Glasgow, Scotland's Chvrches have needed little assistance in emerging as a mainstream contemporary electronic dance-rock monolith.
Finding convergence in electronic ambience and synth-rock explorations, "Ruin" by Washington D.C. group VEDAS leads the listener down a personal rabbit hole of estranged, haunted emotions.
The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of its first album during its initial release. Brian Eno once said that all 30,000 of the people who bought that original pressing started a band. That quote is often misapplied to Velvet Underground's primary songwriter Lou Reed. But Reed has proven the misapplication correct, influencing many an artist during his post-VU career.