BY Lan Truong
on Apr 09, 2012
Reviewed by Adrienne Urbanski
On the quirky, synth-backed Destination Friendship, Iowa native, Internet sensation, and noted bedazzled-sweater collector Leslie Hall sings and raps about such unusual subjects as her fondness for cuddling and proper hydration during a dance party. “Here to Win” pokes fun at the lack of party prospects in rural Iowa, while “Crazy Now” is an ode to a completely bonkers paramour. On “Purchase ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Apr 03, 2012
British artist Gemma Ray is releasing a new album, "Island Fire," on May 29 and is touring this May to promote the record. She's also released her first video off the new record, "Rescue Me."
The video features Ray as a 1950s housewife grocery shopping as she day dreams about being "a million miles away" from the technicolor aisles of the supermarket, hoping that someone will rescue her. The combination of Ray's soothing voice, the melancholy melody of the song ... Read More
BY Lan Truong
on Mar 28, 2012
Reviewed by Sheila Dichoso
We can barely believe it’s been four years since the Ting Tings released their feverish debut, because it still sounds young and fresh. Back in 2008, We Started Nothing made us feel as badass as tripping cheerleaders stealing mascara at the mall, and that’s fine, but so very high school. Their sophomore album, Sounds From Nowheresville, has a more seasoned, sultry attitude.
After touring their electro butts off on Nothing, ... Read More
BY Maggie Beauvais
on Mar 22, 2012
No more dillydallying, y'all. That infamous lioness of a seasonal gateway month has officially arrived, and it's time for us to take a moment of silence for our cold-weather mental struggles and then forget 'em. But fear not this task! The Montreal-born boy maestros of Plants and Animals can help you rile you up for summer road-trip fantasies with their third album, The End of That.
In making The End of That, Plants and Animals abandoned their nervy, ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 21, 2012
And the March Madness continues! That horrible pun is not a reference to basketball, but to a different kind of TV event--AMC’s Mad Men, whose new season premieres March 25th.
Since the promo videos are comprised of old footage, fans have little to speculate about regarding the new season, beyond the cast photos released earlier this month. Befitting of a show about the creative process of advertising, though, the fanbase has mobilized, creating its own ... Read More