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Category Archives: Music

okaywill – Falling For You

okaywill has quickly become one of my favorite indie-pop voices after hearing his song “Pretend” and that feeling is even deeper with the release of his new. It’s called “Falling For You” and it’s a little slice of airy bliss that’s like The Postal Service and Owl City had a sweet sonic child that who’s […]

Golden Vessel – SLOWSHINE

I looked and saw that Golden Vessel has made appearances on EMPT before, but I had to jump on the opportunity and make sure I got to write about his debut album because this just might be my favorite record of the year. For those unfamiliar he’s an Australian artist who’s made a name for […]

Kazy Lambist – Tous Les Jours (feat Jowee Omicil & Amoué)

There’s not a single doubt in my mind that Kazy Lambist is one of the best French artists active in the scene. Every single one of his releases builds upon the previous in terms of quality and so it’s no surprise that “Tous Les Jours” is his best effort yet. The production on this one […]

WITHOUT – I Want You

WITHOUT’s newest synthesizes pop music into its finest form. A simple yet infectious groove hits every sensory pocket, gliding along with ease, while receptive vocals circulate the hook until it’s lodged in your brain and all you can think is “I want you.” It’s a deceptively effective approach that arrives just in time for rising […]

Broken Back – She Falls

There’s something to be said for the philosophical notion that all art is political. It can be as broad as a punk band embodying the rebellion against societal norms or YG and Nipsey Hussle throwing up a middle finger directly to the man in charge. Broken Back walks the line between the two approaches as […]

Haunted Days – The Ballroom Tape

I’m suspended in mid air, outside of the human conception of time. Past, present, and future are all mixed together, no longer separate entities but enigmatic experiences simultaneously occurring. Life as a child, life as an adult, and life as an aging man float in circles like a ballroom dance. I’m not sure what to […]

Harry Nathan – Fool For Your Love

I’m totally infatuated with the album artwork for “Fool For Your Love”. It taps into deep layers of nostalgia while echoing the sentiment that love isn’t just a human emotion based in the body – it’s a cosmic force that’s impossible to contain and will continue to infinitely grow as the universe expands with no […]

du0 – It’s OK

This is my first taste of du0’s work but I’m immediately hooked – “It’s OK” is an absolute banger of massive proportions. The verses are subtly dramatic, but the hook is an utter monstrosity that emanates rumbling sonic waves of sound that shake the headphones with each pulse and feel cinematic enough to score the […]

Noé – Rabbit Hole

Noé has to be the most consistent artist I’ve stumbled upon in 2019. Each and every release she’s unveiled has been a meticulously crafted gem that finds indie-pop at its finest, and like clockwork, she delivers yet again with a brand new single. Titled “Rabbit Hole”, it’s a hazy mist of snappy percussion and vocals […]

Jesse And The Wolf – Talk To Me

Jesse And The Wolf is one the premier production start ups in the game right now and they come through with a straight up scorcher on “Talk To Me”. It’s like my favorite old school soul rockers came together and decided to chop up a legendary genre into an offering that’s purely for the dance […]