On their fifth studio album, the Long Beach rock trio infuses their signature sound with meditations on age, death, and what it means to embrace adversity.
It's only been a matter of months since Maxton Schulte's last solo release, but the sound and sentiment of his second LP still lurk in the fog. That album, Retrograde Emotion, is a cathartic exposé of ambient rock and internal desolation that amplified Schulte's fragmented emotions through a set of psychotherapeutic songs. As painfully lonely as … Continue reading Today or Tomorrow: Maxton Schulte’s Endless Vertigo
The current independent music scene is thriving off artists' ability to create and build fan bases through the internet. The fast-paced, high-volume nature of social media platforms goes hand in hand with the ridiculous frequency at which certain artists release their music. Even in this environment, genuine and honest works of art prove to be … Continue reading How Potty Mouth Stayed the Course en Route to Their Self-Empowering Sophomore Record
Nature and music are intimately connected. One of them pertains to the products of the earth, the other is a man-made art form. Both phenomena are transcendent, possessing infinite potential in their ability to create and adapt over the course of time. The essence of nature has long been embedding its way into songs of … Continue reading Inside the earthy atmospheres of Jeffrey Silverstein’s new EP ‘How On Earth’
As I drive down a familiar street in my hometown, I can hear the bass of a heavy-hitting trap song outside my window. Whether it's from a house or a nearby car I can't tell, but the thought quickly slips my mind as I run over questions in my head. I park in a cul-de-sac … Continue reading How Soul Shake Down Studios is carving out their own lane in San Diego hip-hop