- 2 days ago
For a guy as into the alternative scene as myself, I’ve listened to shockingly little My Chemical Romance. But I have fallen hard for “I Lied,” debut single from former MCR bassist Mikey Way’s new outfit Electric Century. It’s a years-in-the-making project with David Debiak of Sleep Station and New London Fire, and early results are promising. With wistful lyrics, infectious grooves and a super-sunny chorus, it’s one of the more memorable tracks I’ve discovered recently.
- 2 weeks ago
While we all wait for fun.'s follow-up to Some Nights, why not check out Jack Antanoff’s other project Bleachers? It has much of the former’s upbeat energy and glossy production but with a heavier emphasis on grooves and electronica (Roxy Music and New Order come to mind). Their debut Strange Desire drops next week on RCA Records.
It wasn’t too long ago when a teenager having a music career was the rare exception. The Internet Age has changed all that. Nowadays, any kid with a laptop, an instrument, and a little fire in his or her belly can easily share their music with the world, build a loyal following, and make a name for themselves. 19-year-old Sydney Lauren is doing just that. Currently a student at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Lauren’s well-crafted, piano-driven songs, direct and earnest lyrics, and silky-smooth vocals make her a rising talent to keep your eye on. Watch your back, Adele and Sara Bareilles - you’ve got competition.
- 4 weeks ago
It’s funny how a two-word band name can evoke such distinct imagery. Panama Wedding makes me think of flamenco dancers, seaside villas, and pretty girls with flowers in their hair. The brainchild of Long Island-raised Peter Kirk, PW recently dropped their debut EP Parallel Play. Breakout single ”All Of The People” sports a bouncy rhythm and some damn catchy electronica, sort of an Owl City meets MGMT.
- 1 month ago