Balue: Paradoxical Intention

Eli Thomas who makes music under the name Balue is one of the standout bedroom artists of this year.  Residing in Denver, CO he is a one-man hit factory – creating a vivid, surfy summer dream-inspired collection of songs. As … read more


Shhh…don’t tell anyone: Eli Thomas is not from the coast.  From listening to Worry Toobs, his lo-fi surf offering under the name Balue,  you’d never know that he hails from Denver.  His leisurely distorted guitar and sunset sweet lyrics perfectly capture the essence … read more

Firstly came across this on Mashkulture:Hush Hush – Sex Party (Music Video) from High5Collective on Vimeo.Then not only got intrigued by the visual but also the audio which happens to be the band Hush Hush. Hush Hush evolved out of … read more

Getting fired up for Pacific Fest? Here is a mix to get you even more fired up.listen to it here: Pacific Festival 2011 Mixtape by Them Jeans by pacificfestival download it here.And here is the tracklist:pacific-festival-2011-mix-byTags: the jeans pacific … read more

Wise Blood is the project of Chris Laufman, originally from Pittsburgh and now living in New York.  His music is broken electro-gospel pop full of samples and layers that you’ll need headphones to fully appreciate.  Although somewhat obscure upon first listen, … read more

White Life is the Baltimore, Maryland based band of Jonathan Ehrens and sister Emily Ehrens along with Andrew Bernstein (Dan Deacon ensemble), Dave Fell, Grayson Brown, and production collaboration and back-up vocals from Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak).  Their self-titled LP … read more

Doctrine is a synth-pop/new wave group made up of Douglas Donovan and Holden Brahms.  Their first release, Leavers’ Do, is a five track throwback synth and bass laden EP that is fairly ambient and absent of focused vocals.  The first track, … read more

Paris breeds funky shit. A serious rebirth of something that is so ancient and something new and forward mashed together into a mind twisting carnival of pop house meets classical orchestra. With tones that hit and sound like slivers of … read more

Forget breakfast in bed.  If you’ve never eaten breakfast in fur you obviously don’t know what you’re doing.  Breakfast in Fur is an experimental folk-pop omelette that is chock full of intricately layered percussion and cooked to timely perfection with … read more