Calvin Seibert

Memoryy – “Feeling Sinister”

OK, so you’ve made some decisions about the weekend. Destination? The beach. Activity? Reading a good mystery book. Horn solos in your soundtrack? Hell yes. Great! Sounds like you have yourself a plan. Just add Memoryy’s “Feeling Sinister” to the playlist and you are good to go.  Read more

Wendy van Santen

Cherry Jungle – “The Ribbons And The Wrappings”

The infinitely underrated Cherry Jungle are back with a follow up to stomping debut “Dinosaurs”. Now we can rank their underrated status at infinity + 5. “The Ribbons And The Wrappings” is exactly the kind of rough around the edges indie rock jammer you want to be signing along too at a garage show on a tropical island. Light beer sloshing on your candy coated finger tips as you bump into new friends and someone tries to sweep sand out of the garage.  Read more

Remed and Okuda

GIBBZ – “I Found You”

One listen to “I Found You” and you know that smile on Mike Gibney’s face is no fake. The guy found someone and damn if his world isn’t 4 shades brighter. Lucky for us Gibney is a generous man and decided to share that cloudless life of his with us in the form of this super infectious synth groover. More jams please! More smiles please!  Read more

Jeffrey Alan Love

Xan Young – “Passion”

here is something beautifully dark and haunting about Xan Young’s debut track “Passion”. Like if the son of The Dark One grew up to rebel against his father and decided to play keys in a dance band yet his roots still shone through no matter how hard he tried.  Read more

Alexander Robyn

IGB0 – “Gimmie Gimmie”

“Indigo Green Brown Orange” is all it says on IGBO’s Soundcloud page but that collection of great colors doesn’t do their killer horn-infused funky soul sound justice. I’d like to propose “Intensely Graphic Body Oscillation” or “Igniting Geodesic Bio-Oceans” or “Inspiring Grand Booty Ovations”. But really, who cares about what a name means when you are having this much fun?  Read more

Ismael Moumin

Darez And Chance – “Patiently” + Frenzy Remix

France’s Darez and New York’s Chance met on the street one day in 2011 and immediately connected. Their Overseas LP is the the result of their international collaboration. A damn fine collection of throwback hip-hop flow and boom bap beats. It is enough to make even a minor hip hop fan like me perk up and listen. Keep the volume loud for Frenzy’s on point piano led remix that flips the whole thing around further and finer.

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Haejin Park

Cherry Jungle – “Dinosaurs”

Cherry Jungle sing about Dinosaurs but I don’t get the feeling they are your traditional Jurassic Park tear-limb-from-limb variety. I’m sensing a much more whimsical and outside-the-box dino. Ones who like a good prank, dance at parties, and might one day decorate themselves in fried eggs just for kicks. Oh, and one of the dinos reeeeally like air drumming. Yes. Read more

Amanda Charchian and Jose Romussi

Pearl and the Beard – “Anything”

From what little I know about Pearl and The Beard from this press photo, I get the feeling that they would be a fun bunch to hang with. However, “Anything” goes dark and haunting in an unexpected way. It is a pleasant surprise to close your eyes and sink into.  Read more

Ryo Yoshii

Cultfever – “Youth”

We wait each other out
We weighed each other down

Being young in the world is a weird and wonderful thing. As you navigate the myriad oddities and institutions around you, your mind swirls with questions and answers at the same time. Sometimes the only sane place is the one inside your mind. The one where you know you have all the solutions and someday the world will understand the fierceness inside you. Someday…  Read more