Jake Abramson’s ‘Caution Tape’ Is Bruising, Militaristic Electronic Music

Jake Abramson’s ‘Caution Tape’ is some hard-hitting, rock-oriented electronic music from this solo artist. There’s an overwhelming, deeply industrial sense of darkness on here that’s served well by the track’s rock format and computerized instrumentation. Abramson’s tense, smoldering vocals paint a very clear lyrical picture. Under that, the rumbling synths give the piece a militaristic, march-like aesthetic. This is furthered by the lumbering, often percussive … Continue reading Jake Abramson’s ‘Caution Tape’ Is Bruising, Militaristic Electronic Music

Thrill You Kill You’s ‘Riding On Your Misery’ Is Fuzzy Indie Pop with a Sad, Irreverent Tone

Thrill You Kill You’s ‘Riding On Your Misery’ is fuzzy indie pop with an irreverent, punky point of view. Fei-Fei, the mind behind this project, said, “‘Riding On Your Misery’ is a fuck-you to everyone who said I wasn’t good enough.” The individualistic, one-woman approach on here really comes through. This really does feel like the embodiment of a single person’s vision. The consistent, pumping … Continue reading Thrill You Kill You’s ‘Riding On Your Misery’ Is Fuzzy Indie Pop with a Sad, Irreverent Tone

‘General Airborne’ by Standard Legal Is DAW-Based Dream Pop

Standard Legal’s ‘General Airborne’ is sleepy, shoegaze-influenced dream pop straight out of Los Angeles. This song off the new album Mercury is “composed primarily of Apple loops.” It blends together, “strands of outsider-pop, EDM, garage punk, UK dubstep, psychedelia, and who knows what else.” “It is lyrically tied together by a fascination with violence and uncertainty,” the artist says, “albeit refusing to take sides.” This unique, … Continue reading ‘General Airborne’ by Standard Legal Is DAW-Based Dream Pop

Melting Order’s ‘Walk Slow’ Channels Daft Punk with Something New

Melting Order’s ‘Walk Slow’ is a well-written, unique electronic composition. This “Italian artist and music producer based in Boston” clearly knows what he’s doing. ‘Walk Slow’ starts with some panned whirring noises and some choice beeps and boops. When the vocals come in, the track really starts to take shape. A little less than a minute in, it implodes into a bouncy, synth-oriented yet laid-back … Continue reading Melting Order’s ‘Walk Slow’ Channels Daft Punk with Something New

Rayvin Moon’s ‘Lazy Sad Jesus’ Is Anything But Lazy

Rayvin Moon’s ‘Lazy Sad Jesus’ is some wobbly, angst-fueled indie pop. She said the song “explores the concept of having faith in what we believe is our soul’s destiny and relying on our own flesh and blood to lead us to opulence of the mind and spirit.” Although autotune often render tracks unlistenable, here, it has a distinct stylistic purpose. Also, it’s done in a … Continue reading Rayvin Moon’s ‘Lazy Sad Jesus’ Is Anything But Lazy

Johnny Frank’s ‘Lysergic’ Is Really Trippy

‘Lysergic’, the new Johnny Frank tune, is some erratic, trippy psychedelic rock. This song about LSD features whirring, mechanical samples, chugging guitars and vocals with tons of personality. The unpredictable, genre-bending nature of ‘Lysergic’ makes it a blast to listen to. It could serve as a hype track, but Frank’s engaging lyrical content adds another layer of intrigue that could go unnoticed at first listen. … Continue reading Johnny Frank’s ‘Lysergic’ Is Really Trippy

Dü’s ‘So Sweet’ Will Make You Want to Dü the Dü

Dü’s new track, ‘So Sweet’, is some dejected, low-key alternative rap. The track is defined by the dual vocal approach. Singer Celia Bolgatz’s sweet, soulful crooning contrasts and compliments rapper Matt Hall’s throaty, mumbled bars. The beat is jumpy and kind of squeaky, differentiating Dü from most of its rhythmically homogenous contemporaries. The little bass accents that found there way into the track do a lot … Continue reading Dü’s ‘So Sweet’ Will Make You Want to Dü the Dü

FAV FIVE – Our Favorite Indie Tracks of The Day 2/16/18

Niko & L Raquel released their new album today Libra Gemini. It’s an awesome pop/hip-hop Bay Area collaboration between the two artists. 1. Niko, L Raquel – Monogamy (Debut Release) 2. Teezy TOO Dope – New Thangs 3. Lisa Heller – Light the Fire 4. Cabinet – Treat Me so Bad 5. Legs – High Time Submit your song at rtpmusicblog@gmail.com Thanks for all your … Continue reading FAV FIVE – Our Favorite Indie Tracks of The Day 2/16/18

Arik Dov records album in just 6 hours

Arik Dov is an indie folk singer-songwriter from San Francisco, California who recently visited Munich to record and mix a record in less than 6 hours. The record is called “Sorry Not For Speaking.” It’s absolutely amazing that this incredibly beautiful record was recorded and mixed in just 6 hours. Arik Dov is pure talent – guitar playing, lyrics, vocals, and all. “Arik Dov’s debut … Continue reading Arik Dov records album in just 6 hours

Pop Artist From The Bay Area: Jenna Lavoie

We wanted to take the time today to introduce our readers to an upcoming artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her name is Jenna Lavoie and she writes beautifully catchy pop songs on a ukulele. We recommend giving the song “You Were The One” a listen on band camp. Her ukulele skills are simple but her voice is just beautiful! Jenna has been performing … Continue reading Pop Artist From The Bay Area: Jenna Lavoie