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Los Angeles, United StatesLa Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music

La Santa Cecilia: For the Love of Music

There’s no denying that 2014 is so far a fruitful and progressive year for La Santa Cecilia. The Los Angeles-based quartet has become a force to be reckoned with: the band recently went major and signed to Universal Music, released a critically...
Kingston, JamaicaJesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne

Jesse Royal Heads for the Reggae Throne

At just 24-years old, Jamaican singer Jesse Royal has been performing music for almost his entire life. As a youth, Royal would sing in a church choir while his grandma played the organ. By his teenage years, Royal was regularly covering Ziggy Marley...
Washington D.C., United StatesMary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop

Mary Timony’s Ex Hex Rips into Power Pop

Oh, Mary Timony. She’s unfailing in every one of her rock ‘n’ roll efforts, from the Mary Timony Band to Wild Flag to Autoclave and Helium back in the '90s. Be it nuances of math rock or jangle-pop or punk, Timony’s stellar touch is steadfast. Maybe the...
Hamilton, New ZealandReviewed: Kimbra’s Golden Echo

Reviewed: Kimbra’s Golden Echo

Though her blend of R&B, pop, neo-soul, and jazz was, for the most part, difficult to categorize on her debut album Vows, Kimbra also wore her influences on her sleeve such that they were always easy to pick out of even her most adventurous fusions. Not...
Albany, United StatesSelf Defense Family: Post-Punk for Ex-Punks

Self Defense Family: Post-Punk for Ex-Punks

The Self Defense Family is quite a big one. Formerly known as End of a Year, the family’s grown to encompass about 16 members scattered across the United States, United Kingdom and Iceland, swapping out...
Chapel Hill, United StatesReviewed: Porter Robinson’s Worlds

Reviewed: Porter Robinson’s Worlds

When the term “EDM” first started coming into common usage to describe the likes of frantic North American producers such as Skrillex and Deadmau5, a frequent complaint could be paraphrased as, “but there has been electronic dance music for years!” Now,...