7inch Sunday: Psychic Twin – Gonna Get Her

Psychic Twin Gonna Get Her

7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that [...]

Listen: King Tuff – Screaming Skull

screaming skull

Over the summer King Tuff, AKA Kyle Thomas, released his self-titled sophomore record, a breakthrough album that figuratively stuffs 70s glam rock guitar with pop sensibility into the “garage” (read our review here). Earlier this week Thomas previewed single “Screaming Skull,” with B-side “Love Potion,” on Pitchfork before its October 9th release date.  “Screaming Skull” furthers [...]

Listen: St. Lucia – September


Today Brooklyn-based digital-pop wizard St. Lucia premiered the title track off upcoming EP September (September 25th release) via Pitchfork. A long-overdue debut LP is due out in early 2013 on Columbia, a delightful bit of news for anyone who has heard the pop perfection of other tracks like “Before The Dive” and “Closer Than This,” or his [...]

Lana Del Rey, GQ and Sex versus Sexuality in Music


This Tuesday, Lana Del Rey was named GQ’s Woman of the Year. She appeared on the cover of the magazine alongside Mad Men actor Johnn Slattery, James Corden, Robbie Williams and Tinie Tempah. The net is abuzz, however, over the apparent controversy that whereas the men were fully clothed, Del Rey appeared on the magazine [...]

Interview: Hesta Prynn is In


NYC word-slinger, musician and artist Hesta Prynn has always evoked a quirky and intriguing style. These days folks are boasting from the city and where-the-hell-ever she frequents about her skills and delectable selections, craftily spun and delivered, whether on the tables or on the mic. This morning (well, yesterday morning), a chat with Dr. Prynn [...]

Watch: Ben Kweller Releases Video For “Jealous Girl”

Ben Kweller

Today Ben Kweller released the video for “Jealous Girl,” the third track on his fifth and most recent release as a solo artist, Go Fly A Kite. Kweller continues to cement his reputation as a songwriter with a penchant for writing delectable pop songs made for that awkward guy at the party who can’t bring himself to [...]

CATCALL – ‘The Warmest Place’

CATCALL- The Warmest Place

CATCALL is the moniker of Aussie pop artist Catherine Kelleher, a Sydney-based musician (formerly of DIY punk band Kiosk) who released her debut LP The Warmest Place via Ivy League Records on May 4th, 2012. Out of all the nations that call English their first language; I think Australia might have the hardest time gaining acclaim for its musicians and bands outside its borders [...]

YouTube Presents: Niki & The Dove


I just finished watching the live, streaming performance of Niki & The Dove on YouTube Presents. While it took the show a little longer than expected to get underway, the exclusivity and uniqueness of it was worth the wait. Magnus Böqvist’s main drums boast a new, broken down set this time. The band having two [...]