Finding Love in Scotland

February 5, 2015

In 2008, I participated in a work exchange program called BUNAC, and chose to reside in Edinburgh, Scotland. I chose Edinburgh because my best friend Erika would be studying at the University of Edinburgh, and because we adored the...

Song of the Week: “Works Like Magic” by YACHT

January 27, 2015

YACHT released a three-song EP called “Where Does This Disco” last September. “Works Like Magic” is the second track, and it’s crazy catchy, but all three songs on the EP have the electropop, dance vibe that the rest of YACHT’s work is...

Song of the Week: “Tempter” by Violents

January 13, 2015

Drums thick with hi-hat and a syncopated rhythm come in without preamble. Layered on top is an airy, distant voice singing lightly above the drums. The voice weaves in and out and up and down, creating a melody that will continue...

Song of the Week: “Toho” by Yelle

December 30, 2014

“Toho” is off Yelle’s third studio album, Complètement fou. Like a lot of American women, I shamelessly romanticize anything and everything French. I’ve studied abroad in France and lived with a host family. I like to think that gives...