Inspired by the atmospheric soundscapes of modern indie pioneers, Lisa Sonoda’s entrancing songs constantly reach for something out of the ordinary.
Santa Barbara singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allie Merrill, who records under the band name Haiva ru, is quickly establishing her artistic prowess to be one of careful attention to detail. The latest track from her forthcoming LP, "Oh, but Lover" is yet another lush mix of bedroom-flavored indie pop, fueled by her growing knack for penning … Continue reading Haiva ru’s new single finds clarity between moments of emotional turmoil
These days, few singer-songwriters come as universally acclaimed as Wisconsin native Justin Vernon. Since debuting his now prodigious outfit Bon Iver over ten years ago with the indie folk classic For Emma, Forever Ago, Vernon has become a somewhat elusive yet widely admired figure, keen to avoid ever being in the public eye for too … Continue reading Album Review: Bon Iver – i,i
Lyric: I never stole from Harrods, but if I did, you wouldn't miss it Song: Marianne Faithfull - "Guilt" Album: Broken English (1979) Background: A sought-after chanteuse out of the London scene during the 1960s, Marianne Faithfull is widely known for her romantic involvement with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, but her career as a singer-songwriter … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Marianne Faithfull – Guilt
After arriving earlier this decade with two stellar mixtapes and an unmistakably charismatic persona, Chance the Rapper seemed poised to be one of the most special hip-hop artists of the 2010s. He fulfilled that promise with 2016's Coloring Book, an album that furthered his unique style of gospel-infused pop-rap and polished it enough to blow up … Continue reading Album Review: Chance the Rapper – The Big Day