Tag Archives: downtempo

Jenna Lotti
Premiere: Fame Haunts Jenna Lotti in Her New Single “Hollywood”

The new single from Jenna Lotti, premiering today, is a perfect example of expectations versus reality. It feels similar to the Nicolas Winding Refn film, The Neon Demon: ethereal production clouds the story of a rising star. Shortly after Lotti wrote it, she herself would move here from Boston; in spite of that, “Hollywood” doesn’t […]

Zoe Elaine |
Beacon band
Featured Interview: Beacon discuss their process and how playing live has affected their sound

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gosset are on tour again with Beacon. On the release of their newest EP L1 the duo have been trying new things and designing new live arrangements to take on the road. When I speak to them over the phone on Friday, they are gearing up for their show in Seattle and […]

Ziv Biton |
fka twigs
FKA Twigs envelopes the Regent with a seductive wizardry of harmony and movement

“How can you separate the dancer from the dance?” –William Butler Yeats This pretentious tidbit of critical theory was all I could think of after seeing FKA Twigs’ national television debut on Jimmy Fallon. In that showcase, she balanced the spontaneity of performance with something resembling witchcraft. Her set up was risky; a wind tunnel […]

Sandra B. Olinger |
Hot Band Alert: Keep Shelly in Athens – New Single & EP “Our Own Dream”

Radiating all the sonic bliss that you would expect from a proper down-tempo, ambient ensemble, Keep Shelly in Athens (KSiA) are a magnetic duo out of Greece that you should probably keep your eye on. Rich in cosmic loops and textures that sound out of this world, KSiA are even more enchanting with the alluring vocals of Sarah. […]

Sandra B. Olinger |