The Most Intriguing Hip-Hop of 2016 (Thus Far)

By cpaz on July 19th, 2016 at 4:42 PM

I know that when I was developing my musical tastes as a teenager, I would only listen to alternative rock music. I was stanchly against music that I felt was “less sophisticated”, like country or rap. I held this attitude until I made new friends later on, who then introduced me to country...

MIXTAPE: wavy summer breeze

By coltonsanders on July 19th, 2016 at 1:04 PM

ARTGOON: Lately things feel like an ice cream cone dropped upside down on the hot pavement turning sour. But summer '16 ain't over yet. It's time to grab the speakers and hit the lake, trek cross-state to find something other...

REVIEW: "Nothing’s Real" by Shura

By LonelyCloud on July 14th, 2016 at 6:48 AM

Singer-songwriter and producer supreme Shura has been attracting critical adoration since releasing a smattering of singles in 2014, neatly packaged and remixed by the likes of Jungle and Warpaint in the White Noise EP which dropped last July.

Touch was omitted from that...

The Celebration and Sadness of Freetown Sound

By tomato_damato on July 7th, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Freetown Sound, the third studio album released under Dev Hynes' act Blood Orange, is being hailed as an "album of the times," which is to say an album of pathos. "It's what's going on. What else could I do?" asked Hynes in a June Apple Beats 1 interview, on the morning...

Weird Lines Release Self-Titled Debut Album

By danielleburton on July 4th, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Weird Lines is a new project from Canadian indie queen Julie Doiron, CL McLaughlin, and Jon McKiel along with their fellow Maritime friends and musicians James Anderson, Michael C. Duguay and Chris Meaney. Based out of Sackville, New Brunswick, the...

Why a former emo-punk band and a synth-pop group now have the same sound

By cpaz on June 27th, 2016 at 2:12 PM

I’ve always been fascinated at how musical trends develop and evolve. Sometimes a geographical region breeds a certain type of sound. Other times, an influential artist inspires other acts to emulate them. In any case, I want to explore this phenomenon by looking...

REVIEW: “U” by Tourist

By LonelyCloud on June 22nd, 2016 at 3:58 PM

London based electronic producer and songwriter William Phillips AKA Tourist released his debut album in May, and it’s an absolute beauty.

Following a trio of EPs, U marks a distinct turn in the producer’s career; one unduly defined by the success of others. Stepping back...

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival Announces Inaugural Line-up

By Jorge_Chisi on June 21st, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Anyone living in the New York City area has to be extremely happy with 2016 so far, with the creation of not one, but two new music festivals. Earlier this year, Goldenvoice (the organizers of Coachella) announced that they’d be trying their hand in the East Coast with the Panorama...

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Treasure Island Music Festival

By cpaz on June 17th, 2016 at 2:05 PM

For those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Treasure Island Music festival has just announced their lineup for this year. Even if you don't live in the Bay Area, you should consider travelling to this special festival that has a high focus on independent artists, coupled with...

"This Moment" by Søren Juul, Out Now

By Jorge_Chisi on June 17th, 2016 at 7:10 AM

If you find yourself with the unshakable desire to go through a looking glass of electronic beats into a wonderland of beautiful indie pop, look no further than This Moment by Søren Juul. Being known previously as the electronic wizard Indians,...