With 2014 behind us and the great unknown of 2015 ahead, now is the perfect time to transition from reflections to predictions. This week I browsed through several of my favorite blogs, and each had its own "most anticipated" lists for the coming year, and got to thinking about potential hot/nots myself. So without further ado, here… Continue reading Predictions for 2015
With 2014 coming to a close tonight, I figured I should probably get with the end-of-year program. Today I'll reflect on 2014, which was a great year for me. I started my college career at an amazing university, attended the wedding of my mother and stepfather, got a bunch of ear piercings, and of course listened to tons… Continue reading 2014 In(die) Review
I'm baaaack! And with some good new music to share, of course. Oliver Hugh Perry is the sole member of D.D. Dumbo, hailing from Brunswick, Australia. "Tropical Oceans," his debut EP, was released yesterday by indie label 4AD. You can download it or order a 12" LP here, and check out the music video for the title… Continue reading Musician of the Day: D.D. Dumbo
Released just yesterday, Cage the Elephant's third album Melophobia is full of fun melodies and poetic lyrics. Leading up to the release of Melophobia, the band took some time off, and got back together to write the album in August 2012. Upon first listen, the tracks are energetic and highly danceable. But the lively melodies… Continue reading Album Review: Melophobia by Cage the Elephant
My favorite season is just days away! Sweaters, boots, and pumpkin-flavored lattes... *sigh*. Anyway, here's my playlist for Autumn. I'll be updating it throughout the season, so if you have any suggestions, please comment or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) I love a good recommendation! Happy Fall! I'm off to dig out my pullovers and scarves. -SH
Hey all! Hope you're having a great summer. It hasn't felt too summery here in MN until recently, and the Fourth kind of snuck up on me. Aside from fireworks and barbecues, let's celebrate with some tunes! Here's my 4th of July Youtube Playlist. Have a great, safe day all! Don't do anything you'll regret,… Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
This song's got a fun, laid back vibe. Good for a Friday. Pretty solid Four Tet remix.
Hoping Local Natives' new album is solid. Seems like it, if this song is any indication. Figured some P.O.S. would be appropriate (see here) but be warned: the lyrics are explicit. Toro Y Moi- never know what I'll get, but it's always good. Incan Abraham is reminiscent of Beach House, Grizzly Bear, the like. Therefore,… Continue reading Pitchfork Picks: 10/21/12