SOTW: Dog Years

WEEK 7 Dog Years artist: Maggie Rogers album: Dog Years (single)   February is a cold month, like starting a rocky hike in the brisk, grey morning. This single is like that warm cup of chili you enjoy at the peak of the mountain (in Alaska?) at half-past-noon, when the sun affectionately pats your head for…

SOTW: Another Time

WEEK 6 Another Time artist: Femme Vanille album: Another Time A slow-swaying, late-night dream inducer. Wrapped in sultry aubergine curtains, look out the window and gaze at the million sparkling dimes moving celestially. You close your eyes and feel a gentle breeze—you’re amongst the warmest winds of the night sky. Floating closer to the pale yellow…

SOTW: Stars

WEEK 5 Stars artist: Future Generations album: Future Generations This euphoria-inducing song is so infectious that it reminds of some new-age indie theme for the Peanuts comics. Seriously, watch this video (on mute, obviously) with “Stars” playing in the background and tell me I’m wrong. “Linus and Lucy” comparisons aside, “Stars” follows a simple formula but…

SOTD: Formidable

Thursday, Nov. 10 Formidable artist: La Bronze album: Formidable (single) Drawn by free tacos and beer at a SXSW venue earlier this year, fate led us to La Bronze, where the power of her voice and art of her spirit compelled us to stand in awe. She spoke of the joy in being alive and bid…

SOTD: Stonecold

Tuesday, Nov. 8 Stonecold artist: machineheart album: Stonecold There’s something about this song that feels like mainstream pop. Maybe it’s the transparent metaphors, catchy chorus, and utter sing-ability. Think Ellie Goulding with fewer backup singers and less of the flashy lights.