Author Archives: Rich

[mp3] Unknown Mortal Orchestra // I’ll Come Back 4 U

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) released one of my ten favorite albums in 2011 with their self-titled debut. The fuzzy funk, blues, and pop was a breath of fresh air in an industry where bands either strive to be the next electro-pop wonder or the latest psych-pop mind-trip. Ruban Nielson and co. said nuts to that… Continue Reading

[album review] Hank & Cupcakes // Naked

Guitar and drum duos are quite the rage these days. The Black Keys could be considered the biggest rock band in the U.S., and the Japandroids just tattooed themselves in my brain for the rest of 2012 with their outstanding, anthemic, Celebration Rock. With all of the guitar strummin’, riff picking, drum thundering music, where’s the… Continue Reading

[stream] KOPPS // L.A. Lights (David Lee Rad Remix)

Rochester’s KOPPS have been a budding band throughout 2011, with Kyle O’Hara producing infectious synth-pop melodies that are carried on the shoulders of singer Patricia Patrone’s vocals – and a powerful set of vocals they are. The group turned a new page with the high-quality production on their single “L.A. Lights” with the help of… Continue Reading

[mp3] Germany Germany // Disconnect feat. Steffaloo

After taking a couple of months off, Canadian electronica artist Drew Harris, a.k.a. Germany Germany, is back with a couple of new tracks. Partnering up with Toy Camera cohort Steph Thompson, a.k.a. Steffalo (who seems to be everywhere these days), the duo have created a song in “Disconnect” that is spring fresh – building into a… Continue Reading