I spoke with UMI about her latest single, River, scooters and friendship, and the intersection of music and politics.
“Don’t expect a Care II. If anything sounds like what I’ve already made I throw it out. If I’m not progressing there’s no point of releasing another album.”
Zack Brooks and Bobby Bier, who have been creating music together for the past eight years, are turning heads with the release of their newest EP “sadboi.” Brooks, the San Diego native who currently resides in Berkeley, California, has been involved with music for the past sixteen years and has been named an official California Arts Scholar at CalArts through their CSSSA program. Bier, an established producer through his ‘Bier Music,’ enterprise has worked with artists of genres ranging from R&B to Reggaeton. The two have come together in this first collaborative four-track release in order to portray the different stages and struggles of a long-term relationship.
Upon first listen, Aira caught my attention with her sweet voice and catchy beats, and she is sure to do the same to you. Listen to her sing about things we have all experienced, while somehow making them sound fresh and new. Read on to hear about how she got started, her biggest inspirations, and appreciating the little things.
The San Diego based band, Cardboard Boxer, released their latest single earlier this week. “Must Be You” is a raw, but fluid track that reflects the band’s alternative punk rock sound.
The Amsterdam based group, “Feng Suave” have been quickly making a name for themselves and their psych pop/soul music. In this interview we talked about politics, the story behind Noche Oscura, karaoke, and so much more. I first came upon their music in the middle of one of my classes, and let me just say I melted in my seat. The soulful vocals and smooth bass line stole my heart from the first seconds, and I know it will do the same for you. Keep reading to learn more about this iconic duo and the magic they make.
The EP, “Gossamer,” by Fashion Jackson, (known as the brilliant four member band from Ocean Beach) has a unique mix of tracks that vary from electronic, R&B, and garage punk, to acoustic/indie rock. Each track is different to the other, all while creating this genius fluidity to the release when listening from start to finish.
For an album called “STOP The Space Age,“ these songs couldn’t seem to take you further out of the atmosphere. Each one carries a specific & futuristic angle that pushes the audience to stay attentive to every second of swirling vocals and electrifying guitar riffs. The boys of Buddha Trixie seem to have outdone themselves with this one.