Junip, Walking Lightly – an Interview with José González
It took more than a decade for Junip to garner widespread attention in the indie music scene, but time and patience have paid off. In case the name is new to you, the three-piece Swedish outfit is composed of percussionist [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Bo Hansson, Don Alsterberg, Elias Araya, Fields, Hannele Fernström, Interviews, Jan Johansson, Johanna Hedborg, José González, Junip, music, Sweden, The Wild Magazine, Tobias Winterkorn
Kendrick Lamar / Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
Along with the phenomenal “Swimming Pools (Drank),” Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” was one of the standout tracks from his critically acclaimed debut album, Good Kid M.A.A.D City. The track has received praise from fans, critics, fellow musicians, [...]Tags: acclaimed, Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe, church, dope, Good Kid M.A.A.D City, Hip-Hop, Joseph Johnson, Kendrick Lamar, music, rapper, review, The Wild Magazine, video.
WILD Profile: Neon Neon, Unplugged
Who: Bryan Hollon aka Boom Bip of Neon Neon Where he was born: Lima, Ohio Where he lives now: Los Angeles, CA What he does: producer and recording artist What he’s been up to lately: Deep into a theatre production [...]Tags: Boom Bip, Bryan Hollon, music, Neon Neon, The Wild Magazine, WILD PROFILES
London Grammar / Wasting My Young Years
If you were to close your eyes and let the imagery of “Wasting My Young Years” take shape inside your mind, the hypnagogic debut video from London Grammar might be be a close match. There is something inconsolable about that [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Electronica, Gary Jules, London Grammar, Mad World, music, music videos, The Wild Magazine, UK, video.
Moko / Hand on Heart
London-based Moko is back in black and white for her second clip for the cut, “Hand on Heart.” Fans of Lulu James will be in love with Moko and her finely produced U.K. electronica beats matched with an utterly classic [...]Tags: barber shop, Blaine Skrainka, electornica, fade, Moko, music, music videos, R&B, The Wild Magazine, UK
My Night With the Mysterious Swaai Boys
An essential component of performance preparation for the Swaai Boys is procuring just the right amount of plants to decorate the stage and later flourish in the studio. Before its show last month at Williamsburg’s Public Assembly, the surf rock [...]Tags: Beach Boys, Brooklyn, Indiana Jones, Marielle Mondon, music, Paul Simon, Safari, Swaai Boys, The Wild Magazine
Lorde / Royals
New Zealand pop voice Lorde first crossed our radar indirectly with the awesome FFFRRANNNO remix of her single “Bravado,” and now we have her first official video to share with you. The Joel Kefali-directed clip for “Royals,” shot back home [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Lorde, music, music videos, New Zealand, The Wild Magazine
An Interview with Dark Soul-Dream Pop Singer, Chrysta Bell
Chrysta Bell is a seasoned musician who recently had the rare and auspicious opportunity to work with film legend David Lynch for her new album, This Train. I had a chance to have a long conversation with Chrysta about her musical [...]Tags: Chysta Bell, David Lynch, Interviews, Jordannah Elizabeth, music, The Wild Magazine
Ashaloo Jewelry Pops On Stage and Off
Asha Maddali sits at her desk draping a chain around a canvas head form. She whips a tape measure from around her neck, measures one chain and snips off the excess. She lifts up the half-finished brass and copper headpiece and [...]Tags: Anna Cooperberg, Asha Maddali, Ashaloo, Concerts, designer, Foreign Archives, handmade, headpieces, Jewelry, Lower East Side, made in ny, music, Music Festivals, New York, SXSW, The Wild Magazine
The Stepkids / Suit and Tie
Justin Timberlake made his return to the world of music with one of 2013’s biggest songs to date. “Suit & Tie” features Timberlake’s ravishing vocals, some saucy lyrics and a verse from the indomitable Jay-Z. It is pretty much R&B/pop [...]Tags: (RED), confined, cover, Jay-Z, Jazz, Joseph Johnson, Justin Timberlake, lounge, music, pop, R&B, Rap, review, singer, songwriters, Stones Throw, The National, The Stepkids, The Wild Magazine, trio, video.
Live Shots: Little Boots + Avan Lava + Feathers
“I’ve decided it’s better to try and get it wrong than not try at all,” said Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, onstage at Music Hall of Williamsburg. “That’s my new motto.” The U.K. dance-pop artist celebrated the long-awaited release of [...]Tags: Avan Lava, Feathers, Katie Chow, Little Boots, Live Shots, music, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Nocturnes, The Wild Magazine, Victoria Hesketh
The National / Sea of Love
No, that’s not Peter Dinklage, it’s just a really cool little kid rocking out with none other than The National. The band teamed with director Sophia Peer as they stuffed into a closet to pay homage to the hilarious claustrophobic [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Indie, indie rock, music, music videos, Sea of Love, The National, The Wild Magazine, Zvuki Mu
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Review
It won’t be the best soundtracks you’ve ever heard, but a few tracks from Gatsby will make it to your playlist. Director Baz Luhrmann once again churns a soundtrack that surprises. It’s breath-heavy, sinful and cringe-worthy at the same time. Twelve [...]Tags: album reviews, Amy Winehouse, Andre 3000, Baz Luhrmann, Beyonce, Bryan Ferry, Emil Sandé, Film, Gayatri Kaul, Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, music, Nero, No Church in the Wild, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, The Wild Magazine, The xx
Polish trio Kamp! might seem unassuming, but their smooth synth-pop is sure to sneak up on you. The self-titled debut LP they released last year reveals a sound that’s laid back but still dancefloor-friendly, matching crisp beats with plaintive vocals. [...]Tags: Interviews, Katie Chow, Kitsuné, music, SXSW, The Wild Magazine, U5A
Twigs / How’s That
Twigs‘ ambient, almost druggy, sound is the sort that one has to be in a very particular mood to fully enjoy. If you’re not already lost in a haze of existentialism, this new clip might help you get there. The [...]Tags: Electronica, music, music videos, The Wild Magazine, trip hop, Twigs, UK
Cinco de Drinko with Beats Antique
Last weekend, Beats Antique ruled the Brooklyn Bowl stage, two nights in a row. With a semi-new album floating around, the group has certainly carved an otherworldly niche for themselves. The question now is, are they on the way to [...]Tags: Beats Antique, Brooklyn Bowl, Cinco de Mayo, Concert Reviews, music, Rula Al-Nasrawi, The Wild Magazine
An In-Depth Interview with Peter Daltrey
Peter Daltrey is a titan among men in regards to the incredible scope of his musical influence since the 1960’s with his bands Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour. This spring, Daltrey is embarking on an American tour as a Kaleidoscope featuring: [...]Tags: Asteroid #4, Austin Psych Fest, Jordannah Elizabeth, Kaleidoscope, music, Peter Daltrey, psych, psyche, psychedelia, The Wild Magazine
Baby Alpaca / Sea of Dreams
Cincinnati-native Chris Kittrell is a young musician/songwriter whose current project Baby Alpaca (with guitarrist Zach McMillan and drummer Robert Phillips) is looking to dig deep into soul pop’s purest melancholy. “Sea of Dreams” is their latest and it levitates on [...]Tags: Baby Alpaca, Chris Kittrell, Diego Martinez, music, music videos, Robert Phillips, The Wild Magazine, Zach McMillan
Listen: New Ghostpoet LP, ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’
Ghostpoet is one of those acquired tastes that won’t catch the attention of many straight off the bat. In looking for antonyms for the word catchy, I found: boring, dull, ignorable. These terms though couldn’t be further from what we [...]Tags: album previews, Blaine Skrainka, Electronica, Ghostpoet, music, R&B, Soul, UK
WILD Profile: Bowmont, Euphorian age
Who: Emil Bovbjerg & Jeremy Loucas Where they live: Brooklyn, NY What they do: Co-Producers of Bowmont / musicians. What’s on their mind today: JL – Freedom. Time travel and space voyages. EB – Being able to fly in dreams. [...]Tags: Bowmont, livia coullias blanc, music, New York
Qui: Bold Yet Unassuming
We recently had a opportunity to catch up with Qui‘s Matt Cronk to talk about the duo’s new album, eccentric tastes and touring Europe. What’s your role in the group? In Qui I play guitar, bass, and sing. How did [...]Tags: Dale Crover, David Yow, LA, Marnie Stern, Matt Cronk, Minneapolis, music, Qui, The Wild Magazine, Toshie Kasai, Xena Blair
WILD Profile: Solar Year, Adrift
Who: Solar Year Where they were born: Montreal, Canada Where they live now: Montreal / New York What they do: Make music. What they have been up to lately: Wrapping up our latest album. Working on music videos, we’re looking [...]Tags: Canada, David Ertel, Electronica, Interviews, Montreal, music, Solar Year, The Wild Magazine, WILD PROFILES
A-Trak & Tommy Trash / Tuna Melt
It is arguable that music videos had started to become a little tired and formulaic until a couple of years ago. However, with YouTube’s dominance, there has been a noticeable shift and more attention is being paid to visuals and [...]Tags: A-Trak, Australian, Canadian, dance, dj, dominoes, electronic, Joseph Johnson, kinetic art, Kinetic King, music, OK Go, Producer, Rude Goldberg, Ryan Staake, The Wild Magazine, Tim Fort, Tommy Trash, Tuna Melt, video.
Dutch Uncles / Bellio
Don’t have your scuba diving certification yet? Dutch Uncles will help tide you over (pun intended) with their new video for “Bellio.” It’s a dreamy swim across dark aquatic landscapes that serves as a simple-yet-effective complement to the track. The [...]Tags: Dutch Uncles, Katie Chow, music, music videos, The Wild Magazine, video.
LOGO / Cardiocleptomania
During a time of political transition for same-sex marriage and pervasive homophobia in athletics, French duo LOGO have made a strong statement in their latest track “Cardiocleptomania.” The clip was directed by Alice Moitié and Virgile Texier: “I feel like [...]Tags: Alice Moitié, dance, Electronica, gay, homophobia, Issac Perez Solano, Joseph Schiano Di Lombo, LGBT, LOGO, music, Neils Schenider, Politics, Social Commentary, Virgile Texier
Basement Jaxx Go WILD in a Digital Wilderness
Basement Jaxx are officially back. The British electronic music duo were heavy hitters in the late nineties/early noughties, but they’ve been a little quiet since releasing their studio album, Scars, in 2009. The video for their new single, “Back 2 [...]Tags: Animals, Basement Jaxx, colour, dance, electronic, Flowers, fresh, Joseph Johnson, music, patterns, review, The Wild Magazine, UK, vibrant, video., vivid
WILD Profile: Johanna Cranitch, Lost in a Dream
Who: Johanna Cranitch of White Prism Where she was born: Sydney, Australia Where she lives now: Brooklyn, NY What she does: I am a Singer. What she’s been up to lately: Well I’ve been writing a full length, releasing an [...]Tags: Australia, Blaine Skrainka, Brooklkyn, Glasslands, Interviews, Johanna Cranitch, music, Sydney, The Wild Magazine, White Prism, WILD PROFILES
London Grammar / Wasting My Young Years [Live]
We now have faces to place with the dreamy electro trio that brought us the celestial “Hey Now” and “Metal & Dust.” London Grammar are Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman, a group of college friends who have been “holed [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Electronica, London Grammar, music, music videos, The Wild Magazine, UK, video.
Live Shots: Jamie Lidell + Ludwig Persik + Empress Of
The last time I saw Jamie Lidell perform, the electro-soul artist had just moved to Nashville and was getting acquainted with his new city at a tiny venue accurately called The Basement. It was about a year after the release [...]Tags: Brooklyn, concert pics, Empress Of, Katie Chow, Live Shots, Ludwig Persik, music, Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC, photography, The Wild Magazine, Williamsburg
WILD Profile: Jess Mills, a Sense of Possibility
Who: Jess Mills Where she was born: In North West London Where she lives now: In East London What she does: I’m a singer and songwriter What she’s been up to lately: I’ve just got back from an amazing trip [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Daughter, electornica, Elena Tonra, Jess Mills, London, music, pop, The Wild Magazine, UK, Warner Chappell, WILD PROFILES
Haerts / Wings
An indie pop gem with a throwback feel and a Super 8-shot video to accompany; would you hate me if I called Haerts’ “Wings” hipster catnip? I mean it endearingly–promise. This New York-based quintet hails from all over the place: [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Emily Kai Bock, Haerts, hipster, music, music videos, pop, Rock, The Wild Magazine, video.
For a band from Glasgow, garage rockers PAWS sound surprisingly sunny. Following the release of their debut album Cokefloat! last year, the trio has been steadily buzzing, and it’s no surprise. True to its name, it’s a record that slides [...]Tags: ATX, Denmark, Interviews, Katie Chow, music, Paws, SXSW, The Wild Magazine, U5A
Sylvie Simmons Has Stories
Down into the cavernous Chez Andre within The Standard East Village, deep red lights flooded a room usually reserved for rowdy behavior. This early evening, however, was more tame than the venue appeared, adorned with its vibrant graffiti and leather [...]Tags: Chelsea Anna Burcz, Chez Andre, I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, Journalism, Leonard Cohen, music, New York City, NYC, Rock, Sylvie Simmons, The Standard East Village, The Wild Magazine
James Blake / Overgrown
In the week that his highly-anticipated second album has finally seen the light of day, James Blake has released the video for the title track, “Overgrown,” directed by Nabil, the esteemed director who has previously worked with stars such as [...]Tags: album, dark, director, electronic, James Blake, Joseph Johnson, landscape, music, Nabil, nature, Overgrown, poetic, production, review, singer, songwriter, spirits, The Wild Magazine, UK, UK Bass, wilderness
Jay-Z Calls Out Hypocrisy of U.S. Rhetoric Towards Cuba
Always one to keep it real, Jay-Z today released a new track calling out the broken and antiquated U.S. policy towards Cuba. In the cut, produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Jay highlights the obvious, but all too often under [...]Tags: Beyonce, Blaine Skrainka, China, Cuba, Jay-Z, music, New Track, Obama, Politics, Republicans, The Wild Magazine
Mr Little Jeans / Oh Sailor
Monica Birkenes, a.k.a. Mr Little Jeans, reeled us in with her very special takes on Beyoncé and Arcade Fire, but our favorite pen name in pop — a nod to Wes Anderson’s Rushmore – has once again proven her capabilities as [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Monica Birkenes, Mr Little Jeans, music, music videos, Norway, The Wild Magazine, video.
WILD Profile: Henrik Jonzon, Nervous Nellie
Who: Henrik Jonzon of Nervous Nellie Where he was born: Chicago Where he lives now: Stockholm What he does: Musician & hotel porter What he is currently working on: Some new Nervous Nellie demos. One inspired by my dog, that’s [...]Tags: Interviews, Katie Chow, music, Nervous Nellie, Stockholm, The Wild Magazine, WILD PROFILES
MS MR / Hurricane
MS MR keep it weird and that’s just the way we like them. In anticipation of the NYC synth-duo’s debut album, Secondhand Rapture, Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow have put together another surreal noir-pop clip for the single, “Hurricane.” Chock full [...]Tags: Lizzy Plapinger, Max Hershenow, MS MR, music, music videos, The Wild Magazine, video.
WILD Profile: Float Fall, My Girl My Love
Who: Ruben Lefever & Rozanne Descheemaeker Where they were born: Ruben: Leuven, Belgium Rozanne: Asse, Belgium Where they live now: Ruben: Leuven, Belgium Rozanne: Brussels, Belgium What they do: Rozanne: Studying music (French Horn) at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Float Fall, Interviews, music, Rozanne Descheemaeker, Ruben Lefever, The Wild Magazine, WILD PROFILES
Live Shots: Haerts + Gentlemen Hall
Fresh from a successful run of shows at SXSW, Haerts fêted the official release of their debut single “Wings” at a sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery. Based in New York, the quintet brings together members from Germany, England, and [...]Tags: Brooklyn, Cameo Gallery, concert pics, Gentlemen Hall, Haerts, Katie Chow, Live Shots, music, photography, SXSW, The Wild Magazine, Williamsburg
WILD Profile: Valentina, Dark Purple
Who: Valentina Where she was born: La Spezia, Italy Where she lives now: Stoke Newington, London What she does: Write music, procrastinate, make tea, write music etc. What she’s been working on lately: Promoting my new EP Wolves, playing lots [...]Tags: Blaine Skranka, Interviews, Italy, Joni Mitchell, La Spezia, London, music, Stoke Newington, The Wild Magazine, Valentina, WILD PROFILES
Voyeurism, The James Blake Way
James Blake is back to his old chop and screw tactics with the track “Voyeur.” Reminiscent of songs from his CMYK EP, “Voyeur” features Blake’s distinctive vocals – harshly cut up and looped; progressive synth build-ups; and some quirky cow [...]Tags: 1-800 Dinosaur, animation, beats, black & white, electronic, graphics, James Blake, Joseph Johnson, music, Producer, record player, singer, The Wild Magazine, UK, UK Bass, video., Voyeur
Cat Power / Manhattan
Cat Power didn’t exactly go out on a creative limb for her latest video, “Manhattan,” but one need not go far to capture the magic of this borough. For anyone that can appreciate the beauty in the anonymity and solace [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Cat Power, Chan Marshal, Greg Hunt, Manhattan, Max Fish, music, music videos, New York City, NYC, The Wild Magazine, video.
Charles Bradley / Strictly Reserved for You
Soul dynamo Charles Bradley is one of those rare talents that’s sorely needed in this world. A man whose voice screams heartache and pain but also, hope. And the promise of such hope is the main premise behind Victim Of [...]Tags: Charles Bradley, Diego Martinez, Dunham Records, Funk, Motown, music, music videos, Soul, The Wild Magazinem, video.
Karen Marie Ørsted, aka MØ, is the latest Scandinavian synth-pop sensation to hit American shores. The Danish artist makes songs that sound ambitious, mature without being moody. Pairing her powerful voice with an energetic stage presence, she’s set for big [...]Tags: ATX, Denmark, Interviews, Katie Chow, music, MØ, SXSW, synth pop, The Wild Magazine, U5A
Stream The Knife’s New Album, ‘Shaking The Habitual’
It’s been nearly seven years, but The Knife are finally back with Shaking The Habitual, the fourth studio album from the Swedish synth pop duo. A full stream was released on their Website along with a rather strange (satirical?) comic [...]Tags: album preview, Electronica, music, Shaking the Habitual, Sweden, The Knife, The Wild Magazine
New Track: Next Collective / Marvin’s Room [Drake cover]
NEXT Collective guest trumpeter Christian aTunde Adjuah via The Fader Drake’s melancholy and introspective “Marvin’s Room” has been given a brilliant jazz treatment by our new favorite find, NEXT Collective. This ensemble of up-and-coming jazz aficionados share an ear for [...]Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Christian aTunde Adjuah, covers, Drake, Jazz, Marvin's Room, music, New Track, NEXT Collective, The Wild Magazine
WILD Profile: MNEK Keeps It Fresh
Who: MNEK Where he was born: Lewisham Where he lives now: Catford What he does: Singer/songwriter/producer/hummer What he’s currently working on: Lots of studio, lots of writing, lots of nail biting, lots of bedroom vibing. If he were a sound, [...]Tags: Black Butter Records, Blaine Skrainka, Electronica, MNEK, music, pop, Rudimental, UK, WILD PROFILES
Concorde / Summer House
Two years after their first installment, the quirky video “Candy Boy,” our favorite Parisian band Concorde have struck again. Bringing to life their dream pop anthem “Summer House” with the help of Maxime Bruneel, the boys are well on their [...]Tags: Candy Boy, Clément Froissart, concorde, electro, France, french music, Marine de la Morandiere, Maxime Bruneel, music, music videos, Paris, synth pop, The Wild Magazine, video.
Denai Moore / Gone
Last time we caught up with Denai Moore, she let us in on how intense the songwriting process can be for her. Well we need no further convincing after watching the strikingly candid debut video for “Gone,” the second single [...]Tags: acoustic, Blaine Skrainka, Denai Moore, Gone, Interviews, music, music videos, R&B, The Wild Magazine, video., WILD PROFILES