للشعب – For The People (Music For Syrian and Iraqi Refugees)

The music industry, much like a boy lost in a new neighborhood or a band of laid off, vacationing businessmen, is evolving in real time- reaching with keener senses in the dark for any and all opportunities to find a positive way, reiterate relevance, and generate income in new and unknown territories. Free digital file … Continue reading

DJ Shadow- Liquid Amber

Liquid Amber, DJ Shadow’s gluminous new EP, is the first public introduction to his new record label of the same name, and his first musical delivery since 2011’s The Less You Know, The Better. Conquering the industrial slant of future bass with chemical soundplay and a reputable minor melody- designed to keep feelings real and hook chins … Continue reading

Andrew Jackson Jihad- Christmas Island

“I’m a blank page in a notebook waiting to be filled with countless drawings of cocks/I’m a bathroom wall freshly painted over to cover up swastikas and the names of girls that we called sluts/I am the Total Gym™, I am the Salad Glove™, I’m the Slap-Chop™, I’m the Forever Lazy™/I am a boring and … Continue reading

L’Orange- The Orchid Days

“You would remember her. Your second person. You’d count blessings and beating hearts and follow lifelines like callused palm readers. You’d trust in the earth beneath you. You’d trust in the stars we’re made of. But then. It came and chose. When time was measured in heartbeats per minute, you found warmth. Darkness crept in. … Continue reading

Devendra Banhart- Mala

Read my thoughts and listen to Devendra’s newest release on Pop ‘stache or below: Mala (Nonesuch Records) expresses an entire career of learning a highly sought after skill: smooth, easy intricacy; natural-sounding beauty. How can an album sound so simple and be so moving? Effectual elements are a breed of their own in every musical circumstance. From … Continue reading