Category: Artiste 5

Artiste5 authored by EZTV – Dream Collaborations

Artiste5 authored by EZTV – Dream Collaborations

New York City’s EZTV are preparing for the launch of their debut album, Calling Out. We – specifically me – jumped the gun by reviewing the album last month because I got the memo about the release date being pushed back by a month. But if you’re curious as to what I had to say about the New York City […]

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Artiste 5: Five Songs of Summer and Sadness by The Chainsmokers

Artiste 5: Five Songs of Summer and Sadness by The Chainsmokers

A little more than a year ago, one of the most popular songs of 2014 on both the electronic and pop charts was The Chainsmokers‘ “#SELFIE”. I will admit that when that song hit the radio waves I thought it was silly – both in terms of it being just a silly song yet on the other hand clever in […]

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Artiste 5 – Hidden Gems by electro-pop outfit R-music

Artiste 5 – Hidden Gems by electro-pop outfit R-music

    It wasn’t long ago that we featured UK electro-pop group R music, who released a fantastic song, “Bubble Gum Geisha” (video below. The chilling, cool track was part of our March 20th Weekend Showcase, and the single caught our attention. Since the band has played in venues across the UK and has a pulse on the electronic and […]

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Artiste 5 – The Tour Guide Edition by Summer Heart

Artiste 5 – The Tour Guide Edition by Summer Heart

  David Alexander has been captivating the hearts and minds of music fans in his homeland of Sweden and across Europe with his optimistic, summery indie-pop. Better known by his musical moniker, Summer Heart, he released last month his latest EP, Thinking of U, which fits the mood of the upcoming warmer weather. When we asked him to write this […]

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Artiste 5: Essential Spring Tour Items by Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings)

Artiste 5: Essential Spring Tour Items by Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings)

Back in February, Erik Hall – a.k.a. In Tall Buildings – released the superb Driver (available at Western Vinyl store, iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic). His sophomore album was in some ways a labor of love, taking four years to create as Hall fine-tuned every detail and nuance. The result is an album filled with 10 gorgeous tracks, highlighted by the […]

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Artiste 5: Five Hidden Gems from Chicago by Sam Vicari

Artiste 5: Five Hidden Gems from Chicago by Sam Vicari

Chicago-based Sam Vicari is an unassuming musician, who yesterday released his third album, Giving Up. The short record (comes in at a cool 26 minutes stretched over 10 songs) see Vicari channel some of rock’s and indie rock’s heavyweights musically and lyrically – from Elliott Smith to Rivers Cuomo. It’s a jangly little album, one with wailing guitars, a bit […]

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Artiste 5 – Discovering Five of NYC’s “Best Kept Secrets” with Zachary Cale

Artiste 5 – Discovering Five of NYC’s “Best Kept Secrets” with Zachary Cale

Zachary Cale has become a good friend of The Revue. He was the second musician that I interviewed, going back to September 2013, where we enjoyed a few tacos and queso at Union Pool in Brooklyn. His fourth album, Blue Rider, was one of our 25 Favorite Albums of 2013, and not because he took time to do an interview […]

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Artiste 5: Derek Stanton of Turn to Crime unearths Detroit’s hidden gems

Artiste 5: Derek Stanton of Turn to Crime unearths Detroit’s hidden gems

Detroit-based, DIY rock band, Turn to Crime, are set to release their new album, Actions, on April 28 (Mugg & Bopp Records). Recorded in the basement studio of frontman and project mastermind Derek Stanton, the album promises to be more of the Dinosaur Jr.-esque indie-rock that has made Turn to Crime one of Detroit’s best kept, underground music secrets. Turn […]

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Artiste 5: Lost Kings’ Favorite Albums

Artiste 5: Lost Kings’ Favorite Albums

Electronic and progressive house music have obviously exploded over the past seven, eight years. There has been wave after wave of new artists being introduced every day within these genres. One group emerging from the flood is Lost Kings, the Los Angeles-based duo that has been applauded for the euphoric remixes. What’s interesting about Rob and Nick (who is also […]

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Artiste 5: Music & Greasy Spoons from the lovable Ephrata

Artiste 5: Music & Greasy Spoons from the lovable Ephrata

I am unabashedly a fan of Seattle’s choral-pop quartet, Ephrata. Their music stirs every bone in the body and makes the mind wander to distant places. It is euphoric. It is stunning. It is fun. It is what music should be. As they prepare to release their second EP this spring (possibly as early as next month), they provided two […]

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Artiste 5 by Toronto’s Slim Twig

Artiste 5 by Toronto’s Slim Twig

Under the pseudonym Slim Twig (website / Twitter), Toronto-born, singer-songwriter and actor Max Turnbull has been creating his unique interpretation of indie music. It’s cinematic, a bit spooky, and incorporates everything from rock to pop to saloon-style blues. If Jonathan Richman comes to mind, that would be a good comparison. A Hound at the Hem by Slim Twig He has […]

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Artiste 5: Movies & Music with CaveofswordS

Artiste 5: Movies & Music with CaveofswordS

On March 10, CaveofswordS (website/Facebook/Twitter), the dark dub-wave quartet from St. Louis, will release their debut album, Sigils, on Boxing Clever Records. A few weeks ago, they released the sublime “Blameless”, which anchored our January 30th Weekend Showcase. As they prepare for their big launch, Sunyatta McDermott, Kevin McDermott, Eric Ambruster, and Zagk Gibbons took some time out to participate […]

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Artiste 5 – Vision Fortune’s Dinner Party

Artiste 5 – Vision Fortune’s Dinner Party

Vision Fortune are an experimental, electronic duo from… to be honest, I have no idea where, but I’m going to assume the UK, as they’ve played most of their shows around the Brighton-London-Manchester corridor and their previous album was released on Brighton-based label, Faux Discx. Little is known about the duo, and they don’t like to show their faces in […]

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Artiste 5: Books & Inspiring Artists – Two Lists from Color of Light’s Sean Neuse

Artiste 5: Books & Inspiring Artists – Two Lists from Color of Light’s Sean Neuse

Earlier this year, South Carolina native Sean Neuse released his debut solo album under the moniker Color of Light. The project’s name is fitting as Memory is a sonic escapade that has the feel of hypnotic lights flashing all around you. The album is definitely ambient yet experimental. It’s a challenging listen for those looking for something straightforward and based […]

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Artiste 5: Dick Diver’s Rupert Edwards Shares His Five Favourite Books

Artiste 5: Dick Diver’s Rupert Edwards Shares His Five Favourite Books

If you follow The Revue, each Friday we do the Mundo List, highlighting some great bands, music, videos, what have you. Today, we’re introducing the Mundo List’s second cousin, Artiste 5. It is a simple concept – we’ve asked artists and bands to submit a list to us of anything they want to write about. They are given full autonomy to […]

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