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: Bleachers (Jack Antonoff) Delivers on ‘Strange Desire’


Bleachers • Strange Desire • RCA • US Release Date: July 15, 2014  “I didn’t know I was lonely, ‘til I saw your face.” With alt-pop band Fun. working on a new material, member Jack Antonoff releases his side project, Bleachers.  Where Nate Ruess serves as the front man of Fun., Antonoff handles those duties…

Numbers: February 11 – February 15, 2013


Numbers examines notable numbers (money, sales, percentages, stats, studio album numbers, etc.) within the music industry over the past week. __________________________ 7,000,000 The number of copies Gotye‘s two-time Grammy winning song “Somebody That I Used To Know” has sold since January 2012 according to billboard.com  6,200,000 The number of copies Song of the Year winner Fun.‘s “We Are Young” has sold as…

Chart Moves: Groban, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grammys Impact


Josh Groban Bows At No. 1 Josh Groban, who looks as if he’d be boring, particularly since he is a classical-crossover artist, just ignited the Billboard 200 with All That Echoes which debuts at no. 1.  This should be shocking to all… NOT.  Groban didn’t put up the most stellar numbers, but in 2013 no one will chastise 145,000…

55th Grammy Awards Reaction – The Triumphs and Fails


First and foremost, I am rarely happy with the results of the Grammys.  I think some of the winners are underserving while some losers have the right to feel as if they’ve been snubbed. As expected, the 55th Grammy Awards wasn’t short of its idiosyncrasies.  I’m not going to go into the performances, though I do plan to discuss…

Predicting The Grammy Nominees…Best New Artist Possibilities


This wouldn’t surprise me as far as the field of five Grammy nominees for Best New Artist: Frank Ocean (R&B) Justification: the new alternative soul movement; cult-like following to propel channel Orange to no. 2 Carly Rae Jepsen (Pop) Justification: “Call Me Maybe” Gotye(Alternative/Pop) Justification: “Somebody That I Used To Know” fun. (Alternative/Pop) Justification: It’s…