The creative process can be arduous. Without the right elements, working an internal dialogue into a malleable mass of creative genius can feel wrong. It takes time. It takes a curative flair. Bands like Local Natives understand the ingredients that go into records anointed with emotions that settle deeper than the soul, and it's why why people go see bands like Local Natives.
Eight-piece Ages and Ages evades the sophomore slump with youthful, vibrant soundwaves in its new chamber-pop release, "Divisionary."
It's remarkable what 10 years in the industry have done for Texas native St. Vincent (Annie Clark). Now, with five albums on the shelves, she's reaching the masses not just by gracing the top 40 charts, but by infusing her music with qualities not-often heard in mainstream music.
As co-founder of punkish electronic group Brazilian Girls, Sabina is no stranger to catchy provocations. But the jazzy, droll (and of course highly danceable) new track "Viva L'Amour" finds fresh ways to challenge and seduce listeners
Kate Nash has something to say -- and that's not just something I inferred from the title of her 2013 release, "Girl Talk." No, she has made it clear she has a message: "Be brave. And be kind."