Weaving dream pop, trip hop and baroque pop into a style of American dream-skewering art pop all her own, Lana Del Rey’s conceptually cohesive (and occasionally controversial) career is already chock full of gems. Listen with Spotify or YouTube below.
“And that’s called … sad.” Nobody does melodrama quite like the Shangri-Las. Everyone’s crying, or dying, or estranged, or all of the above all at the same time. Meet these influential purveyors of ’60s teen tragedy. Listen with Spotify or YouTube below.
You may have heard their song “Quicksand” on the season three premiere of Grey’s Anatomy or seen their video “Say” on Fuse’s IMX. You may have caught them on tour with Zwan, Switchfoot or Yellowcard. But if it just so happens that you’ve never been properly introduced to this talented trio, it’s about time you discovered Chicago’s Sleeping at Last. Having caught Billy Corgan’s attention with their 2000 release Capture, which is now available to download for free on their website, the band has since released 2003’s Ghosts and 2006’s Keep No Score. Now with a live DVD on the horizon, the politest people on the planet spared a few minutes to answer our questions. Enjoy!
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Before she was starring in the NBC television show “This Is Us” or voicing Rapunzel in Disney’s animated hit Tangled, Mandy Moore was best known for TRL-propelled teen pop tracks like “Candy” and “Crush.” Following a trio of bubblegum releases in the early 2000s, Moore changed course. She covered Cat Stevens, XTC, and Elton John on the excellent Coverage, then collaborated with The Weepies, Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata, and Chantal Kreviazuk on Wild Hope, her first outing as a singer/songwriter. Her most recent full-length release, 2009’s Amanda Leigh, pushed her further into a folk pop direction via inspiration from Todd Rundgren, Joni Mitchell, and Paul McCartney. Get acquainted with the best of her overlooked and underappreciated discography. Listen with Spotify or YouTube below.
Get hooked on the fantastical pop rock of Eisley. Listen with Spotify or YouTube below.