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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been pulled back and the fraud exposed. In reality, tigers are bad for horses. This should


Nervous Records is bringing the heat once again with their recent release this past Sunday. “Seconds” is a soulful-house groover from Canadian producer Veev that brings some jazzy influences to the table. The main melody of this track comes from a trumpet, the bassline from what sounds like an upright bass, and the percussion brings the bongos. The organic and worldly feel of “Seconds” is sure to go off just about


Since its inception in June of 2013, the PC Music label has divided listeners and critics alike. In the beginning, they were the up and coming favorite of most indie music publications, but as the think-pieces came and went, they seemed to fall out of favor. It’s an odd shift considering the label has snowballed in the same direction ever since the first release. Through strategic partnerships with DISmagazine, Rinse FM,


For a melancholic mood, I’ve been listening repeatedly to this achingly beautiful piece, “Maasai.” This is the debut single from the Portuguese, one-woman band, Surma. One can anticipate haunting vocals, shimmering guitars, experimental percussion and a downtempo vibe. Her vocals are reminiscent of Björk and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. According to her label, Omnichord Records, her debut EP will be released in November 2016. In the meantime, check out the music video for “Maasai,” directed by Eduardo Brito.


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I believe in the ripple effect. Good deeds – however small – ripple outwards, spreading positivity in their wake. By sharing Cadence Kid’s lighthearted indie-pop summer jam, “Hold On Me,”  I hope to spread the song’s good vibes. Cadence Kid demonstrates compositional brilliance with “Hold On Me.” The song features tuneful melodies, beautiful pads and vocals, purposeful harmonies, and a sound song structure. With the right promotion, I expect “Hold