LIPS “Everything To Me”

After garnering high praise for a near-original-besting cover of Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids”, Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Zealand synth-pop act LIPS (the one-woman-band project of Stephanie Brown) has switched focus back to her own original material with the release of a new four-track EP Look, Listen, a mini-set that pulls out its best offering (and awakens us […]

Noah Vinson “Outstanding”

While we first became aware of Bronx emcee Noah Vinson via the oh-so-smoove “I Love You”, the rapper on display on new solo tape The Life offers a far more varied bag of mic tricks than that aforementioned preview would suggest, finding Vinson impressively juggling classic East Coast rap braggadocio cool, conscious-dipped inspirational anthems, dizzying […]

Lazyeyes “Wait”

Brooklyn indie four-piece Lazyeyes make a promising early bid at joining the top ranks of 2013 blogosphere taste-making lists on their newest entry “Wait”, a tune that masterfully manages to pinpoint in music that exact moment when your eyes have become too heavy to keep open and you’re only milliseconds away from completely fading off […]

Deep Cotton “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out”

By now you’ve probably seen the Janelle Monae-featured Sonos commercial and, while being re-reminded of the “Tightrope” singer’s spectacular awesomeness, have likely tapped a toe and bopped a mini jig to the ridiculously infectious mystery song that’s got Monae and her house party crew losing their it-shay on her living room floor: What we initially […]