Nada Surf, Concrete Bed

Nada Surf, Concrete Bed

The band Nada Surf came on the scene during the heyday of 90’s rock, grunge, and alternate music offerings. My own young life, and those particular genres of music, were blossoming. The crew formed in ’92 and claimed a firm seat on many one hit wonder lists in 1996…

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Death Cab for Cutie, Tiny Vessels

Death Cab for Cutie, Tiny Vessels

When I was in college I met a young woman in one of my last prerequisite classes; one of her first as a recent transfer. She was short and slight; complete with sharp features, intriguing eyes, and a wardrobe fit for any hipster-themed party. I could tell she was unhappy at…

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SoulChef, Cheers (Feat. Awon)

SoulChef, Cheers (Feat. Awon)

From what little I know of SoulChef, he’s a producer that hails from New Zealand. His tracks blend hip-hop, jazz, and soul with—at times—really nice runs of instrumental beats.

I recently came across the album Food for Thought that appeared on the scene in late 2013. I was immediately…

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The 1975, Heart Out

The 1975, Heart Out

There are few modern pop/rock bands I keep coming back to, but The 1975 tends to be one of them. Hailing from the UK, the group is only a few years old when it comes to notoriety, with a nice mix of EPs and one full length release, The 1975.

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General Ghost, Lyndia

General Ghost, Lyndia

General Ghost is a relatively new band, formed sometime in 2011 by Jon Howard and Kyle Rictor. I stumbled across their album Drifter Painter Drinker Sinner rather innocently after it popped up in an Rdio feed.

From what I can track down, both musicians currently live in Nashville, TN…

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Yasiin Gaye, The Departure

Yasiin Gaye, The Departure

I’m always on the lookout for inspiring hip hop with jazzy flair. To my surprise I recently stumbled across this mixtape and haven’t been able to stop it from spinning.

Yasiin Gaye – The Depature, released on February 25, is a project by producer Amerigo Gazaway who combines tracks from…

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Childish Gambino, RIP

Childish Gambino, RIP

I started off as anything but a Childish Gambino fan. A good friend of mine has loved what Donald Glover’s been doing for a while, and in passing often mentioned him in hip-hop conversations. I always laughed it off.

All along I couldn’t get the image of Donald from his…

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