Sisyphus – Album Preview


New York – It takes a lot to surprise longtime fans of Sufjan Stevens. The man’s discography is a sonic yoga saga in itself, stretching from quiet folk, to ambient techno, to Christmas box sets. So, when Stevens teamed up with Chicago rapper Serengeti and New York’s Son Lux one year ago, fans weren’t exactly

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Album Review: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange


To build the great Giza Pyramid it took the Egyptians 20 years. 20 years of intensive, backbreaking labor. There were obstacles that stood in the way such as: sand storms, architectural limitations, warfare and a basic misunderstanding of what the pharaohs were trying to accomplish. Despite those obstacles the pyramid was finished and has stood

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Album Review: Lushlife, Plateau Vision


I learned a new term this week – “cloud rap.” I hope you’re proud of me. Anyway, I came across said term while doing some research on Lushlife, a Philadelphia-based producer and emcee whose hypnotic beats are often laced with an intoxicating burst of ambiance and fluffy psychedelic.   From that brief description of his work

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NYC’s Catalpa Festival Announces Additional Artists: Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Hercules And Love Affair, Matisyahu, Dirty Heads, The Sheepdogs, Hook N’ Sling and Many More.


Lineup Already Includes: The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Umphreys McGee, AraabMUZIK, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle the album with special guests). July 28th + 29th on Randall’s Island, Further artist announcements coming May 21st. The inaugural Catalpa Festival is striving to be a pioneering New York festival, unique in its programming, atmosphere and aesthetic.

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New Bands To See At Coachella: Gotye


If you have not heard “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, you must live under a rock. It’s the only explanation, really, considering that track transcends genres, making it accessible to alternative rock, pop, and even hip-hop radio stations, which have all given it monstrous airtime. The Australian-based indie outfit has been one

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