Rosenau & Sanborn – Saturday

How do we fill space? It is finite yet change is constant. Harmony can be woven from distance and diversity. Everyday and exotic. On ‘Saturday’, Rosenau & Sanborn grasp for the distant from the leaf-covered backyard of their home. Bleeps and radio transmission twinkle against the harmonic sounds of an acoustic guitar. It is familiar…

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Katerina – Nöpö (The White Cat)

It’s almost a straight shot from Sofia, Bulgaria – the city where Katerina hails from – to Helsinki, Finland – the metropolis where she now resides. They are separated by a distance of around 1,400 miles. Any trip between the two would take a traveler over or through the countries that once separated the West…

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Pom Pom Squad – Heavy Heavy

Weight, is it an insufferable burden or does it give us meaning? From Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being to Ivan Calvino to Zen Buddhism, the question of whether it is better to be light or heavy has plagued people’s minds for millenia. On ‘Heavy Heavy’ by Pom Pom Squad, this eternal quandary rages…

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Ava Luna – Take It Or Leave It

Summer conjures thoughts of water and heat. Minds stream toward thoughts of tropical locales, where bright colors fill chirping streets. Palettes expand and chaos fills the air. ‘Take It Or Leave It’ by Ava Luna captures this seasonal frenzy, and focuses it into joyous patterns. Dotted with bright hues and intricate vocal and rhythmic layers,…

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Yumi Zouma – Bruise

Loss and sadness can lead to unbridled freedom. Change, or just its glowing essence on a hill, encourages creative development. This is the case with ‘Bruise’, the new song from Yumi Zouma. Yumi Zouma has always had a bit of a fluctuating nature. Following the completion of the New Zealand quintet’s tour for their second…

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ZelooperZ – Easter Sunday 97 ft. Earl Sweatshirt

Summer is a time of collaboration. Friends are made. Friends come together. Under blue skies in warmer weather, everyone one is a bit looser. This holds true when it comes to music as well. People are looking for that jam that brings soulful good times. Good music, good people, that’s what summer is about. With…

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BEA1991 – My Own Heaven

Two months ago, BEA1991 dropped her most recent track, ‘My Own Heaven’. The single came fronted with a picture of a gigantic, pink-lit ship cruising in the dark. This week, Jona Honer released his documentary art film, My Own Heaven, soundtracked by Bea’s single. The video explores Bea’s time on the world’s largest cruise ship….

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Alex Cameron – Miami Memory

‘Camp’ celebrates excess. Indulgence is at the forefront. As Susan Sontag said in her essay on the subject, “the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.” On Monday, the Met Gala put ‘Camp’ centerstage, as A-listers did their best to exude the event’s theme. On ‘Miami Memory’, Alex Cameron…

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Erin Durant – Highway Blue

It is easy to be confined by the long set structures of the typical folk song. Often, those walls help to craft strong songwriting. Erin Durant knows the rules, but it is her willingness to play with form, her freeness in pushing those boundaries, that make ‘Highway Blue’ an exceptional track. Durant fits extra syllables…

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