Good Reads
Though I’ve been an avid consumer of music for as long as I can remember, eagerly gobbling up sounds from every genre and era, it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had a major musical blind spot: China.
When it comes to Justin Tracy’s music there’s a good deal of truth in the saying ”Music is what feelings sound like.” I remember just about a year ago we were headed downtown and I can assure you that we witnessed an brilliant intimate show by the British singer Justin Tracy.
On their major-label debut album Stages, Vedera have at last been able to capture the magic that has made them such a hot live property over the past few years. The Kansas City, Missouri-based quartet, fronted by Kristen May, have toured incessantly since releasing their first EP in 2004, honing their sound and building their considerable fanbase the grassroots way — one fan at a time.
Mike Posner is the current it-boy of the college scene and he’s quickly emerging with a lot of mainstream buzz following the creation of two dorm room-produced mixtapes, “A Matter of Time” in March 2009 and most recently “One Foot Out The Door” in October.
A classic rock obsessive, Whittle encouraged Justin to make SPW more grandiose. “We wanted to make filthy party hits; bring the party back to rock’n’roll and back to New York City.” Whittle says. “The songs Justin had already written were great songs, but they didn’t have super-catchy choruses.
I once read a quote about design, it reads: Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” that’s the exact feeling that Adrian Wilson achieves when you browse his photographs.
Michael Cavayero was born in New York City and raised in Merrick and Syosset, NY, two Long Island suburbs. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University in 2009, and studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design GSD in Cambridge, MA
From the western plains of Provo, Utah, comes Neon Trees, a band whose name captures their essence – iridescent pop grounded by sturdy, organic roots rock – introduced on “Animal,” first single from their debut album HABITS, set for March 23rd release in the physical and digital marketplace on Mercury Records.
The south east Londoners have sold more than a million copies of their three hit albums (the other two being 2005’s ‘Tourist’ and 2007’s ‘Beyond The Neighbourhood’); packed out venues across the land; picked up an Ivor Novello award; and topped both the UK’s album and airplay charts.
Pintandwefall sounds more like The White Stripes than the Spice Girls, with a gritty, garage-rock edge and a lack of pretentiousness and over-produced pop.
Born and raised in Israel, Meital Dohan graduated from Israeli’s prestigious acting school, and has starred in many theater, television and film productions. She earned Israeli Oscar nominations for her performances in God’s Sandbox and Giraffes.
Make The Girl Dance, a “Parisian” electro act led by Pierre Mathieu, who is best known in France for presenting the TV Show “Plus vite que la musique” on M6.
Phantogram, a two-piece electronic rock band combining funky street beats with catchy pop and guitar. In this intimate interview Josh talks about his motivations, and what he hopes to achieve from the albums debut.
Let me tell you – you’re going to be feeling this music, in fact, I’ll guarantee that. Jorgen is just about to release his solo debut album Noir Syndrom this will be released sometime in mid February of 2010.
Now it’s not everyday that you come across a skateboarding, white rapper from Alabama who loves Old School Rock & Roll and has everyone from Raekwon to Juelz Santanato Slim Thug co-signing him. As a matter of fact, I’d wager to say you have never come across this before, but I bet you’re interested! Welcome to the wild wild world of Yelawolf.
As impressive as the first EP (I’m a Bird) was Jake Newton assures the deliverance of the second masterpiece that will surely tune your heart to the structure of which combines the following feelings all together: love, delicate, delight, and leaves you with a taste to needing more.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves while Paul Birman assures that the year that has passed will remain reminiscent. Like they say “a good snapshot stops a moment from running away.”
It was not enough to just feature O’Spada’s exclusive tracks. I know this band will be shaking the world. Yes, for sure. And I’m here to make sure that you hear her brilliant voice.
Titiyo a Swedish mega star while the title of Sweden’s Queen of Soul might not seem one of modern music’s most coveted crowns but, in Sweden itself, there is little doubt that Titiyo not only merits all the acclaim lavished by her homeland, but that international acclaim has already demolished borders across much of Europe too.