Category: Synth-Pop

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Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 3/13/13

 (photo by Andrew Collins) This week’s episode of Bestest Songs is dedicated to one of my literary heroines, Wendy Roby, who wrote her last singles column this past Monday after four years of highlighting.  I’ve mentioned her a few times before in this feature’s short run, always borrowing a song or...

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Small Black: “Free At Dawn”

If you’re a proper human, you enjoy the occasional breeze through your hair/sun in your eyes.  If we get neither, we get all seasonally disaffected and needy for some UV, so it’s only (literally) natural.  Small Black have just announced a new record, all ready to be placed in a...

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TWJ Interviews: Tristen

Before I saw her live, I had fallen for Tristen‘s 2011 album Charlatans at the Garden Gate for its earnest storytelling and melodic twang that showed the 29-year old Nashville transplant had strong songwriting chops. But when I witnessed her singing in person — heard her thoroughly impressive voice emerge...

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Youngblood Hawke: “We Come Running”

Faced with starting over, Simon Katz and Sam Martin figured it made sense to start big. Former founding members of the successful LA-based band Iglu & Hartly (which disbanded in 2010), the pair made the decision to just start writing, sans a blueprint for what — if anything — would...