Archive for 'Music'
Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by Brianna.
Passion Pit’s third try in storytelling is a great effort, but I think the effort falls flat in some areas and sounds a little sleepy. Passion Pit is known for their electro-pop synths and falsetto rifts with catchy lyrics, and Gossamer offers more of the same sound. The introduction to the album Take a Walk [...]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by Anne.
Fiona Apple’s new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is mouthful to say the least! Fiona Apple’s fourth studio album, showcases her poetic lyrics with blunt force of sound. Apple bellows, grunts and howls in songs like Daredevil [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by Brianna.
Rebecca Ferguson first gained recognition as runner-up on the hit British show The X Factor. Her album Heaven (released today) has already gone multiplatinum in the UK and Ireland. Heaven showcases Rebecca Ferguson’s vocals as a cool hybrid of Macy Gray, Duffy and a cool,young Aretha Franklin. This album is reminiscent of a heavy jazz/ [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by Jeni.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY CHAPPO has been stirring up the indie music scene with great times, smooth vibes, and distinct sounds. Their music is innovative and downright fun, infusing classic indie pop with complete chaos, achieving their goal of making the Chappo experience as unforgettable and unique as possible. Come Home a track from their [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2012 by Anne.
Gossip Gossip’s new album, A Joyful Noise, proves to deviate in both sound and style from the songs that the trio band has previously produced. Lead singer, Beth Ditto, ditched the indie punk-rock music style of her past albums for more mainstream, Madonna-inspired songs. Ditto teamed up with British music producer, Brian Higgins, (most known [...]
Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by Melanie.
Last week Paul Simon’s Graceland (Remastered) was re-issued for its 25th anniversary at Record Store Day. On Thursday April 26th Paul Simon fans in Gainesville will be in for a treat with an exclusive screening of “Under African Skies” the film about the making of the album and a cover night featuring local acts Janna [...]
Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by Melanie.
Dust off your Crosley turntables! This weekend we’re celebrating Record Store Day (held the third Saturday in April) an annual celebration of independent music retailers. This event is in its 5th year and brings together more than 700 US record stores and celebrated worldwide. Artists and record labels join in by offering up special packages, [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by Melanie.
What’s life like after your song plays in an Apple commercial? Pretty good if you’re a member of these two bands. This week offered new album releases from indie-darlings Chairlift and Denmark pop group Asteroids Galaxy Tour. You probably remember Chairlift’s single Bruises from it’s play in a Apple Nano commercial a few models back. [...]
Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by Melanie.
Much can be said about Amy Winehouse, but let’s focus on her reputation as a respected vocalist and one of the spearhead musical talents from Britian in the 2000s. Today, we’ve been checking out her latest release – a posthumous album titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Lioness is a collection of unreleased recordings complied by her [...]
Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by Melanie.
It’s no doubt the year 2011 belonged to the always vivacious Beyoncé. Her fourth solo project was charted as an instant success. She wins my vote for Flashy Baby Announcement of the Year, and who else coined the catchphrase “drippin’ swaggu” (off the track Party feat. André 3000 for those who don’t know what I’m [...]