Luke Reed resists sitting idle on the great “Watching TV”

Luke Reed released his debut LP Won’t Be There last summer to virtually no fanfare. The album appeared on Bandcamp without any prior notice; no prerelease singles, no artwork, nothing. Reed recently rereleased the 13-track album with an additional three songs and even some artwork. While initially falling through the cracks of the internet, Reed won’t slip past anyone’s radar this time. Continue reading “Luke Reed resists sitting idle on the great “Watching TV””

Melody’s Echo Chamber can’t be contained on new single “Cross My Heart”

After releasing a self-titled debut in 2012, Melody’s Echo Chamber has been pretty quiet since, only releasing a one-off single “Shrim” in 2014. But that changed yesterday with the announcement of Bon Voyage, her self-titled’s follow-up due later this year, and its excellent lead single “Cross My Heart.” Continue reading “Melody’s Echo Chamber can’t be contained on new single “Cross My Heart””

Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers is poised for a breakthrough with “Don’t Take the Money”

Jack Antonoff is still best known for his contributions to fun., but he’s quickly leaving just as big of a footprint as a songwriter and producer for artists including Grimes, Lorde and Taylor Swift, as well his own music as Bleachers. Continue reading “Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers is poised for a breakthrough with “Don’t Take the Money””

Mary J. Blige teams up with Kanye West for her best single in years, “Love Yourself”

As long as it’s been since Mary J. Blige was a staple on Top 40 and R&B radio stations, her legacy has remained unscathed. It’s been six years since she scored a top 10 hit on the R&B charts – and it’s been even longer since a MJB track hit the Hot 100’s top 40. Ten years ago “Just Fine” peaked at #22 on the Hot 100, and in the time since her last top 40 record, she’s collaborated with everyone from Drake (twice) and Lil Wayne to Disclosure and Sam Smith. Continue reading “Mary J. Blige teams up with Kanye West for her best single in years, “Love Yourself””

Slowdive ease back into form with “Sugar for the Pill”

Three years ago, Slowdive joined a long line of revived 90s groups traversing the tour circuit, and their place was hardly cemented. While revered during their heyday, it can be difficult for a band such as Slowdive to find their footing in a different social climate. Yet they make it look remarkably easy with new single “Sugar for the Pill,” their second track released from their forthcoming self-titled set, the first new Slowdive album in 22 years. Continue reading “Slowdive ease back into form with “Sugar for the Pill””