Best of Exposure: August 18-21
Charlie XCX- Break the Rules
You may know her as the collaborator and writer of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” You may even know her from her own song, “Boom Clap”… but now you get to know her as an alt artist. Thoughts?
Come to Light – Arkells
They’re named after the street they grew up and practiced music on in Canada! Isn’t that how you find your stripper name? First pet name + street name? Proud to say I would be Emma West… mysterious
Marco Benvento- At The Show
Go see him “At The Show” when he plays the Columbus Theatre on October 4th!
Angel Olsen- Forgiven/Forgotten
When Hamilton Leithauser was in studio, I asked him what new music he’s been listening to. This was the track that he said! Check the interview HERE!
Broncho- Class Historian
Does this sound like the beginning of Spoon’s “Do You” to you too?
Ages & Ages- Divisionary
I saw them perform this at a small scale show during Newport Folk. The lead singer was on stage and the rest of the band started singing from the audience where they were waiting unbeknownst to the rest of us. I’ve never in my life felt more like I was living in a Disney musical.
White Arrows- We Can’t Ever Die
Boasting remix collaborations with the like of Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and the Local Natives, we should all be excited for their sophomore album, In Bardo. Set to be released this September!
Twin Peaks – Flavor
The lyrics are “Flavor your heart and your soul.” The album is called Wild Onion. I wonder what kind of person someone with a wild-onion flavored soul would be…
Desert Noises- Out of My Head
I found Desert Noises’ stage at Lollapalooza by chance. I had practically no prior exposure to them beforehand, but I was completely blown away. They gave such a great show, looked entirely stoked to be there, and sounded fantastic. Stamp of approval: Earned!
The New Pornographers- War on the East Coast
Their first album in four years comes out in four days! Band leader, A.C. Newman, had this to say about the album, “After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that.” We’re stoked to hear what that sounds like.
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