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Album Review: Hantasi – Vacant Places

Album Review: Hantasi – Vacant Places

Contending quietly for the mallsoft microgenre, Hantasi finds deviance from the vaporwave breed by situating it’s proverbial a e s t h e t i c s in a more traditional setting. Visions of old America are set into a dizzy swing-and-sway by way of rose-tinted horns, slow ragtime pianos, and jovial summertime romanticism. Fleeting […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Holiday Hits, or Something Like It

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Holiday Hits, or Something Like It

Top Artists of the Last Month (via last.fm) Happy New Year! * ~ – This week I’ll be exploring my top 10 artist plays from the past month on last.fm, and ranting briefly about why they received any attention. What have you been listening to this month? 10 – Teebs Though technically a more suitable […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: TOKiMONSTA – Desiderium

Kevin’s Music Reviews: TOKiMONSTA – Desiderium

As she steps up from under the plates of the LA underground and makes her way to her own brand new label Young Art, electronic hip-hop producer TOKiMONSTA experiences a shift in sound that can best be described as a mixed bag. Rising as a formidable contender in the plane of artsy hip-hop and Flying […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Last.fm Top Artists of the Month

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Last.fm Top Artists of the Month

This week I’ll be going over my top ten most-played artists of the past month, according to last.fm., and ranting briefly about why they are where they are on my rank and including samples.

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: Architecture in Tokyo – Summer Paradise Album Review

Kevin’s Music Reviews: Architecture in Tokyo – Summer Paradise Album Review

The vaporwave template has generally orbited to a broad but simple premise. The actual content varies, but the proverbial “aesthetic” remains the same – nostalgic, kitschy, far-removed yet completely familiar. These eccentricities can take many forms, sometimes with a political undertone, and others purely waxing affection for bygone eras and experiencing them turned on their […]

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Kevin’s Music Reviews: A Few New Tunes – Beats, Bikini Bottom blastbeats, and Weezer

Kevin’s Music Reviews: A Few New Tunes – Beats, Bikini Bottom blastbeats, and Weezer

Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers It’s been a great month for music and all things new and music newsy. Andy Stott is here to reciprocate his 2012 expertly-crafted Luxury Problems, just in time for the brisk weather to condemn you to the foggy bar countertops and the dark end of the dancefloor. From what […]

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Where Did They Go: A*TEENS

Where Did They Go: A*TEENS

Welcome back to Where Did They Go, the series where we take a deep dive into the artists that you probably forgot you remembered and find out what happened to them after they fell off the shelves in the record stores. This time we’ll take a look at a band so controversial they had to […]

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