Canberra, Australia-based indie-dance trio SAFIA have been building quite the buzz on the international EDM scene over the last few years. They're back with "Counting Sheep" and are heading on a little Australian tour at the end of the month. Stay tuned for US dates.
Just a few years ago, Boston wasn’t even on the music festival map, but that all changed when Boston Calling came to the scene in May 2013 for a three day music festival that would take place twice a year. With the announcement of the new five day music series - Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston, it has become apparent that Boston’s festival scene is now skyrocketing.
LA based producer Goldroom graced us all with his own vocals on his recent cover of Fleet Foxes' "Mykonos." The accompanying music video, below, allows us to peek inside Goldroom's head (apparently it's full of palm trees).
Edge of the Sun is reminiscent of a rogue cowboy, who wanders lonely but contently through the desert one day, and gets into gun-slinging battles in the Main St. dirt road with his lifelong enemy the next. Yet, this cowboy’s life would be filmed through a lense of chiaroscuro, draped with flashbacks in the style of film noir. As an added detail, the cowboy that is Edge of the Sun would also live in outer space.
Dark, eclectic, and cheeky, Sixteen Chapel salvages many of Barbaglia's trademark moves. Crookers still manages to integrate the outlandish textures and sounds that made the one-time duo a formidable act. Despite Bot’s departure, Phra still manages to make solid records bound to rev up crowds on both sides of the ocean.
The biggest problem with Insides is a lack of ingenuity. It’s a record memorable mostly in the sense that it’s glaringly unmemorable, treading patterns we’ve seen and heard before. Every eight bars mark the addition or subtraction of a layer, and after six minutes of hovering around similar musical themes, we no longer care much about the climax.