Tag Archives: Urban

Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws

When I was 8 years old, my taste of music was generally limited to conventionally accessible acts in the vein of The Beatles, Radiohead, and Zeppelin. True, no one will deny the significance of any of those artists, but my … Continue reading

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Van Hunt Looks to Get Popular… Eventually

Our digital age allows for the mass production and distribution of all niches of music. Before technology arose into a stage of universal accessibility, releasing music to a wide array of audiences had a variety of obstacles. If you were … Continue reading

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A Beach House Getaway

Like many of those who immediately latched onto Beach House‘s fantastic self-titled debut last year, I kept my admiration for the release no secret. It was an atmospherically beauteous album, flawlessly transcribing humane emotions as diverse as regret, embrace, and … Continue reading

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Kathy Zimmer Uses a Spare Key

The transition from serene rurality to urban skyscrapers can be quite traumatic, especially in regard to first-time visitors of New York City. Public transportation, swelling streets with numbered names, the ceaseless commute… what is considered overwhelming to visitors is a … Continue reading

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Spiral Beach Brings the Ball Home

Imagine what it would be like growing up in the ’60s and ’70s as the offspring of a folk musician. With all kinds of people, from hippies to philosophers, gathering at various folk circuits and festivals, you would likely know … Continue reading

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Elle or Alyssa? Each Milano Does It Well

I often wonder whether the genre of “art-rock” will be looked back upon as the epitome of stylistic innovation in this current decade. While the past several decades have embraced us with varieties of synth-pop, grunge, and adult alternative, it … Continue reading

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Mono in VCF… in Stereo

Ah, Phil Spector. You just have to love the guy. Whether it is his influential production technique found within the “Wall of Sound”, his indisputable influence on contemporary music, or his infamous hairstyle in the courtroom, Spector is a figure … Continue reading

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