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“Empty Room (feat. Yuna)” - Big Wild

“Empty Room (feat. Yuna)” - Big Wild

Sounds Like:

ODESZA on the beach; an electronic dance jam you don’t feel guilty listening to.

Why you should care:

Jackson Stell, producer and DJ behind the groovy, electronic dance project Big Wild, dropped the second single off his upcoming EP Invincible yesterday and it promises to make waves.


Spain @ Jammin' Java - 2/2/15

Spain @ Jammin' Java - 2/2/15

Shoegaze and slowcore, two genres that had seemed to have nearly disappeared from the musical landscape in the last decade, are making a comeback.  On the British side, recent reunions by My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Swervedriver have proven that there is still a market for slow, introspective music.  On the American side, artists such as Mark Eitzel and Mark Kozelek have somewhat continued in the tradition of their old bands (American Music Club and Red House Painters, respectively), but have taken on more of a singer-songwriter style in their more recent projects. Spain, a band from Los Angeles whose original career spanned three albums released between 1995 and 2001, may not have been as well known (despite their song “Spiritual” being covered by no less than Johnny Cash), but amongst fans of the genre they were no less beloved.  Led by Josh Haden, son of the late great jazz bassist Charlie Haden, Spain melded elements of slowcore with jazz, blues, and Americana to form their own unique take on the genre.


Episode 65: Greg Edwards of Failure

Episode 65: Greg Edwards of Failure

After nearly two decades, space rock cult giants Failure have emerged from their catacombs and into the daylight to kick off 2014 with a big bang. Now touring as a power trio, Kelli Scott, Greg Edwards and Ken Andrews have been traversing the country to treat their devoted fans to textured sounds and fantastic sets with sides of fun filmic inspiration. Before taking us on that ride -- and what a ride it was! -- our own Roddy Rasti caught up backstage with Greg, who was kind enough to chat with us about cat allergies, the early days, fretless bass, head-space, and what's on the horizon.