kimbra: one jazzy bright-eyed baby doll


This young Aussie has a heavenly voice that sounds like it came straight from the classic jazz age of Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Tracks that really got my attention were – Settle… Continue reading

The Physics: Moving Fast (because moments don’t last)


DAMN it feels good to hear fresh hip hop. Hip hop that is relatively absent of egoism. Hip hop that blends the sentiments of the romanticism of barry white and raw naughtiness of… Continue reading

ben howard: head up & heart strong


British singer-songwriter Ben Howard recently made his U.S. debut @ SXSW 2012. I got a chance to catch him at Latitude 30. Grown Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, he signed to the same… Continue reading

the Peach Kings: Seduction, Sirens & Whiskey


While formed in San Francisco, this duo consists of Texas-born Paige McClain Wood and L.A.’s Steven Trezevant Dies. This track, kings and thieves is the perfect blend of smooth and rock. This just… Continue reading

Dan Mangan: finding the cost is more than the pay (and doing it anyway)


Vancouver’s Dan Mangan is a folk rocker who is just plain damn good at what he does – puts word to song. He’s a clever lyricist and his musical compositions are varied, unique… Continue reading

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: the dog to your bone


This dancetastic track is brought to you by Britain’s electronica maestro Orlando Higginbottom. If you think that’s a mouthful, his band’s name is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. T-E-E-D has a new album in… Continue reading