Music moves me. It inspires me to write, reflect, dance, and even attempt to sing along with more than subpar vocals.
Sam Smith is never one to disappoint, and his vocals have that funny ability to stop me in my tracks, while defining that (figuratively) moving sensation. His latest acoustic venture tackles “Nirvana”, and promotes his recently released EP of the same name. His vocal range seems incomparable among many of his peers today. It may be a bit slower, but hey, it’s Monday, so go ahead and ease into your week.
I just had an hour long, one-man dance party in my apartment. Thanks, Zeds Dead!
Aight, it’s been a minute, but I’m back with a jam that’ll have you groovin’ in no time. I had the pleasure meeting DJ MyKill last month when he was spinning at Bootie LA, and the man is a total G. Needless to say, he (my)killed it and continues to slay remix after remix. His latest is a funkadelic mix of Nova Albion’s “City Streets” off their aptly named Nature EP. I’m in love with the original version of the song, but MyKill’s remix really takes it to the next level.
Enjoy the city streets!
For avid FM readers, it’s no secret that I have a major girl crush on the HAIM sisters. They’re too cool for school in the best way possible, and I’ve yet to hear a song I’m not in love with.
The girls laid down a studio version for “The Wire”, which can only be described as the quintessentially modernized, 90′s beach song. So much like I associate my childhood beach days to Amy Grant’s “Baby Baby”, or “The Sign” by the epic, Ace of Base, this will be able to join that category in a weird, futuristic way.
Let’s face it, both Phoenix and Grum need not try to be cool, they’re the fucking shit. Enjoy!
I’m stoked to share The Expendables new single, “Zombies In America”, as part of Enthuzed’s, Summer Acoustic Series with Vita Coco!
The goal is to provide you with the summertime essentials, which include a refreshing drink, sunshine, and the perfect beach jam to tie it all together. So whether you’re a fan of coconut water, zombies, or sweet, summer vibes, this video’s for you!
Hit play, and get ready to add it to the #SummerPlaylist! The single will be released this Friday!
Some people are just effortlessly cool. Me? Not so much. But hey, a girl can dream.
The guys in this video make it look easy…how, you ask? Because they are doing what they love every.single.day.of.the.week.
So in honor of Go Skateboarding Day, get out there and do what do you do – whatever that may be…And enjoy this video, and easy jams along the way. Music courtesy of Les Professionnels, and their edit of Charles Bradley’s, “The World Is Going Up In Flames.”
“Go Skateboarding Day has become a day for skaters everywhere to get together with friends and celebrate not only the official start to Summer, but also the one day of the year where parks and streets seem to be all theirs. But for a lot of people Go Skate Day is just another day of the week. So we followed Philadelphia skater, Kyle Nicholson, through a day in the life of someone who makes everyday Go Skateboarding Day. “
Huge props to my Vita Coco friends down in Philly who executed this edit flawlessly.
As I’m sure y’all know, Hermione Granger is transferring into Slytherin this weekend by way of Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Bling Ring. (Translation: Emma Watson sheds her good-girl image by bumping blow and robbing celebs in Coppola’s latest film, The Bling Ring).
What you may not know is that Sofia Coppola, apart from being an incredible director, also has bomb taste in music. I mean, she is married to Thomas Mars of Phoenix, after all. The soundtrack to The Bling Ring features M.I.A., Rye Rye, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Sleigh Bells, Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean and, of course, Phoenix, among talented others.
I sat down with Coppola to discuss her film, the celebrity-obsessed culture we live in, social media, and, of course, the soundtrack! You can read my entire interview with Sofia here.
Be sure to check out The Bling Ring as it hits theaters nationwide this weekend. In the meantime, you can stream the soundtrack below!
A few weeks ago my order cheap propecia buddy Mike asked me if I wanted to go see !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. A band I’ve never heard of? Playing at a venue I’ve never been to? Sign me up. I tried Googling the group so I could hear a few songs before the show, but the all-powerful search engine failed to produce any results for “!!!.” Apparently the band is un-Googleable–how edgy. My ignorance of !!! made the show all the more enjoyable; this dance-punk band produced a sound not unlike a Ratatat-Prince-LCD Sound System combination. Bold statement, I know, but these guys were good! Have a listen.
Poolside first caught my ear with their 2012 album, Pacific Standard Time, and have been a staple in my summertime playlists ever since. Breezy beats, cool lyrics and warm vibes make Poolside a standout in my mind.
Poolside’s latest, “If We Make It,” does not depart from the sound they worked so hard to master in Pacific Standard Time. Retro percussion perfectly compliments the modest synths and funky bass to glorious effect. It’s getting hot out… do yourself a favor and slip out of purchase viagra without a prescription those uncomfortable clothes and dive into this cool summer sound.