Tycho: Awake

• 2014/03/18 • Ghostly International • Indie Electronic, Pop/Rock • *Awake* | Montana | Dye | See | Apogee Tycho’s second album, to someone like myself that does not spend a lot of time listening to electronic music, has a similar feel to his first effort. Both have fun surprises as they allow the listener to sit and be swept away by the…

Shocking Pinks: Guilt Mirrors

• 2014/02/18 • Stars & Letters • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Shoegaze • Not Gambling | Ten Years | *My Best Friend* | Soapsudds | Love Projection (Dedicated to Jerry Fuchs) | Keep Dreaming | St. Louis (Featuring Gemma Syme) | A Million Times “I felt like an apple with no core” — “Ten Years” Guilt Mirrors is New Zealander Nick…

East India Youth: Total Strife Forever

• 2014/01/14 • Stolen Recordings • Indie Electronic, Indie Pop • Glitter Recession | Dripping Down | Heaven, How Long | *Looking for Someone* | Song for a Granular Piano “I know you feel something” — “Looking For Someone” William Doyle’s solo debut under the guise of East India Youth is a heady effort, slaloming back and forth from dreamy electro-pop to…

Washed Out: Paracosm

“In your eyes I can see and feel it all.” [Sub Pop Records] • 2013/08/13 • Style: Electronic L&M Picks:  It All Feels Right | All I Know | All Over Now The third release from Georgia-based master of drowsy-pop and mastermind of Washed Out, Ernest Greene, Paracosm finds an ethereal cohesiveness not yet heard before from the band. Though maybe lacking…

Phantogram: Black Out Days

• 2013 • Barsuk • Alternative Indie/Electronic • Black Out Days “A thousand voices howling in my head.” While this digital age certainly has its drawbacks, one of the benefits is that bands can throw out morsels of their work at random for their fans to enjoy.  That’s the case here with “Black Out Days” from synth-wizards Phantogram.  It’s…

Indians: Somewhere Else

• 2013/01/29 • 4ad • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic • New | Bird | Melt “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep.” — “Lips Lips Lips” The brain child of a Copenhagen man, the artist, Søren Løkke Juul. According to 4ad’s website, Juul’s music came to their attention because of some demo tapes in 2012. “Whispering thoughts we fall asleep,” is…