Renowned Chicago-based DJ, producer, electronic music artist and label exec Felix Da Housecat has a long-held reputation for producing and working on an eclectic mix of sounds and sub-genres within the larger umbrella of electronic […]
If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past couple of months, you may recall that I’ve written about Brothertiger, the solo recording project of Brooklyn-based electronic musician and producer John Jagos. The project can trace its origins to when Jagos was a sophomore at Ohio State University. His debut EP, Vision Tunnels was released to critical praise from No Fear of Pop and Pitchfork. Building upon the early buzz he received, Jagos wrote and recorded his debut full-length Golden Years, which was released through Mush Records in 2012.
Future Splendors, the follow-up effort to Golden Years was a change in sonic direction as the material was reportedly his darkest and moodiest effort to date — and it was his first effort that he supported with a tour. Lagos’ forthcoming third, full-length effort Out of Touch is slated for a December 4 release and with the release of the album’s first single, album title track “Out of Touch” and its latest single “Beyond The Infinite,” Jagos is set to firmly put himself on the national map for an 80s synth-pop based sound that channels the likes of Tears for Fears as well as, contemporary artists such as St. Lucia and Washed Out.
In particular, “Beyond The Infinite” consists of layers of propulsive and cascading synths paired with four-on-the-floor drumming and rousingly anthemic hooks with soulful vocals in a song that’s plaintive yet remarkably cinematic. Much like the album’s previous single “Out of Touch,” the album’s latest single is informed by the Jagos’ desire to create an auditory journey through a metaphorical jungle of emotional states — tribulation, despair, fatigue, serenity, joy, tranquility, etc. In this case, the song focuses on the sensation of making a connection with someone and discovering that person has been deceitful and has betrayed you. And as a result, at the core of such a breezy, pop confection is the sort of heartache that should feel profoundly familiar.
The up-and-coming and extremely young London-based hip-hop collective The Age of L.U.N.A. have quickly developed an international profile with the release of an critically acclaimed mixtape earlier this year. And although they clearly possess an […]
Live Concert Photography: eKush, Benyoro and Los Hacheros Brooklyn Bowl March 30, 2015 As I’ve mentioned a few times on this site, things have been busy in the JOVM world with a lot of live […]
Like countless cities, San Francisco’s music scene is constantly evolving as the city has been the home of psych rock and jam rock in the 60s and 70s. Over the last decade or so, the […]
Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop Records Release Date: August 13, 2013 Track Listing Entrance It Feels Alright Don’t Give Up Weightless All I Know Great Escape Paracosm Falling Back All Over Now Washed Out’s 2011 […]
Washed Out‘s Within Without landed at number 24 on this site’s Best of 2011 List thanks to Ernest Greene’s cooed vocals over icy synths played through gently, swirling reverb and delay pedals. Sonically, the tracks on that album struck me as […]
Washed Out’s Within Without landed at number 24 on this site’s Best of 2011 List thanks in part to Ernest Greene’s cooed vocals backed by sleek, icy snyth lines played through gentle layers of reverb and delay pedals and backed […]
Washed Out‘s Within Without landed at number 24 on this site’s Best of 2011 List thanks in part to Ernest Greene’s cooed vocals backed by sleek, icy snyth lines played through gentle layers of reverb and delay pedals […]
Nashville, TN’s Ugly Kids Club will be releasing a series of 6 singles with accompanying videos over the course of this year. I spoke with the duo of Steve Wilson and Aleigh Shields after the […]