This is a very good pop record. Opening track "Ablaze" sets the tone with euphoric synths and 'ah's, getting you moving right from the start. Nitpicking, but this extended intro (the vocals don't come in until 0:51) leaves one hoping for a single edit that will get us to the dreamy sway of the verse that much quicker.
"I've got friends and I've got family/I got help from all the people who love me."
The latest branch at least somewhat rooted in the Broken Social Scene tree comes via vocalist Lisa Lobsinger's new project, Laser. The trio, which also features Paul Pfisterer and Martin Davis Kinack, surrounds Lobsinger's exquisite vocal with instrumentation both synthetic and real.
2014 Artist Survey: Chromeo
David Macklovitch on the Question He's Tired of Answering, Racism in America, Uplifting Fan Interactions, and the One Who Got Away
Feb 09, 2015 Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent
For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.
The Wimmen's Comix Collective came together in the early 1970s when the best-known underground comics were by male artists. Initially called It Ain't Me Babe Comix, Wimmen's Comix was one of the first produced by all females, and Complete gives a clear view of their sense of creative freedom.
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In NFL Confidential, an anonymous lineman presents his humorous behind-the-scenes look at the National Football League.