On March 26th, indie rock group Real Estate put out their new EP, Half a Human, just over a year since their last album. However, those who kept tabs on the band’s pursuits were able to get a sneak preview of the new tracks on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm ET. The event, Zoomin With Real Estate, was streamed for free on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch — though the musicians were accepting donations via their “tip jar” in the bottom right corner of the screen.Continue reading “Zoomin* With Real Estate (*not actually on Zoom)”
When you listen to music, what is the first thing you listen for? Sure, we all try to listen from a macro perspective — yet everyone’s ear is drawn to something different. For some, it’s the lyrics. For others, it’s guitar riffs. But if your ear is naturally drawn to bass lines, Blu DeTiger’s debut album How Did We Get Here? is for you.Continue reading “2021: How Did We Get Here?”
On stage, K-pop soloist Chung Ha radiates confidence and charisma, but off stage, she’s not afraid to be emotionally vulnerable — both with her fans and with herself. That duality is at the core of her album Querencia, named for a Spanish concept meaning “the source of one’s strength.” Ambitious and genre-defying, Chung Ha’s first full-length project gives her the freedom to explore and experiment in a way that few artists in her industry have.Continue reading “Chung Ha Affirms Her Authentic Self on Querencia“
It seems only fitting for an album released during the coronavirus pandemic to include a track called “End of the World.” And yet, the South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High actually started working on it before the pandemic, only for it to become much more relevant than expected. Good thing the group is no stranger to social commentary.
Tablo, fellow rapper Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz have quite the talent for making music that is simultaneously timeless and poignantly relevant — and they’ve been doing it for almost twenty years. In their latest full-length project, Epik High Is Here (Part 1), the group channeled the difficult and complicated emotions of the past year into an album that speaks directly from the heart.Continue reading “Epik High Is Right Here”