Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Grimes Bring Dream Pop Back

Coming out the gate early with a January released, Grimes’ Visions may have faded from some’s memory, but the record proves to be a brash and energetic innovation on how to make a do-it-yourself record and electronic sounds. It might

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Solange Knowles Finds New Groove in “True” EP

Aiming to give her big sister, the famous Beyonce, a run for her money, Solange Knowles’ newest effort, the EP True provides a look into a kaleidoscope of sounds. Knowles gain notoriety, and rightfully so, for running forward musically and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

Best in 2012 – Frank Ocean Opens Up About Life and Sexuality in Channel Orange

An unexpected turn came for the 25-year-old this year when he ended up releasing his major label debut, channel ORANGE. The first bits of controversy came when a music reviewer cited bits of lyrics in songs like ‘Forrest Gump” and

NEWPOPISM through 2012: A WordPress-Based Look Back Through the Year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the

NEWPOPISM through 2012: A WordPress-Based Look Back Through the Year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Best In 2012 – Wynter Gordon Shows She’s More Than A Beat

Starting off the list is the in-progress series of releases from dance force Wynter Gordon. After finally releasing her debut album With The Music I Die, Gordon has taken on a more alternative route and has worked on a series

Phlo Finister May Be The Best New Thing to Happen in R&B And Already Wants Out The Game.

A lot of interesting things are happening with Phlo Finister this week. She just released the first real single off of her Poster Girl EP, a slow tune titled “Hotel Miami”, while also prepping to release the official video for

Phlo Finister May Be The Best New Thing to Happen in R&B And Already Wants Out The Game.

A lot of interesting things are happening with Phlo Finister this week. She just released the first real single off of her Poster Girl EP, a slow tune titled “Hotel Miami”, while also prepping to release the official video for

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Azealia Banks, Rihanna Get PLUR With Sea-Punk Influenced Performances and Videos

So, I don’t want to say I predicted it – though I did – but sea-punk is slowly becoming more and more prominent in mainstream music outlets, most recently thanks to both Azealia Banks and Rihanna. Oddly, in the span

Kreayshawn in 2-D.

Expanding to More Than Just Music – Artists Verging on Interactive Video Games

More and more, it seems, music artists are looking towards areas of technology to grow and expand their creative brand. For many of them, they will often fall back on a previously earned college degree in a field like fine

Kreayshawn in 2-D.

Expanding to More Than Just Music – Artists Verging on Interactive Video Games

More and more, it seems, music artists are looking towards areas of technology to grow and expand their creative brand. For many of them, they will often fall back on a previously earned college degree in a field like fine