StB Does Coachella 2014

No Comments 21 January 2014

is only a few months away so it’s time to start doing your homework. Check out a playlist featuring some of our favorites and must sees as well as new finds. The list is built by day and act so hit shuffle to mix it up. See you in the desert!


Fav Tracks of 2013 (so far)

No Comments 19 July 2013

We’re a little over halfway through a great year in music.  Here’s a playlist of some of our fav tracks that we will be adding to as the year progresses (or if we just totally forgot something from the past 6 months).  What are some of your favorites from the first half of the year and what are you looking forward to?


Walla Interview

1 Comment 15 July 2013

This past Saturday played an amazing set at their Nature EP release show at the Viper Room in Hollywood.  It was great to see the guys live and witness their genuine enthusiasm for their music.  Pulling from the old and new EPs, unrecorded material, and even a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”, the five piece kept the crowd and themselves entertained.  Even through some minor technical difficulties they played with the passion and excitement you wish every band played with.  This will definitely not be my last Walla show.  I caught up with the guys for a quick interview before sound check where we talked about the band’s inception, future, and more.

Albums, Mashup, Mashup Mondays, Mixes, Reviews

The White Panda – Bearly Legal

No Comments 10 June 2013

Remember Mashups? Yeah yeah, ? That and Linkin Park album from 2004? Good Times. But mashups are still around and they’re still awesome.   are some favorites of ours, of course. And these guys: . We’ve blogged them before and their albums are always chock full of music smashed together from disparate genres to make something that just feels good. Put this album on (IT’S FREE WITH A LIKE OF THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE), crank up your sound system, and enjoy the party music. People will be asking, “Who is this?” all night. Tell them, “It’s The White Panda, and they’re freaking amazing.”
Oh yeah, I guess this is technically an album review: Go download it cause it’s great. 5 out of 5 red solo cups.

The White Panda – Bearly Legal

Secret Bonus: GAME of THRONES theme used against Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?


Coachella 2013

No Comments 24 February 2013

It’s that time again.  As Coachella 2013 inches it’s way closer the anticipation increases exponentially.  To get ourselves and you ready for one of the best music festivals of the year we’ve made a playlist featuring most of the artists that will be performing at the festival.  Check out the flyer after the jump for the full list of artists.

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Electronic, Fav Tracks, Missed in 2012

Alex Zelenka

No Comments 11 January 2013

Missed in 2012

is anything but a New Artist which is part of the reason why he’s never been talked about on StB.  There was never a great time to post when he dropped some big record or even a big single and I was a bit late to the game most of the time when it did happen.  He always seemed to release his remixes and originals somewhat discreetly via his label’s Bandcamp and then I would trip over them months later on my way towards some now-unworthy track.  In addition to being the head of a 20 DJ label with Invisibles, Zelenka is also the recording engineer for , you may hear some similar musical ground.  Below are two of my favorites of his originals, both from his delicately titled 666 EP with Secret Shadows.  Appetite not sated?  Head to his SoundCloud HERE for a ton more, with a lot of free downloads no less.

Alex Zelenka – “Faith”

Alex Zelenka – “Sanctuary”

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, Missed in 2012

Kindness – “House”

No Comments 10 January 2013

Missed in 2012

’s “House” was one of those tracks that I fell in love with immediately.  It easily ranks as one of my favorite pop songs, ever.  Ended up being one of those situations where I waited too long to post it and soon it I’d gone too far.  Well now I can tell you “House” has that simplistic feel that might take actual musical genius to write.  It ranks right up there with ’s “All My Friends” as the most unassuming greatest song.  The track was part of World, You Need a Change of Mind which could have easily sat on the DFA Records shelf but was rather released this past year on the excellent Terrible Records.  Enjoy!

Kindness – “House”

Electronic, Fav Tracks, Missed in 2012, New Artists


No Comments 09 January 2013

Missed in 2012

is the surprisingly young progressive producer Harley Streten making superbly soulful electronic music from the land down under.  Though his most famous track “Sleepless” was originally released in 2011 Streten re-released it on his debut full length Flume along with fellow standout “Holdin On” so he’s going in Missed in 2012.  Flume’s sound garnered a lot of attention this past year for his original approach to electronic production blending synthetic and analog elements to create atmospheric yet engaging dance music.  We won’t be so late with anything else from Mr. Streten.

Flume – “Sleepless (ft. Jezzabell Doran)”
Flume – “Holdin On”

Fav Tracks, Indie, Missed in 2012, New Artists

Laura Mvula

No Comments 08 January 2013

Missed in 2012

may not be a true “Missed in 2012″ as I just came across her today, but since the two tracks below premiered two and three months ago and I’ve listened to each at least 10 times today, I’m going to lump her in.  The London based singer makes hard to categorize music dipping its toes into R&B, avant-garde, and chamber pop pools without ever coming across as trying.  At times she sounds like the female answer to and then suddenly a mature .  Enjoy the two stellar cuts from her upcoming debut full length Sing To The Moon (due out March 4th) ”Like the Morning Dew” and “She” and as an added bonus check out her latest single “Green Garden” HERE.

Laura Mvula – “Like The Morning Dew”
Laura Mvula – “She”

Missed in 2012

Missed in 2012

No Comments 08 January 2013

The Mayans weren’t the only ones that missed in 2012, we missed the opportunity to tell you about some great music.  Things got hectic this year as they always do and there are never enough writers (hint hint) to get it all out in a timely manner.  This is our apology.  Please accept it.

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