Jamie Woon “TMRW”

Is it bad that we now kinda-sorta regret wanting Jamie Woon‘s debut to adhere closely to the eerily dark soul-pop model of it’s breath-stopping jump-off “Night Air”? Don’t get us wrong. Woon’s Mirrorwriting houses some nice, vaguely dub-steppy nocturnal grooves, and his voice–creamy and soulful, and refreshingly to the point (no unnecessary runs and ad-libs […]

Slaptop “Gold Dust”

A ri-DONK-ulously hot mash-up pooped from the dubstep-disco heavens with the sole purpose to bring nothing but joy to our ears for the rest of the year, this Frankenstein-ian dancefloor monster by Bay Area DJ duo Slaptop merges Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”, the Drake and Weezy verses of “Forever” and the awesomer-than-awesome Flux Pavillion […]

Santigold featuring Karen O “Go”

Three years after filling up many a playlist with the many repeat-worthy gems housed on her 2008 (then-)self-titled debut, idiosyncratic singer/ songwriter/ producer Santigold has finally returned, teasing the release of her long-awaited sophomore album with the premiere of new song “Go” on Jay-Z’s fascinating Life + Times blog this past week. Co-produced by Santi, […]

California Wives “Tokyo”

’80’s-loving indie-rock four-piece California Wives (who are all male…and from Chicago…) helps ease listeners into the Spring season with the dreamy new wave haze captured on their latest offering “Tokyo”, a blissed out gem that finds plaintive-voiced frontman Jayson Kramer immersed in the fantasy of escaping his bleak current existence and making a move to […]

Foo Fighters “Dear Rosemary”

Many have already begun touting Foo Fighters‘ seventh album Wasting Light as some “back-to-basics” effort, but really, let’s not pretend the band’s most recent releases saw them going through some extremely dense, experimental prog phase; Light is more or less business-as-usual for the Foos: slick and solid American rock with sticky pop melodies and heavy […]