Modern Sky Festival NYC Live Show Review: A East-West Merge

Started in Beijing seven years ago, the Modern Sky Festival is now one of many big music festivals that take place across China put on by its namesake company, Modern Sky Entertainment. On the weekend of October 4th and 5th, Modern Sky took the plunge into the US market, starting in New York City, where you can’t throw a rock on any given day without hitting some kind of festival.

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Jupiter Lion – Brighter Album Review (BCore Disc)

For the second album by Spanish band Jupiter Lion, the name Brighter is an emphasis on a highly synesthetic experience for their listeners. Of the many shapes and colors the band have put down on the record, it’s safe to say that in comparison to 2013′s Silver Mouth, Brighter illustratively self-explains that the band has intensified the metaphysical drift of their sound.

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Decibel Festival 2014 Live Show Review: Natasha Kmeto, Rrose, Max Cooper, Richie Hawtin & More

A Decibel Festival 2014 live show review, featuring Natasha Kmeto with Effixx, Max Cooper with dance performances by The Pendleton House Collective, Richie Hawtin, Rrose, Lusine, Soul Clap, Rone, Wolf + Lamb, Steffi, and more from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

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Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – Slant of Light Album Review (Thrill Jockey Records)

The harp, as an instrument, seems to inherently conjure medieval, Celtic, or angelic imagery. When it is joined by swirling synthesizers and bilious clouds of delayed guitars, the brain is left with all manner of interesting juxtapositions, like a tea room melting into sea foam, or some fictitious movie with moonbeams, meteor showers, and unicorns. The harp, as an instrument, seems to inherently conjure medieval, Celtic, or angelic imagery. When it is joined by swirling synthesizers and bilious clouds of delayed guitars, the brain is left with all manner of interesting juxtapositions, like a tea room melting into sea foam, or some fictitious movie with moonbeams, meteor showers, and unicorns.

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Kiev Band Interview: Iconoclasm & Possibility in a Prescriptive World

“If you’re basing your career on likes and plays and how many hits a particular video has, it’s really impersonal. But when it’s that grassroots thing, you get so much more mileage out of looking someone in the eye and having them tell you, ‘Wow, this song did this for me’, or. ‘This album puts me in this mindset that I can’t get anywhere else.’ That kind of stuff gives us the chills and gives us the juju for the next year.” - Robert Brinkerhoff, Guitarist & Vocalist of Kiev

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Midday Veil – Without And Within Music Video Premiere

Travel with Midday Veil for eight minutes, into the pixelated fractal universes of “Within and Without”, premiering today on REDEFINE in anticipation of the Seattle band’s upcoming west coast tour with Swahili.

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