Lana Del Rey – “Video Games” video

Now-ubiquitous YouTube sensation Lana Del Rey, who hasn’t even released a debut album yet, is shooting to fame based on the strength of the video for her song “Video Games”.  The self-made video, which has over 6 million-and-counting views on YouTube, features lots of close-ups of Lana intercut with California-centric found footage and faded home … [Read more...]

Interview with Fiona

Hello Fiona! How are you doing? Wow, I can’t believe it’s been about two decades since you’re last album, and now, as if no time has passed by at all, you’re back with a spectacular and powerful new album (with your spirited and compelling vocals in top form) titled Unbroken which was released in October. I also can’t believe I’m doing this … [Read more...]

Sarah Nixey – Brave Tin Soldiers

Sarah Nixey made a name for herself in the late 1990s and 2000s as the lead singer of U.K. band Black Box Recorder, alongside Luke Haines (of The Auteurs) and John Moore (of Jesus And Mary Chain).  In 2007 Sarah released her debut solo album, Sing, Memory, an alluring collection of dance pop and icy torch ballads graced by Sarah’s distanced and … [Read more...]

Interview with Sarah Nixey

Hello Sarah! It’s such a delight to be doing this interview with you. It must be an exciting time for you now, with the release of your latest album Brave Tin Soldiers on May 9th. Is your album only available in the U.K. now or has it been released “universally” (i.e., in downloadable format)? Hello there. I'm so pleased to say that my new … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – White Magic

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy, of The Church and All Indio Radio respectively, pull another rabbit out of their collective hat on sophomore collaborative album White Magic.  The 11 atmospheric songs follow and lead off the path of predecessor Unseen Music, Unheard Words, treading (or is that floating?) understatedly through acoustic guitar strum, … [Read more...]

Leland Sundries – The Apothecary EP

Singer-songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton is Leland Sundries and on The Apothecary EP he offers up 5 songs that traverse vintage Americana territory by way of modern Brooklyn.  Nick plays guitar, accordion, banjo, and harmonica and is accompanied by David Kross on bass guitar, Joe Lops on electric guitar, Adam Blake on drums, and Quinn McCarthy on … [Read more...]