Song Reviews

Finally Back: Melody’s Echo Chamber Gives us “Cross My Heart”

I’ve had my eye on Melody Prochet of Melody’s Echo Chamber since the release of her self-titled debut LP way back in 2012. The stunning hazy psychedelic-drenched pop blew me away with singles like “Crystalized” and “Some Time Alone, Alone” and of course “I Follow You”. Well, since it’s her birthday today, she announced the… Continue reading Finally Back: Melody’s Echo Chamber Gives us “Cross My Heart”

Videos

Woodkid: I Love You (Video)

You can find Yoann Lemoine’s name attached to some pretty notable acts: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Lana Del Rey, though not in the way you may expect. Lemoine is a renowned videographer and designer; the former of which is where he crosses paths with those well-known artists. He also makes music under the moniker… Continue reading Woodkid: I Love You (Video)

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The Sudden Death of Stars: Supernovae (Video)

Do an image search for Rennes, France, and you’ll find photos of astonishing medieval buildings, of breathtaking landscapes and of mystical palaces. This is the town The Sudden Death of Stars calls home; not necessarily where you’d expect to find a psychedelic pop band with a 1960s penchant.

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What Is Zoophyte? (Ödland’s Latest Tease)

Once again teasing us with creative bits of art is French band Ödland, this time with a series of photographs of the always stunning Alizée Bingöllü. With these photographs comes a rambling message clouded in mystery, reproduced in part here. Ödland has always blended their very unique style of underground French classical pop with the… Continue reading What Is Zoophyte? (Ödland’s Latest Tease)

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Viking Dress: Lalie’s Game [Video]

French group Viking Dress is new to me, but their sound flirts with the same from a lot of the artists I’ve been listening to of late so it’s a welcome introduction. Band’s new EP, titled Summarize, was produced by Frederic Landini (Get Back Guinozzi) and mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, Bat For Lashes) and… Continue reading Viking Dress: Lalie’s Game [Video]

Song Reviews

Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! [mp3]

On their latest LP, Stereo Total does a good job satiating fans with a full 17 tracks, though label Kill Rock Stars notes that the band wrote 40 for the album. Now, I’m not much of a Stereo Total expert, but Baby Ouh! feels a bit more experimental than what I’ve heard from the band.… Continue reading Stereo Total: Baby Ouh! [mp3]

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The Dø: At Last [Video]

The Dø are a French meets Finnish duo who released their debut LP, A Mouthful on Six Degrees Records earlier this month, which prompted the infamous Pitchfork to state the album “is as ambitious and fun as any coming-out party in recent memory.” After giving it a listen, I can attest that it is pretty… Continue reading The Dø: At Last [Video]

Album Reviews

Uniform Motion: Pictures [Album Review]

Something in the world has shifted because yet again I am finding myself setting aside the mastery of electric guitars and songs for slower, seemingly simpler sounds, such as those of the folk band Uniform Motion. While we miss out on their rock art concept of sketches and soundscapes created during live performance, we still… Continue reading Uniform Motion: Pictures [Album Review]

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Pascal Bizet: Sans Doute [Video]

Without being overly upbeat, Pascal Bizet finds a comforting middle ground between highly catchy pop melodies and overtly melancholy emotive vocals. “Sans Doute” is the perfect example of this seemingly patched pair of musical opposites. The video, filmed on Super 8, follows suit; borderline disturbing yet filled with a mystic sort of beauty. Bizet sings… Continue reading Pascal Bizet: Sans Doute [Video]