Over her almost 40 year musical career, Björk herself has tried (and done) almost everything. Her records range from the maximal to the minimal, from the grand, art-pop menagerie that was Post, to the stripped down, all-vocal Medulla, to the subtle, organic electronics on Biophilia. And what’s truly remarkable is not only that she’s done so much and done it with such precision, clarity, and raw emotion, but how exactly she’s made this happen over the years. The answer, to my mind, lies in the fact that her need to venture into new territory doesn’t stop at the music that comes out on her major releases.
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James Taylor, Steven Tyler, the Pixies…
Over the years, the city of Boston has given us some iconic figures in entertainment; today we have the pleasure of introducing you to yet another. If you can for a moment, imagine if Jamiroquai and Steely Dan had a musical love child – well in our minds, the results would be Harry Jay Smith and the Bling.
We’re extremely proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Harry Jay Smith, who fronts this band on the rise, as he gets ready to blast off on a summer tour through the Northeast. Their debut EP, Truth, reached #1 on the Bandcamp neo-soul chart, as well as #3 on the r&b & soul charts within 5 hours of its release!!
by Tyler Hayes
Everyday there’s a new service, a new site, something remixing two different things to be the thing of a different thing. What is Instagram? It’s the Twitter of pictures. What is Hulu? It’s the Netflix of TV. You get the idea. Everyday there’s a new music service that threatens to be the savior of the industry. The service that, with just enough users, could change everything. Too often though, promises are made only to be broken later. So, which music service are worth getting excited about, which ones may actually change things? The results may surprise you.
Every once in a while a form of media comes along that introduces a younger generation to older music that they might have never paid attention to otherwise. Right now, whether you like it or not, that form of media is Glee.
If you don’t believe me, take this example. When Girl Talk’s All Day came out last year, I explained to a friend that the man behind the album was a mashup artist. Her response? “Ohhh mash-ups? Like from the show Glee?”
As much as I enjoy listening to my favorite albums over and over again, I get a different feeling from discovering new music. It’s a little similar to finding a great new restaurant. There’s a risk involved in trying out something new, whether it be a new dish from the menu or a new song from an unknown band. However, if the product is great, the reward is very gratifying.
One would think that at this day and age discovering quality new music should be very simple. There are tons of websites for music. From Myspace, to Unsigned.com, to Pandora and Last.fm. But the reality is different. It is really hard to find new music gems.