Kurt Vile : Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Label : Matador, 2013 Listen :  Kurt Vile : Wakin on a Pretty Day  

KURT VILE: SMOKE RING FOR MY HALO

[rating: 4.5 stars] Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo Label: Matador Records Release date: March 8, 2011 Kurt Vile knows exactly what he’s trying to say, but would like us to think otherwise. On his fourth record, Smoke Ring For My Halo, Vile’s self-doubting loner conversations with himself unfold like a diary rambling entry, and whether […]

Wayhome Music & Arts Festival 2016

The WayHome Music & Arts Festival is a multi-day music and arts festival where music, food, art and film come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle. This years line-up featured headliners LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers along with Metric, CHVRCHES, Gary Clark, Jr., Mac DeMarco, Rae Sremmurd, Wolf […]

2014 Gov Ball Super Mix + Line-up and Tix

The 2014 lineup for New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival is here…and it’s solid! Held Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th in Randall’s Island Park, the 4th annual edition of New York City’s premier music event will showcase a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long. In a […]

2014 Governors Ball Line-up Revealed

The 2014 lineup for New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival is here. You can look forward to: OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Damon Albarn, Phoenix, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, James Blake, Disclosure, Interpol, Foster the People, The Kills, Grimes, Spoon, Neko Case, Empire of the Sun, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Childish […]

Best Albums of 2013

Listen to tracks from these albums on our Soundcloud Mix HERE  1. Vampire Weekend : Modern Vampires of the City 2. Arcade Fire : Reflktor 3. Peace : In Love 4. Foals : Holy Fire 5. Kurt Vile : Wakin on a Pretty Daze 6. Haerts : Hemoplegia 7. Daft Punk : Random Access Memories 8. […]

top 10 albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011.   Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s […]

Best Albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011. Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s twenty-eight-track, […]

TROLL 2: WORST MOVIE EVER

On Thursday, July 30th Rooftop films will be showing midnight movie cult classic TROLL 2 on the lawn of the Automotive High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One was clearly not enough… It Horrifies You In Your Sleep, And Haunts You For Life.  Seriously the worst movie ever. So bad its brilliant. Then on Friday, July […]

Daft Punk : Get Lucky [Ft. Pharrel]

    Label :  Daft Life Limited , 2013 Listen : Daft Punk : Get Lucky [ft. Pharrel]  

Tame Impala : Lonerism

        Rating: 5/5 stars  Label: Modular   Another warm, swirling, psychedelic, sonic cruise with dizzying atmospheric guitar hooks, washing over both brash and vulnerable sounding moody vocals from Aussie rock outfit Tame Impala. Taking cues from Innerspeaker track “Solitude Is Bliss”,  Lonerism is an entire album about alienation and the power of one – what front-man […]

Alt-J : An Awesome Wave

      Rating: 5/5 stars Label: Atlantic   Leeds quartet Alt-J (aka ‘triangle’, aka △) not only wrote one of the most diverse and addictive albums of 2012,  but successfully created a new “non-genre” genre.  Exploring a variety of music styles, including pop, folk and R&B, Alt-J masterfully piece together a beautifully rounded puzzle of style and influences. […]

Grizzly Bear : Shields

        Rating: 5/5 stars Label: Warp   After a long three year hibernation, Grizzly Bear awakes, evolved,  lurching with a thundering new record and some teeth.  A record, as much about coming together as it is about falling apart,  Shields is an unpredictable album that re-defines the band’s group dynamics and takes comforts in it’s own imperfections. […]

Cat Power : Sun

        Rating: 5/5 Stars Label: Matador   Longtime Miami indie Goddess Chan Marshall was born again in 2012 with a short, cropped, breakup haircut and the first Cat Power album of original material in over six years. Transformed by her struggles as an artist,  Marshall revisits her roots and comes into her own with […]

Dirty Projectors : Swing Lo Magellan

          Rating: 5/5 stars Label: Domino     No one could accuse Dirty Projectors leader David Longstreth of doing the same thing twice. Swing Lo Magellan is a poetic art-pop album, matching warm and personal music with outlandish intellectual ideas that is eclectic, without being esoteric. For a band constantly experimenting with their own sound, this […]

Purity Ring : Shrines

      Rating: 5/5 stars LABEL: 4AD   If  ’sleep is a welcome gadget’ for Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring, then Shrines is what pop dreams are made of. Together, Corin Roddick and Megan James blaze fearlessly into the future with clean pop melodies that conjure surreal dreamscapes of the arcane.  Roddick lays out a dense ephemeral […]