We will explore the deeper emotional threads of truly critically curious, artistic videos by stellar artists. Periodically check in for a new […]

[PROGRESSIVE HOUSE] Ryn Weaver – Stay Low (Maor Levi Remix)

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You might know the deal–the clock is edging toward that time of  night when your bed seems extra empty, and you’ve had just enough whiskey and lemons to give you the courage to call that person who keeps invading your slightly buzzed thoughts to come over and remedy the solitude. No matter the gratification it […]

[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is until […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Galimatias- Night Owl

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I do the midnight mode mambo with my mind all the time. I’m writing this at 2:17am–an hour, even in the rural parts of Thailand where roosters roam every inch of the road, where even they would say ‘fuck off. this is too early to wake the world’.  But since I was 7 my blood […]

[CHILLED INDIETRONICA] Kilter – Coward (Feat. Ngaiire)

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Insomnia. Defined as habitual sleeplessness. I find comfort through darkness by myself. Deep in thoughts, the mysteries I keep to myself are none that I am willing to share to those closest. Thoughts that brick by brick hold a barrier that contain my sanity. Connected by cement made by memories of my own struggles. Endlessly […]

[DARK INDIETRONICA] Little Dragon- Pretty Girls (Gold Fields Remix)

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Don’t get stuck.  You move in for a kiss but your lips feel like suburbia.  Your hands caress my neck  but they feel like the stranglehold of a white picket fence, boxing me in.  Your arm hair is like the blades of grass of some goddamn lawn I’m going to have to mow, rub my […]