The members of Seattle's the Flavr Blue keep plenty busy with various side projects spanning the city's diverse music scene. They've collaborated with Macklemore and produced countless other hip-hop artists, but the synth-pop three-piece shines brightest when working together on records like the 'Bright Vices' EP, released late last year.
Yesterday (Jan. 21) marked the release of 'Blue Sunshine,' the sophomore record by Washington, D.C., foursome U.S. Royalty. The album is a follow-up to the band's 2011 debut 'Mirrors,' and it marks their progression from heady pop-rockers to a serious experimental outfit capable of psychedelic melancholia.
Much like their hometown of Savannah, Georgia, the Casket Girls are rooted in Southern charm and gothic fiction. The group comprises sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene, as well as their multi-instrumentalist counterpart Ryan Graveface, head of Graveface Records (Xiu Xiu, Serengeti, Dosh). The trio formed when Graveface heard the sisters singing under a tree and was instantly captivated by their macabre but seraphic harmonies.
For an Akron, Ohio, native living in a storage unit behind his record label's office in Southern California, Gabe Fulvimar is a natural at capturing laid-back West Coast ease.
Music festivals thrive on energy, and it’s not always positive. Mix rock star egos, illicit drug use and $4 bottles of water, and things can turn ugly. While most music festivals are simply celebrations of artists and fans coming together, a few have seen major tragedies
Broken Bells delve deeper into make-believe with their video for 'Holding On For Life,' the next chapter in their 'After The Disco' saga. The film series is directed by Jacob Gentry, and follows space cadets Oliver, played by Anton Yelchin, and Helen, played by Kate Mara.
Ayer is one part Danny Schmittler, one part Mickey Valen. The etheral-voiced Schmittler teamed up with producer Valen, who also works with pop singer Noosa, in a Brooklyn studio to create sexy androgynous electronica on Ayer's newest single, 'Circle Down.'