Album Review: Tyler, The Creator – IGOR

Few, if any, rappers this decade have endured as significant a personal and artistic evolution as Tyler, The Creator. His last record, 2017's Flower Boy, was a true coming-of-age album. After a half-decade of anti-establishment antics and abrasive hate-raps, Tyler's complicated persona unearthed a previously unknown side of vulnerability and openness that widely changed his public perception … Continue reading Album Review: Tyler, The Creator – IGOR

The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz

Ahead of their recently announced third studio album Head Arrangements, Santa Barbara psych-rock duo The Shorelines returns with another entry in their catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz, on a new cut titled "Love Is Here." Intricately assembled and moderately paced, the track is gentle yet familiarly stimulating. The melody finds a balance between dueling instruments, with … Continue reading The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz

Album Review: Jackie Cohen – Zagg

Much like the artwork on its cover, Zagg, the debut LP from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackie Cohen is a beautifully messy creation. Rich in color and radiant in sound, the record is a poised display of penmanship, propelled by Cohen's infatuation with turning unlikely phrases into mesmerizing poetry. Her previous two EPs - the brilliant and … Continue reading Album Review: Jackie Cohen – Zagg

Alex Cameron returns with “Miami Memory,” an industrial love song for the ages

Pop-rock virtuoso and Aussie songwriter Alex Cameron returned to the spotlight last week with a fiery music video for his passionate new single "Miami Memory." What will presumably be the first tease from his forthcoming album, the track melds the subdued grooviness from Cameron's debut Jumping the Shark and the laughably ridiculous lyrical takes from … Continue reading Alex Cameron returns with “Miami Memory,” an industrial love song for the ages

Album Review: Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising

Natalie Mering has a track record of pushing boundaries. Thus far in her career, she's had the odd ability to always seem left-field and out of the ordinary, yet fit seamlessly into multiple indie music circles. Over time, her experimental tendencies constructed a unique discography consisting of artful fusions of chamber pop and ‘70s-inspired singer-songwriter … Continue reading Album Review: Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising