RDGLDGRN “I Love Lamp”

With the departure of member Blue reducing their lineup to a trio, the Virginian alt-hip hop band formerly known as The Five One may have taken on a new moniker (RDGLDGRN, pronounced Red Gold Green), but by the sound of new single “I Love Lamp”, it’s safe to say that they’ve lost little grasp of […]

Karmin “Crash Your Party”

Massachusetts pop duo Karmin exploded as an on-line phenomenon this past year thanks to their series of YouTube-housed covers, the most notable of which saw members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan crafting wildly impressive (and oh-so-awesomely white) remakes of hip hop tunes like Lil’ Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot”, Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” (featuring The […]

Mazzy Star “Common Burn”

While we wouldn’t be surprised if there were a small number of people somewhere around the globe lighting a candle and saying a prayer every night in the hopes that their “favoritest band ever” ’90’s dream-pop/ alternative/ acousti-indie-folk/ pure goodness duo Mazzy Star would bless them with a comeback after fifteen years of silence, for […]

Labrinth “Beautiful People (Chris Brown Cover)”

While we can completely understand why some would continue to have little interest in supporting anything Chris Brown-related post-The Incident, from our standpoint at least, few mainstream dance-pop singles offered as exhilarating a ride this year as the R&B singer-dancer’s F.A.M.E. single/ Benny Benassi collaboration “Beautiful People”, an infectious burst of thinly-penned positivity embedded within […]