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...

Song of the Week: “Bad Girls” by Tennis

November 11, 2014

This track is off Tennis’s third studio album, Ritual in Repeat, which was just released in September of this year. What first caught my attention with this song is the sort of ’50s teen dream vibe. I feel the longing and the repressed...

Song of the Week: “Loner” by Sucré

November 4, 2014

Sucré is the solo project of Stacy DuPree King, who plays keys and is one of the main vocalists in Eisley. She’s from East Texas, which is where I spent a good chunk of my childhood. Plus, I’ve been listening to her make music for ten...