Sóley – Icelandic Musician Interview: Ask The Deep

Adorning the cover of Sóley’s new record, Ask The Deep, is a portrait painted by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, with Sóley’s face smeared about like the things of nightmares, like a horror film incarnate. Upon first glance, this visual seems inconsistent with one’s first impressions of Icelandic musician Sóley Stefánsdóttir — but the truth is that Sóley has always been rather drawn to the depths and horrors of emotion. Her first record, 2011’s visually-evocative We Sink, is — in title, mood, and narrative structure — quite similar to 2015’s Ask The Deep, even if musically less refined. But in the many years between Sóley’s debut and sophomore records, she experienced significant events that transformed her experience of being a musician, allowing her

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TOP POPS! Zac Nelson – “Let This Unravel” (Music Video Premiere), The Holydrug Couple

Music video premiere for Zac Nelson’s “Let This Unravel”, directed by Jordan Levie, and tracks from Chilean duo The Holydrug Couple’s 2015 release, Moonlust.

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felte Records Label Feature: A Balance of Give & Take

“There’s a lot of noise out there — more bands than ever, newer forms of ‘entertainment’ or distractions for our time. This will be the first decade where history will talk more about the technology surrounding music than the artists. While it’s a challenge, I feel like the past few years have been the best time to start a label if you gravitate more towards DIY creativity, patience, perseverance and appreciate the small victories.” – Jeff Owens, Founder of felte

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Northside Festival 2015 Preview Guide

Using the multi-venue model to spread musicians, films, art, and “innovation” throughout Brookyln, one might argue that Northside Festival is one of the most exciting festivals currently running in the United States. As it expands every year, it has yet to compromise its musical lineup and is absolutely diving into fascinating interdisciplinary territories. This quick-look guide and playlist offer you a glimpse into the best catches of the weekend, in the humble opinions of our NYC writers.

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TOP POPS! Seance Crasher (Music Video Premiere), Michael Rault, Daniel Rafn

TOP POPS! Featuring a music video premiere for Portland’s Seance Crasher (Kevin and Daniel Rafn) and singer-songwriter Michael Rault.

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TOP POPS! Lost Lander (Track Premiere), Royal Canoe, Gacha

TOP POPS! column featuring top pop tracks, where Portland indie rock outfit Lost Lander gets remixed by Royal Canoe and Gacha gets all New Age.

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