Seoul Bears Their’s

Seoul

New York – I sat down for burritos in the Lower East Side with Montreal atmospheric electronic outfit Seoul before their show at Elvis Guesthouse celebrating the release of their debut LP I Become A Shade. We talked about the Montreal music scene, the importance of creative presentation, and when not to listen to their

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Vicktor Taiwò Lets Down His Guard with JUNO

Vicktor Taiwò

Chicago – British electro-R&B artist Vicktor Taiwò first caught the attention of music lovers with “Digital Kids.” Two years after the release of that sultry, soulful single, Vicktor Taiwò is finally unveiling his debut EP JUNO. The Nigerian born, London raised photographer turned singer has created a beautiful, heartfelt album, that has had critics comparing

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Eoin Loveless of Drenge on the band’s new album Undertow

Drenge

San Francisco – Early on Drenge’s sophomore LP Undertow, singer-guitarist Eoin Loveless shouts in a tone tinged with obstreperous punk-rocker triumph, “we can do what we want!” That succinct declaration of autonomy and defiance adequately sums up the U.K.-based duo’s musical philosophy. Instead of simply continuing the same blistering sound terrifically exemplified on last year’s

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The Magic of Gold Star

Gold Star

Chicago – Marlon Rabenreither is a magical man of many talents. The Los Angeles painter and mixed media artist turned musician first drew attention to himself with his persona Johnny Ruby, the founding member of Sister Ruby Band. Now he’s taken on a new alias with his brilliant solo project. As Gold Star, Rabenreither seems

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Mutual Admiration: Jakubi and Their U.S. Audiences

Jakubi

Portland – Melbourne’s soulful newcomers, Jakubi, are on the rise to fame. The vivacious band is currently on their second U.S. tour promoting their EP Holiday and newly released single, “Couch Potato.” The band’s show at the Goodfoot Pub & Lounge brought even their underage fans. Bassist Jacob Farah didn’t let them leave empty-handed however,

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Interview: Andrija Spicanovic of VVHILE

VVhile live

Berlin – Founded in 2011 by Andrija Spicanovic and Stevan Cirovic, VVHILE is a punk rock band that has done what many bands in their native Serbia have managed to do as of late, escape the boundaries of their small eastern European country and make an impact throughout Europe. Blending elements of experimental and pop

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Interview: Mystery Skulls

Mystery Skulls

Austin – Seeing Mystery Skulls name in the SXSW music guide was liking seeing a high school classmate on the news. His name was familiar from the time we overlapped in Dallas—me going to college, him working on a nascent music career—but he was always one of those artists you tell people you’ll “check out

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