Ari Roar – “Implode”

Softly delivered vocal melodies lovingly hover over calming soundscapes on Ari Roar's new track "Implode". His easy flowing '60s inspired pop atmospheres are so lush, you'll find it hard to escape back to reality. With the majority of his tracks barely hitting the 2 minute mark, you're reminded not to get lost in the heavy … Continue reading Ari Roar – “Implode”

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The Florida Project + Orange Pineapple Strawberry Daiquiri 

If you've never struggled financially, you need to see this movie, especially if you believe in the phrase "pull yourself up by your bootstraps." The Florida Project is social commentary I cannot re-watch with abandon, like Get Out. There's little comedic refreshment, the pacing is sluggish, and as for the plot, there isn't much of … Continue reading The Florida Project + Orange Pineapple Strawberry Daiquiri 

The Killing of a Sacred Deer + Jäger Bomb

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is deeply unsettling. The film pulls at the deep philosophical conundrums of life by placing the protagonist in an unwinnable situation. Don't expect it to give you any answers to the questions it raises, but what it will give you is a night of insomnia. The Murphy's house goes … Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer + Jäger Bomb

Bobby Baritone – “Shaving Private Ryan”

You know a track is worth a listen when its title is a pun and Bobby Baritone's "Shaving Private Ryan" is no exception. Angsty lyrics are offset by a chilled out guitar propelled progression, complete with a strong drive toward the track's finale. Captivating and emotive vocals guide you through a ballad you'll want to … Continue reading Bobby Baritone – “Shaving Private Ryan”

Your Friend’s Engagement + Sparkling Gin Dreamer

On Sunday night my best friend got engaged! This explosion of love ushered in the first truly springlike morning in Northeast America. The sun hit me in the face with its rays and I actually heard birds chirping. Watch out Cinderella. I am pumped for a year plus of gazing at all of her beautiful … Continue reading Your Friend’s Engagement + Sparkling Gin Dreamer

Matthew Francis – “Echoes”

Twangy and crooning guitar chords usher in "Echoes" like a soft wave breaking on a seabed. Matthew Francis's hazy, lazy atmospheric progressions remind me of Mac Demarco's compositions that hover between rock, folk, and soft psych. The result is a lightly lush soundscape, ethereally entrancing with welcome meandering. Warming and effortlessly flowing vocal melodies remind me … Continue reading Matthew Francis – “Echoes”

Evan Wright – “Something Here is Wrong”

Evan Wright brings us wispy vocals strikingly reminiscent of Elliott Smith. His contemplative warming melodies are paired with minimal acoustic atmospheres rich in texture. With effortlessly crunchy slide guitar grooves and softly ambling drums, "Something Here is Wrong" has a slowly evolving structure that's meditative though not mundane. Listen if you like: Elliott Smith, Girls, … Continue reading Evan Wright – “Something Here is Wrong”