Author Archives: Jared Silva

These past twelve months have been pretty big for R&B, what with Frank Ocean, Miguel and The Weeknd releasing fantastic records and breaking out into mainstream success. On the chiller side of the spectrum is up-and-coming Sydney group Movement. The Aussie trio creates some pretty awesome songs on the same level as the aforementioned breakouts, […]

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Low, a band known for their sparse melodies, beautifully haunting harmonies and genre-defining “slowcore” aesthetic, have recently been making noise in their latest live shows with a cover of Rihanna ballad “Stay.” Today, they’ve released a studio quality version of the track and it’s just as emotionally gripping as the original. The simple piano-backed cover […]

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Buzz for HAIM couldn’t be bigger now that their debut LP Days Are Gone is less than a month away. The L.A. sister trio’s first single off the album, “The Wire,” is a solid 70s-style classic rocker with amazing triple harmonies and an intense drum beat (à la The Eagle’s “Heartache Tonight“) produced with a modern indie […]

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Starting with an entrancing guitar intro not unlike The xx, the beautifully haunting, powerful vocals of lead songstress Sophie-Rose Harper professes of a lonely loveless night, forsaken but still unable to forget.

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The track is a collaboration with Swedish indie pop sensation Lykke Li and is pretty much the antithesis of the oft-declared “summer jam.” The production is dark; the mood is chilling; and Lykke Li’s echoing, wispy vocals behind the eerie downtempo back beat are appropriately Lynchian.

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