Weekly Roundup 12/4 – 12/10

Favorite Single: “Drowned In Gold” – Boston Manor

Favorite Music Video: “New Year’s Eve” – Pale Waves

Favorite Cover: “All I Want For Christmas” – Jule Vera (originally by Mariah Carey)

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Favorite EP: “Acoustic” – INHEAVEN

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Favorite Album: “Wolves” – Story Of The Year

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Favorite Artwork: “Love Stories” – Staircase Spirits


Favorite Artist: Moose Blood

With the release of “Talk In Your Sleep” and the announcement of their new album, Moose Blood are coming out of the gate strong beginning this new chapter in their career.



8 Wonderfully Calming Songs

The holidays may be the highlight of winter for some, but that doesn’t stop them from causing impressive amounts of stress. So it seems like the perfect time for some  nice, relaxing tracks.

“No Vacancy” – Nightly

“Ivy” – Frank Ocean

“With Me” – dvsn

“Summer’s Gone” – NoMBe ft. Thutmose

“At All” – The True Blue

“Long Time” – Somme

“Get You” – Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis

“Focus” – H.E.R.



Weekly Roundup 11/27 – 12/3

Favorite Single: “Before I Cave In” – Too Close To Touch

Favorite Music Video: “Something To Believe In” – The New Respects

Favorite Cover: “Fairytale Of New York” – Creeper (originally by The Pogues)

Favorite EP: “Mind Games” – Eat Your Heart Out

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Favorite Album: “Eight” – White Room

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Favorite Artwork: “Eight Till Late” – No Hot Ashes


Favorite Artist: Creeper

The Southampton bunch are taking a break from their goth punk rock, releasing a cover of The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York” as well as their own book “The Last Days Of James Scythe” this week.

5 Famous Paintings And Their Corresponding Albums

Do you ever see a painting, then have a specific song or album pop into your head, and think that it’s the perfect soundtrack to the image? Here are five famous paintings and their matching soundtracks.


“DREAMCAR” and “The Starry Night” both convey a dreamy, whimsical take on real life. You can see the recognizable world, but it’s filtered through an artist’s lense.


“Skin & Earth” – Lights

From the audience, ballet always looks delicate, yet it takes so much strength to give the effect of that delicacy. In the same way, Lights’ “Skin & Earth” revolves around shimmery, ephemeral pop melodies, but its indomitable backbone is what lends power to the pop.


“ROCKISDEAD” – Dorothy

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is filled with energy and imminent action, yet at the same time incredibly and impressively deliberate. It simultaneously feels as though the wave will crash in a moment, and as though it will stand for all eternity. “ROCKISDEAD” has some of that duality as well: a solid, sedate pace paired with a lively, unrestrained spirit.


“Folie à Deux” – Fall Out Boy

There’s something more than a bit off-putting about both this painting and Fall Out Boy’s most controversial album, making them the perfect partners.


“H.E.R.” – H.E.R.

The soothing, muted nature of “H.E.R.” is perfect for relaxing on a sunny day, and the album is just as reflective as Monet’s pond.


10 Classic Albums That Will Never Get Old

1. “The Dark Side Of The Moon” – Pink Floyd

2. “Anthology” – The Temptations

3. “Sandinista!” – The Clash

4. “Vitalogy” – Pearl Jam

5. “That’s The Way Of The World” – Earth, Wind and Fire

6. “The Smiths” – The Smiths

7. “Document” – R.E.M.

8. “Synchronicity” – The Police

9. “Boys Don’t Cry” – The Cure

10. “In Utero” – Nirvana

Related – 10 Songs To Listen To If You Loved The Stranger Things Soundtrack

Weekly Roundup 11/20 – 11/26

Favorite Single: “shira” – Glassjaw

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Favorite Music Video: “Lord” – Young Fathers

Favorite Cover: “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – The Gospel Youth (originally by Shawn Mendes)

Favorite EP: “A Different Light” – InAir

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Favorite Album: “Utopia” – Bjork

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Favorite Artwork: “A Different Light” – InAir


Favorite Artist: InAir

The alt-rock trio’s debut EP “A Different Light,” released this Friday, shows that the group are a force to be reckoned with, their distinctive electronic rock sound intriguing and engaging. Listen to “A Different Light” above.

4 Famous Actors Who Are Also In Bands

Everyone knows Jared Leto is the frontman for Thirty Seconds to Mars. But did you know that Ryan Gosling sings in his own band? Or that Mike from Stranger Things just got signed? Here are four actors who make surprisingly good music on the side.

1. Finn Wolfhard – Calpurnia

Starring in Stranger Things and It by the age of 14 is already impressive. But Finn Wolfhard couldn’t settle for impressive. Wolfhard is the lead singer for indie band Calpurnia, who were recently signed to Toronto’s Royal Mountain Records. Watch the group cover Twin Peaks’ “Wanted You” below.

2. Ryan Gosling – Dead Man’s Bones

Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields form the experimental duo Dead Man’s Bones. The pair released a self-titled album in 2009, on their own record label Werewolf Heart. The album is strange, mildly spooky, and features quite a lot of children’s choirs.

Listen to “Dead Man’s Bones” here.

3. Ezra Miller – Sons of an Illustrious Father

Ezra Miller, Lilah Larson, and Josh Aubin together make up the group Sons of an Illustrious Father. Their quirky, searching indie sound is amorphous and nebulous, with the band describing it as “heavy meadow.” Each member shares singing responsibilites equally, resulting in a range of tones and emotions throughout.

Listen to their latest album “Revol” here.

4. Juliette Lewis – Juliette & The Licks

Beginning in 2004, Juliette Lewis took a hiatus from acting in order to pursue musical endeavors exclusively. At the time, this meant focusing on her band Juliette & The Licks, who released hit singles such as “Hot Kiss” and “You’re Speaking My Language.” The band is currently broken up, and Lewis released a solo EP “Future Deep” in 2016.

Listen to “Future Deep” here.