#FlashbackFriday: Beach House, “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun”

My obsession with Beach House began in 2010 after the release of their third album, “Teen Dream”. It remains one of my favorite albums ever. Toward the end of that year, the band released this single on their website. It hasn’t appeared on an album, but with a new compilation of rarities/b-sides planned for later this year,…

#FlashbackFriday: Shintaro Sakamoto, “Don’t Know What’s Normal”

Speaking of international artists, let’s talk about Shintaro Sakamoto for a second. He used to be the lead singer/guitarist of this band, but went solo after they disbanded. His latest album, “If Possible” saw a U.S. release today after coming out in Japan last July. I haven’t listened to it yet, but this remains my favorite song of his.

#ThrowbackThursday: William Onyeabor, “Atomic Bomb” and “Good Name”

A few years ago, I went to my favorite local record store in search of anything by Nigerian artist Fela Kuti. Upon first hearing his greatest hits album, “The Best of Black President 2“, back in 2013, I immediately fell in love with his band’s sound (his drummer, Tony Allen, is one of your favorite musician’s favorite musicians) and the…