Gnash Shows Immense Potential on EP ‘us’


gnash • us (EP) • :): • Release Date: 3.25.16 Sometimes the coolest musicians and artists are those that are up and coming or under the radar.  That’s the case with alternative (or simply hard to categorize) artist/producer gnash.  Gnash is by no means a household name, but the Californian is definitely one to watch. …

Review: Rorschack featuring T.O.N.E.-z, Handcuffs


 Rorschack featuring T.O.N.E.-z • Handcuffs • MalLabel • Release Date: March 3, 2015 What happens when a Los Angeles producer (Rorschack) pairs with an Emmy-nominated rapper (T.O.N.E.-z)? The answer is sheer magic of course – what did you think, chaos?   Rarely it seems the worlds of hip-hop and EDM collide, at least stateside, but perhaps…

Review: Tyler Carter, Leave Your Love EP


Tyler Carter captures issues of the heart (and pants) magnificently well on the captivating Leave Your Love EP.  Tyler Carter • Leave Your Love EP • Rise • US Release Date: January 15, 2015 So, how exactly does one go from being a member of a metalcore band (Issues) and beginning a solo career as…

Review: Troye Sivan, ‘TRXYE’


Troye Sivan • TRXYE – EP • EMI • Release Date: August 15, 2014 There are few 19-year old artists that can blow listeners away. That said, the multi-talented Troye Sivan just might be the one. Sivan’s off-cycle EP release, TRXYE was released Friday, August 15, throughout the world. With EPs ‘testing the waters’ for…

Review: Austin Mahone, ‘The Secret (EP)’


The Secret proves to be an enjoyable and sound introduction to Austin Mahone Austin Mahone • The Secret (EP) • Chase/Cash Money • US Release Date: May 27, 2014 Maturity seems to be a portion of formula that burgeoning pop singer Austin Mahone is opting for in both his career and on his debut EP,…

Review: M&O, ‘Almost Us’


M&O isn’t a household name, but perhaps the duo should be M&O • Almost Us • US Release Date: April 3, 2014 In an age where many of us music listeners are searching for the next ‘big-thing’ – aka the next breakout artist/band – too often WE think ‘too big’ and end up missing out…

Review: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever’


Luke Bryan’s Spring Break series rolls right along…for a sixth time Luke Bryan • Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever • Capitol Nashville • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 Spring break is a rite of passage of sorts for many college-aged kids.  The ever youthful Luke Bryan, however, continues to place himself back in his…

Review: Mary Lambert, ‘Welcome To The Age of My Body’ (EP)


Empowerment Is On Mary Lambert’s Mind on Debut EP  Mary Lambert • Welcome To The Age Of My Body • Capitol • US Release Date: December 17, 2013 / February 4, 2014 (physical) Singer/Songwriter Mary Lambert is best associated at this point in her career with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for her work on Grammy-nominated…