i had my reasons at the time

Dry the River – Everlasting Light

This was not the sound I was expected when I tuned in to the newest video from UK band Dry the River. My only experience with them had been catching them at the Spotify House a couple of years ago during SXSW, and that performance was stripped down and folky. The gloves are off with “Everlasting Light,” and while it’s a bit more aggressive, the push is not unwelcome.


eyes wide open but i will not sleep

Stumbleine f/ Violet Skies – We’re Shadows

A beautiful rippling pulse carries this track, the latest from Peter Cooper’s Stumbleine. The song’s unrest and sadness is perfectly put on display with expressionless teens floating adrift and striking hooded figures who seem to be in control.

saturday nights in neon light

It’s been far too long since I’ve made a mix. Here’s one to kick off summer:

Saturday Nights In Neon Light
01| Stars – Take Me to the Riot
02| Alphabeat – Fascination
03| Jimmy Eat World – Here It Goes
04| Vampire Weekend – I Stand Corrected
05| She & Him – Sweet Darlin’
06| Head of Femur – Jetway Junior
07| The Fashion – Solo Impala
08| Hot Chip – Ready For the Floor
09| Kate Nash – Pumpkin Soup
10| Shout Out Louds – Tonight I Have to Leave It