Record review: ODESZA – ‘In Return’

ODEZA In return album art

I rarely find an album where each song stands on its own. ODESZA's sophomore album, In Return, had me addicted from the start and kept me addicted through every track on the record. I was first hooked on their single, "Memories That Call You (feat. Monsoonsiren)," which I thought was phenomenal. I worried that the couple… Continue reading Record review: ODESZA – ‘In Return’

Music Spotlight: Edo Lee

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A friend of mine shared Edo Lee's "Black Coffee" on Soundcloud and I was instantly hooked (thanks, Rachel!). Lee's style has everything I love: laidback beats, smokey jazz melodies, and The Big Lebowski. Edo Lee, born Adrian Lee Hayman, hails from New York City and is a mere 21 years old. In an interview with ThrdCoast, Lee… Continue reading Music Spotlight: Edo Lee

Record Review: Sia – ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

It's been four long years since Sia Furler released an album. The "socially phobic" musician has been staying out of the spotlight, ghostwriting for popstars like Beyoncé and David Guetta. Fame had gotten the better of Furler, who attempted suicide but was saved by a friend's call. She had to find a way to deal with… Continue reading Record Review: Sia – ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

Music Spotlight: Priscilla Ahn

Prscilla Ahn @ Yoshi's SF 5-15-2014

Last week I got a chance to see Priscilla Ahn perform at Yoshi's San Francisco. The audience and I were lucky since it was her last performance on her tour. There were no opening acts so we were treated to a full two hour set consisting of her old and new songs. If you're not familiar… Continue reading Music Spotlight: Priscilla Ahn

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Andrew Bird - I Want to See Pulaski at Night

If you like Andrew Bird's music, you're going to love I Want to See Pulaski at Night. The latest EP from Bird is a beautifully structured mini-album filled with swooning violin riffs and endless loops. The opening track, "Ethio Invention no. 1" sounds like there's a whole orchestra behind him but if you know Bird, you'll… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

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I am a lucky man to possess this box set. Only 1000 people got their hands on this amazing package of music, stationary, and other goodies. I have to thank my girlfriend, Anne, for picking this up for me for our five year anniversary. So what comes in the package? Two 180g LPs pressed perfectly… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

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After a seven year hiatus, Justin Timberlake finally released a new album, The 20/20 Experience. He must have heard the cries after a PSA pleaded him to make music again. With such a gap in between albums, there is more hype about The 20/20 Experience than any other recent album release in recent memory, although the new Daft… Continue reading Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]

AMOK album art

Atoms for Peace is an experimental electronic/rock group comprised of super-star musicians. Radiohead's Thom Yorke heads the band with vocals, guitar, and piano. Other members of Atoms for Peace include Flea (bassist for the Read Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco (Brazilian percussionist). There was… Continue reading Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]

OK Go pairs up with Chevy and plays “Needing/Getting” with a Chevy Sonic

OK Go has paired up with Chevy to make this fun music video for their song, "Needing/Getting." The four band members start out in a Chevy Sonic, using the car to start the beat. Then things get crazy as they careen through a perfectly laid out track with instruments lining the way to make the… Continue reading OK Go pairs up with Chevy and plays “Needing/Getting” with a Chevy Sonic