In August, Columbia Records paid over 4 million dollars for a previously unknown artist named Dominic Fike. Since then, he has dropped his first set of music. His first EP, Don’t Forget About Me, Demos barely reaches a fifteen minute … Continue reading Who Is Dominic Fike?
One of my favorite things to examine in music is samples. Especially in hip-hop, modern music is rampant with recycled sounds from the classics of yesteryear. There are few things that I love more than discovering one of my favorite … Continue reading Samples are a Beautiful Thing
In October 2017, “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It was virtually impossible to go into public without hearing it. Whether you were listening to the car radio or in a … Continue reading Portugal the Man is So Much More Than “Feel It Still”
The first time I heard Electric Guest’s music was in person. They opened for a Portugal. The Man concert that I attended a few years ago. The LA based duo enticed me to look into them the day after the … Continue reading Electric Guest: You Should Listen to Your Hipster Friend’s Favorite Band
The name “They Might Be Giants” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Even if you don’t instantly recognize them, I would bet good money that you know at least one of their songs. They … Continue reading The Many Hats of They Might Be Giants
One of my favorite sub-categories of music is the long-form song; songs that push the 6 or 7 minute run time, some significantly longer offer a more dynamic experience than the average 3 minutes. A longer than standard song forces … Continue reading Ode to the Long Form Song
There’s a lot to be said for aggressive, soul-pushing, complex music that opens your mind and heart to a new way of thinking, but today I want to discuss the complete antithesis of all that: kid’s music. The music I … Continue reading I Love Music Written for Toddlers