Julien Baker’s first album, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most powerful, devastating and still hopeful debuts of recent years. With just a sparse guitar, piano and her vocals, she weaved stories of struggle, addiction, identity crisis and heartbreak. Her new song, “Appointments,” is just as minimal but achieves even greater heights. Continue reading “Song of the Week: Julien Baker – “Appointments””
I don’t know about you, but this has felt like a long, tiring week. Let’s end it with some fresh films and new tunes to enjoy this weekend.
The Horrors excel at creating foreboding, atmospheric tunes. Continue reading “Song of the Week: The Horrors – “Something To Remember Me By””
Annnnnnnd we’re back! It’s Friday, so you know what that means. Time for new movies and music.
On his debut, Alex Cameron elegantly fused sardonic lyrics and a warbly New Wave sound with moments of sincerity. On “Stranger’s Kiss” though, he leans into a Bruce Springsteen vibe. Continue reading “Song of the Week: Alex Cameron – “Stranger’s Kiss””
Happy August everyone! With the second half of summer underway, let’s take a look at the new movies and music out today.
Few new artists can combine a sly wit with a catchy tune and kinetic energy. Unless you’re Alex Lahey! Continue reading “Song of the Week: Alex Lahey – “Every Day’s The Weekend””
For the last decade, Emily Haines’ main focus was on her work with Metric, as that band’s fortunes grew over their last three albums. But this year, she’s returning to her earlier solo project, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, for the first time in 10 years.
At this point, whatever Trent Reznor writes for Nine Inch Nails, the only constant will be a sinister vibe. Otherwise, all bets are off. Take “LESS THAN,” from the band’s upcoming EP, Add Violence.
“Road Head” sounds like a song that you can float away on.