Scuba Dvala – “Soy Boy”

  Glistening keys and relaxed guitar progressions help you float through Scuba Dvala's lush soundscape on new track "Soy Boy". Effortlessly melodic vocals hover weightlessly. The soothing synth atmosphere accompanies self-aware, melancholic lyrics that are heavy on herbivore imagery. You don't have to give up meat to enjoy the fluid suaveness of "Soy Boy".   … Continue reading Scuba Dvala – “Soy Boy”

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Tempesst – “A Little Bit Of Trouble”

Tempesst is the creation of a blended Australian-British quartet currently grooving in London. Suave vocals flow through an intoxicating vocal melody in their newest single "A Little Bit Of Trouble," an ode to a drunken night at a local pub. The mesmerizing psychedelic folk pop atmosphere is enriched with strings and a twangingly delicious guitar. … Continue reading Tempesst – “A Little Bit Of Trouble”

The Shining + Redrum Gin Martini

Stanley Kubrick changed a fundamental element in Jack Torrance's personality for his screen adaption of The Shining¬†: the man's preferred drink. Bourbon on the rocks is a solid go-to drink, however, in Stephen King's mind Torrance was a martini guy. In both renditions Torrance gave up drinking. For those who love a stiff cocktail,¬†The Shining … Continue reading The Shining + Redrum Gin Martini

Carter Vail – “Melatonin”

"Melatonin" opens with a lushly calming build that evokes euphoria throughout the 5 minute track. Listening through layers of guitar, low-humming synths, twinkling keys, and subdued vocals is the auditory embodiment of walking through a lively garden on a sunny June afternoon. Carter Vail's melody fills up the soundscape's vast space while not obscuring it's … Continue reading Carter Vail – “Melatonin”

Phileas Fogg – “Will Never Be Played Again.”

Phileas Fogg's, "Will Never Be Played Again." is a moody and passionate psych rock track that reminds strongly of the Arctic Monkeys' freshly evolved sound on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. An unsettling, yet intriguing atmosphere builds tediously, welcoming haunting vocals at the 0:55 mark. The progression gives way to a wonky psych guitar breakdown … Continue reading Phileas Fogg – “Will Never Be Played Again.”

My Ultra Violet – “Islands”

  "Islands" rocks in like a steady and welcome summer breeze. Lead singer, Dexy Valentine's vocals remind fondly of Stevie Nicks': unwavering and warmingly pleasant. Jangly guitar chords and lush vocal layering combine for a dreamy atmosphere invocative of a sharply memorable summer night. The melody is an instantly nostalgic summer anthem that begs you … Continue reading My Ultra Violet – “Islands”