Shchmue Unveils 19-track “Mashchup Megamix”

The mashup is a dubious thing in music. When they’re good, they’re really good-consider Danger Mouse’s acclaimed blend of Jay-Z’s black album with the Beatles’ white album, “The Grey Album“-get it? Remember when mashups were cute? But really, do you get it? Do you see how the album got cooler (more internetworthy) by having a […]

Where To Be And What To Buy On Record Store Day

I want to tell you how exhilarating it is to proudly tote your newest vinyl find home and spend the better part of two hours pouring over the liner notes. I want to tell you with certainty that your favorite band will sound better on vinyl. But, this could be a lie. I sacrificed my […]

Don’t Miss Blackbird Blackbird This Weekend

One of our favorite lo-fi/dreampop outfits, Blackbird Blackbird-San Fran’s Mikey Maramag-has quickly gone from featuring once or twice in our playlists to earning a full time spot on our “Albums we really like listening to in the car.” Our initial worry was that there were too many chillwave/popwave/indiewave/wavewave bands out there, but Blackbird Blackbird reminds […]

Introducing: XXYYXX

XXYYXX is the moniker of Orlando’s Marcel Everett. XXYYXX is one among a promising stable of young beat makers and musicians on East Coast label Relief in Abstract, grabbing attention from some high-visibility blogs including XLR8R and Earmilk. Not bad for a 16-year-old just getting his feet wet (feel old yet?) Last week he released […]