On record, Nightlands sounds like the work of a futuristic, robot DJ, that processes emotions (like love, and heartache), and compiles them into something lush and thrilling. Yet in real life, Dave Hartley is approachable and friendly, reflecting on the importance of likeability in music, and sharing his novelist aspirations.
So what's the connection between the man and the music? Over at The Key, I talk to Hartley about songwriting, touring, and the scientific method -- head over there to check it out!
Birdie Busch, West Philly songstress, has the mind of a poet, the heart of an artist, and the voice of a soft-spoken Siren. On new record Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, she embodies all 3, resulting in a record as warm and comforting as your favorite blanket on a cold winter's night.
I caught up with Busch a few weeks back -- to talk writing, recording, and balancing music w/ a regular job -- head over to XPN's The Key to check it out!
Happy New Year! And with a new year comes a new list of things that are no longer cool. If you ask us, most of these items were teetering on the brink for 2012 anyway so if you're still clinging, please, LET GO
Beach House (the band, not the concept)
hey! Let's make a record of gauzy dream pop! oh wait,
we already made that record! Four times!
Mullet skirts (short in the front, party in the back)
Is it any surprise the YOLO coffee shop closed after 3
months? You only live once -- meaning there's no time for
Complaining about Manhattan real estate prices
Complaining about Brooklyn real estate prices
You know who's NOT sporting an ironic mustache?
Guys with girlfriends, that's who
Wanna add to the list? Leave your additions in the comments below!