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Mamby on the Beach 2018 Preview: grandson

grandson is an artist who has been on my radar for a couple of years now, first popping up on my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist with his debut single, “Bills,” in the fall of 2016. Since then I have loosely kept tabs on the Toronto-based solo act. And it seems like Jordan Benjamin releases a new ...

I don’t have a witty title today, just check these songs out [single reviews]

Fleurie - "Constellate": Want something that reminds you of Kye Kye and Junk-era M83? Look no further. This sparkly tune finds Fleurie in a higher range than I'm used to (my mind is stuck in the Wildwood EP era), but I really can't imagine these vocals in any other arrangement given the context. Fleurie ...

Music through the eye of the lens – an interview

Music through the eye of the lens | Words by Lieke Ruesink Music offers a shared experience to those listening. At concerts, we all feel the words vibrate through our soul and the base becomes a collective heartbeat. But what the music does to us is different for each individual. Today we speak with ...

dark and euphoric [single reviews]

Dens - "Deadrise": Last year we featured Dens in a preview of Audiofeed Festival, and I am thrilled to learn of the ambient post hardcore group's signing to Facedown Records. I already tweeted about this so, sorry if I spoiled the review, but this song gives me a feeling very similar to what I get when ...

A new kind of festival: Breakaway Columbus drops their 2018 lineup

Breakaway Festival isn't super new - in fact they launched in 2014 at Mapfre Stadium, hosting a lineup that today would fill the stadium several times over. Headlined by Bassnectar and Empire of the Sun, the event featured late afternoon sets from twenty one pilots and Kendrick Lamar. The ambitious ...

Columbus music in 2018 and beyond: Benji

The Columbus Music Commission (“the CMC”) is an entity that we’ve been getting to know a bit more in recent months. In their own words, their mission is as follows: “The Columbus Music Commission connects music makers, music commerce, and community to engage in creating, performing and promoting ...

Colorful tunes for a spring day [single reviews]

Colorful tunes for a spring day [single reviews]

Matthew De Ver - "The Climb": Did the poems of Shel Silverstein shape your childhood? They certainly helped shape mine. And they did Matthew De Ver as well—he's Shel's son! "The Climb" is influenced by travels to South America as well as the years following the death of Shel. The meat of the song is ...