Beautiful Danish neo-folk singer CallmeKat (nee Katrine Ottosen) is probably best known here for her brilliant cover of “Love Cats” on the 2008 Cure tribute album Perfect As Cats. But her recent SXSW performance turned many heads and stole as many hearts. Her winsome song stylings have all the cool Euro melancholia of a Carla Bruni, yet with sort the raw soul-baring that might recall Joni M... Read More > Drake – Too Much (Unlikely Futures Rework)  Electronic Trio “Unlikely Futures” have fashioned one of the best Drake remixes circulating at the moment, working in standard trap beats and pacifying female vocals to alter the track’s entire tone. The Hood Internet – Ignition (1901 Remix) (R. Kelly vs. Phoenix)  When ... Read More >

Premiere: VEDAS – Exhume EP

Music | By. Katie Chow | April 14, 2014

Less than a year after their inception, VEDAS have arrived at the release of their debut EP, Exhume. Formed last summer in Washington, D.C., the duo of Alex Lee and Andrew Monborne makes music that's atmospheric, Air-y, and gently uplifting. The classically-trained Lee uses his falsetto voice as an instrument of its own, complemented by swelling synths and compellingly textured percussion. I don't... Read More > Lana Del Rey – West Coast After performing the song yesterday at Coachella—which apparently went much better than her live performance on SNL—LDR released “West Coast” for everyone to hear.  This track is unlike the slow-mo disco heard in the recently leaked, “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight,” and more characteristically atmospheric and fluid.   h... Read More >

MONDAY, APRIL 14. NYC: Summer Camp Mercury Lounge, 6:30pm, $10 Cloud Nothings, Ryley Walker Bowery Ballroom, 8pm, $17 Flume, The Chainsmokers Highline Ballroom TUESDAY, APRIL 15. NYC: Horse Thief, Snowmine Baby's All Right, 10pm, $10 Daniel Rossen, William Tyler Music Hall Of Williamsburg, 8pm, $20 Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche Town Hall, 8pm, $35-85 L... Read More >

Home stretch, y’all. Arcade Fire get the honors of triumphantly closing out the weekend, as they are apparently somehow bigger than Beck, who may be second on the bill, but is still no loser. Your boo’s favorite place to smush is probably at the Neutral Milk Hotel, and many feelings will be felt. If this was five years ago, Calvin Harris would be a top choice for dance acts on this day, but D... Read More >

Bring Some Exotica Into Your Weekend

Music | By. Hillary Weston | April 11, 2014

It’s finally Friday, which means as the work day draws to a close, cocktail hour approaches and its truly time to slip into something more comfortable and imbibe and indulge in the weekend. Of course there’s the latest tunes for you to enjoy while you’re out dancing or staring longing from crowed bar corners, but why not spend some time mixing up something sweet and listening to the smooth e... Read More >

Image: Bridget Bardot enjoying some tunes. Real Magic – Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover) Denver native “Real Magic” (Drew Englander) recreates a classic in this chill-wave cover. While the musical alterations are subtle, Englander’s version adds an exciting freshness to Robyn’s anthem of solitude and longing. Lil Jon &... Read More >

FRIDAY SET TIMES: Dum Dum Girls – 2:30pm to 3:15pm (Outdoor Theatre) Jagwar Ma – 3:20pm – 4:10pm  (Gobi) HAIM – 4:55 to 5:45 (Outdoor Theater) Ellie Goulding – 6:40pm to 7:30pm (Coachella Stage) Nicolas Jaar – 7:30 to 8:45pm (Yuma) Flume – 9:30pm to 10:20pm (Gobi) the Knife – 10:30pm (Outdoor Theatre) OutKast – 11:30pm (Coachella Stage) OutKast is headlinin... Read More >

Chlöe Howl is already a sensation in her native Britain, and now she’s got her sights set on the US. Signed to Sony at 16 years old, she’s part of the new generation of rising teen pop stars making the rest of us question our work ethics. On the title track of her new Rumour EP, she introduces herself to America with a refreshing honesty, leading off the chorus with the eternal statement, “... Read More >