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It’s one thing to admire an artist’s work from afar, behind a screen, or in the crowd of a show. But it is something else entirely to share a personal connection with an inspiring artist — for myself and singer-songwriter Emma Spartz, that personal connection was SPEA-A 236/336: Music Industry I/II at university. In a …

I was first turned onto the French funk outfit Who Parked The Car when they submitted their second single, “Other Side” to me for review. Their throwback sound, in line with modern sensibilities, inspired me to the extent of reviewing their song on this very blog. Who Parked The Car showcased a seamless blend of …

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There’s a large focus among musicians on creating a fantastic debut single. It makes sense – everyone wants their first offering to be the best representation of who they are as artists. However, there isn’t nearly as much attention given to sophomore singles, but they serve a vital function. If the first song introduces the …

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For many classically-trained musicians, performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Standard are the pinnacle of career success. Having achieved this before the age of 35, Gina Izzo has decided to do what great artists do best: push into a new direction. The audacious debut track from Izzo’s new project ladyybirdd, “into what …

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“Pushing Daisies” is a new single from Nashville-based indie folk musician Melanie MacLaren. Leading up to her debut EP in January 2022, the initial singles have brought a chilly atmosphere, reminiscent of a sunny day in late autumn. Unlike the previous tracks, however, “Pushing Daisies” breaks the traditional folk boundaries she has established for her …

I woke up bleary-eyed on Friday to an equally bleary morning. The sun struggled to shine through natural clouds and unnatural haze, blanketing the earth with a dull, heavy light. New York City was not the best place to be for inhabiting the space of Solar Power, the new album from Lorde. Despite all of …

The new offerings from French artist Yann Gourdon create a hypnotizing atmosphere that pushes and pulls the listener from its fabric. It can be argued that ambient music is defined by intention and spatial interaction: a work must intend to not demand the attention of the listener, and it interacts with auditory space in a …

Futurism and progressive rock go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the new offering from The Amorphous Androgynous has given listeners the same hearty feeling of nostalgia. In collaboration with Van der Graaf Generator frontman Peter Hammill, Amorphous Androgynous (AKA The Future Sound of London) marks their return to new music with a clip …

THE OPENING lyrics on the newest offering from Belgian electronic artist Charlotte Adigéry beckon “There’s nowhere to go,” but the dynamism of the production and Adigéry’s performance prove otherwise. In preparation of an upcoming compilation release from DEEWEE (the label founded by Soulwax/2manydjs), Adigéry’s “Bear With Me (and I’ll stand bare before you)” lives up …

THE ISOLATION of the pandemic has caused millions of people worldwide to realize how instrumental socialization and interaction has been in our lives. Separated from this aspect of ourselves for over a year has left many of us feeling hollow and aware of the hole left in our lives. We have tried to stay connected …