Video: Alec Benjamin – “Paper Crown”

November 13, 2014 No comments yet

We first shared Alec Benjamin over the summer when the singer first released the song he wrote in his USC dorm room titled “Paper Crown.” His penchant for story-telling lyrics and breathy vocals created sweeping melodic rapture fated for the repeat button. Today Alec brings the song to life with an accompanying video as enchanting as the song depicting a […]

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Video: Years & Years – “Desire”

November 4, 2014 No comments yet

“Your love only gets me abused.” Following their TV debut on Jools Holland last week, the boy wonders of Years & Years took a break out of opening for Sam Smith on his sold out UK tour to release the video of their greatest “Desire.” Giving their fireblazing, salacious pop anthem a visual treatment, Years & Years explore […]

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Video Premiere: Some Minor Noise – “Tape Experiments”

October 29, 2014 No comments yet

“Everybody wants to go.” Some Minor Noise finally reentered our lives with their album Anachronisms released this past July. Featuring menacing musical layers of snapping 8-bit synths, plucking percussion and relentless melodies, the album detailed the duo’s last year during their musical hiatus including the heartbreaking and the unpretty through a telling display of biting phantasmic electronics. Today, Some Minor […]

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Video: Montgomery – “Piñata”

October 28, 2014 No comments yet

“You break me.” It’s really easy to fall for Montgomery’s brand of melancholic electronica. “War Cry” and the subsequent release of “Piñata” pervaded the internet with their lukewarm synths and menthol vocals, stringing us into her ethereal dreams where it’s impossible not to become enraptured in the swelling power of her crystalline flowing pop. Most recently, […]

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EP Stream: Halsey – Room 93 + Watch Her “Ghost” Video

October 27, 2014 No comments yet

 “They can break our hearts; They won’t take our souls.” Halsey’s debut EP Room 93 is the perfect storm of cinema and unadulterated instinct, arriving like a lethal thrust of goth pop fated to soundtrack heatseeking nights and wanderlust days. All brooding synths spiraling downward on an infinite swig of brash vocals and frothy guitar licks, Halsey’s blaring truths bubbles to […]

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Video: Jez Dior – “Clean Me Up”

October 21, 2014 No comments yet

Jez Dior’s sound has been evolving ever since his “Hide” first hit the ears and pages of MJF. Growing increasingly rugged and rock, “Clean Me Up” cracks open a case of crunching beats and hard-hitting vocals that goes down like a smooth strike of hip-pop, packing punches of emotional highs and lows that simmer below the surface. […]

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Video: Halsey – “Hurricane”

October 20, 2014 No comments yet

“Don’t belong to no city” Halsey had me at “Ghost” but then she brought me into her “Hurricane” and nothing was the same as she unearthed a whole new sound of gutsy goth pop that seamlessly flooded my ears. On the heels of a national tour with her Astralwerks labelmates The Kooks and on the cusp of her […]

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