The duo of Alana Rolfe and Timo Massa form VIVIAN together. The sounds of VIVIAN are enigmatic and alluring. Seeking to explore different textures and emotions, on their newest album Pressure Makes Diamonds they layer psychedelic and glitched-out stylings over crisp hip-hop inspired beats and smooth vocals. They describe themselves in a cryptic fashion and […]
‘Ruthless’ is the latest unforgettably catchy, exciting dance-pop phenomenon from up-and-coming music sensation, Bryce Bowyn.
Pat Reilly’s debut EP Prince of the Night is an electronic pop album made up of reverberant synths and reflective lyrics. Created during the pandemic, the EP’s five tracks trace how Reilly feels about himself, his relationships, and the state of the world around him. Each song adds layers to the narrative of Reilly’s experiences. […]
Somme is a conduit for alternative pop, multi-instrumentalist and San Diego native, Jordan Cantor to further explore her passions in singing and songwriting. Her musical career began after she taught herself guitar at age six. This then led her to pen songs only a few years later. Cantor moved to LA when she was 18 […]
What happens when veteran New York City based musicians come together to form a band? Groups like LONDON PLANE are formed. Named for NYC’ s hybrid street tree, LONDON PLANE was formed in 2016 and has released a debut LP via Popmatters. According to LONDON PLANE’s website, the group began when guitarist/vocalist David Mossey […]
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 […]
VŌS first came together just over a year ago at a house party jam, and with their influences sat firmly on the electronic and alt-pop spectrum, VŌS describe their new-found sound as “somewhere between Banks, Sohn and James Blake.” This new track, “Patience,” is a really strong slice of electro-pop, mastered by John Davis (Lana […]
Clad in clean white boots and paint-splattered jean shorts, Jhevere started his set with his song titled “Rage To Roses.” Immediately, his clear voice rang out above any instrumentals and bar din. Through the night, he blended electronic, indie, and soul together for a magical hour. He packed his lyrics full of soul in lines […]