Posts byMala Coomar

Viking City Glows During 8-Day Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival should be on the radar of any adventurous indie music enthusiast. Long, sunny Scandinavian days welcomed 160,000 people to Roskilde, the medieval Viking town near Copenhagen. The 8-day non-profit festival, which is run by volunteers, attracted an eclectic mix of artists including a well-represented collection of indie artists.   While its robust musical
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Death By Piano Release Honest Debut EP ‘Countdown’

Death By Piano is a new darkwave project from Greywolf and Kalen Lister. They are set to release their debut five-song EP Countdown on March 30. It includes the duo’s reinvention of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” as well four original compositions.   “DBP is an incredibly collaborative project, not only between Greywolf and I, but also
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Shedbug Drops New EP ‘Destination Love’

At my dorm, there is always one themed party per semester. The theme always changes and is always a surprise. The party is thrown by the new group of students who moved in at the start of the semester. In the semester I moved in, we chose the theme “Animal Farm,” playing on George Orwell’s
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No No Yeah Okay Release Second EP Cabal

As a Floridian, I do not know that much about Wisconsin. My general impression of it is that people are nice there, it can get very cold, and they have nice cheddar cheese. And probably nice dairy in general.   Initially, I didn’t consider their music scene. But Milwaukee, especially, has built a scene with
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NAVASA Release Dreamy New Album ‘1963’

“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship, or train. There is almost a peculiar correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts,
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Kylypso Release Debut EP ‘Soon Fun’

During an autumn internship in London, I found myself one day taking an alternative walking tour centered on street-art in the East End. The tour was worth taking more than once because of the dynamic, ever-changing open and free canvases. Beautiful pieces could appear and disappear overnight giving them a fleeting, abstract quality rather than
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Emancipator’s ‘Baralku’ Belongs with the Stars

The Yolngu are an aggregation of indigenous Australian people. In their mythology the Djanggawul, three Yolngu siblings, created the landscape of Australia and covered it with flora. The legend goes that they were from an island that lies to the east of Arnhem Land where Barnubirr, the creator-spirit who guided the Djanggawul siblings and rises
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Stolar Brings Raw Emotions to His Latest Release

While I was on an exchange abroad, I took Islamic Archaeology as one of my electives. The elective turned out to be a graduate-level course with the class consisting of only one other exchange student and four graduate students of Near-Eastern Archaeology. I took the course as an Anthropology elective while my undergrad counterpart took
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Alaskalaska’s Self-Titled Debut EP Makes an Impact

Fifteen years ago, my sister took a summer vacation to somewhere simultaneously foreign and familiar: Alaska. She described the unique environment and climate that was so different from our hometown in Florida. She described how the summer days were long and never-ending. There was something welcome about the constant light, but also something a bit
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Bootblacks Release Pleasantly Psychedelic EP ‘Fragments’

Post-punk band Bootblacks released their new LP Fragments on September 14 via Manic Depression Records. BlackBook premiered the first single from the album, “Hold & Dissolve,” saying the band “could sit proudly amongst the trenchant, doomy psychedelia of Echo & The Bunnymen’s potent classic ‘Heaven Up Here.” The band’s Panther MacDonald explains that the track is about “knowing you have to leave
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off bloom Makes a Golden Track, ‘Golden Dreams’

If there is one thing Danes know, it is how to party. Frenetic energy can be found at dorms, universities, Friday-bars, and housewarmings alike. Copenhagen natives off bloom transforms those frenetic, Danish party vibes into a soundtrack that would suit any occasion (preferably party-related). Nylon says of them, “They sound like a perfect love child between Flume
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Swimming Tapes Premiere Shimmery, Shoe-gaze ‘What’s On Your Mind’

“Complete greatness clothed in a simplistic, understated charm” – The Line of Best Fit “A breezy trip across indie-pop and something grander and more towards the shoegaze end of the scale.” – DIY “Sensational shoegaze” – Wonderland With praise as great as this, it is no wonder that Swimming Tapes wants to know “What’s On Your Mind.”  The
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Hero Fisher’s “Push The Boat Out” Is An Enchanting New Single

Hero Fisher’s enchanting imaginative world expands with the dreamy revery of ‘Push The Boat Out’, released 18th Aug, taken from sophomore LP ‘Glue Moon’ Out in Spring 2018. Conceived as a sister song to Glue Moon lead single ‘Sylvie’, ‘Push The Boat Out’ is inspired partly by scenes from Marilynne Robinson’s seminal novel ‘Housekeeping’. “Full
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ALKE’s “All Night” Highlights Silver Linings

Los Angeles-based alternative pop duo ALKE announce the premiere of their infectious new single and video “All Night.” The bright indie-pop track premiered via The Line of Best Fit  who beamed that the single was “…an infectious, listenable delight, with a video as lighthearted as the shimmering, sunny synth-pop.” The fun and irresistible track was written about love’s ability to
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Taliwhoah Hits The Right Beat With “Details”

It’s all down to the Details. A stylish pop outlier with Afro-Caribbean soul, R&B swagger, London-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist Taliwhoah immediately elicits a reaction any time she sings. That typical response can be found in her very moniker…whoa!   Born in a big artistic family to a British born, Nigerian-Lebanese mom and
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Roskilde Festival 2017: “Yes We Camp!”

“Are you going to Roskilde this year?” As summer approaches in Denmark, this question is as common in daily life as a piece of rye bread is for lunch. With approximately 130,000 attendees and most of them Danish, Roskilde Festival attracts an astounding proportion of people relative to Denmark’s tiny population of 5 million.  
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Lines Will Take You on an A-Linear Journey

Do you feel like going to a rave? What about a rave in Stockholm? Well, Lines will take you there. This brand new Stockholm-based four-piece is increasingly gaining a cult/not-so-cult fanbase thanks to the Spotify platform and thanks to their catchy debut and follow-up tracks. Their debut single, “Weekends” hit #6 on the Spotify Global
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Two Feet’s Latest Release Will Have You On Your Feet

“Love is a bitch…….I don’t give a fuck, but actually, I do.” Truer words have rarely spoken. And these words were spoken by singer-songwriter Two Feet in “Love is a Bitch” and “Had Some Drinks” taken from Two Feet’s highly anticipated second EP, Momentum. Two Feet is New York-based singer / multi-instrumentalist who released his debut EP
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Kylie O – Undertow Will Sweep You Away

At just 19-years-old, singer-songwriter Kylie Odetta, also known as Kylie O, has opened for acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, Mat Kearney, Austin Mahone, and Kelly Pickler as well as headlined hundreds of her own shows. With just one listen, you can see that her music has a depth that goes beyond her years. We
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Toffe’s Latest Single Paints A Beautiful Picture

In Denmark, and Scandinavia as a whole, the electronic scene is strong. It paradoxically comes across as both fitting for a more general, “mainstream” crowd and a “hipster” crowd. In any case, all crowds find it to be pretty cool. Synthetic, poppy rhythms thus soundtrack everything from university cafes to night outs and many local,
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Jordan Mackampa’s Battlecry Deserves To Be Heard

Jordan Mackampa has left me sifting through my vocabulary desperately scraping up every possible way that I can express, “I love his music.” I am astounded as to how and why he hasn’t completely blown up yet simply because he is just so good. Mackampa was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of
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