Jon Tanners

Watch the Chilling Video For Irish Singer Talos’ “Tethered Bones”

The video for emergent Irish singer Talos’ gorgeous single “Tethered Bones” adds a chilling new dimension to his debut. Depicting the relationship between, seemingly, an abusive father and his daughter, “Tethered Bones” combines images of a... Read more »

Camden Arc – “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”

So much of pop music production is a matter of taking trends and concepts from music’s fringes and underground scenes and polishing them for wider consumption. For a segment of the listening population, Katy Perry’s “Dark... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Under-the-Radar Rap This Week

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar releases in rap from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Vann – “Something More” & “Heat .II”... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Obii Say

It is undoubtedly more appropriate to call D.C. rapper Obii Say a "rediscovery" than a true "Daily Discovery," but his new video for "Whose World?" (which he co-directed) feels like a proper introduction to after a... Read more »

Little Simz – “The Hamptons”

After the bracing rhyme blitz of most recent single “Bars Simzson,” London’s Little Simz returns with something a bit mellower and more reflective, but no less impressive. With a gorgeous Da-P production in tow, Simz dives... Read more »

Jaymes Young – “Habits of My Heart (Sufjan Stevens Remake)”

When we spoke to Jaymes Young in October, the eclectic singer noted the breadth of his tastes as both a creator and a listener: “I’m kind of obsessed with multiple different writing styles—I like country music,... Read more »

Farewell J.R – “Skin Pieces”

The newest single from Cambridge’s Farewell J.R, “Skin Pieces,” feels almost like a contradiction in terms, personal and grand at once. Building on a delicate vocal and a gradually swelling orchestral arrangement, Farewell seems to accomplish... Read more »

The Night VI – “Sienna”

With London Grammar, Arthur Beatrice, and a small cavalcade of other acts leading the way, a more organic sound is creeping into pop music again. Though none of these acts has yet to truly blow, they’ve built... Read more »

Oscar & The Wolf – “Undress”

Add Oscar and The Wolf to the list of rule-benders mixing the fringes of modern R&B, electronic music, and all manner of other kitchen sink influences into pretty nightmares for would-be classifiers. Pulling from a variety... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Under-The-Radar Rap This Week

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar releases in rap from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Lewis Allen - Black Autumn 1993 A prevailing... Read more »

Roosevelt – “Smalls Hours”

A bit of music for reflection on a Friday as spring peaks around the corner (unless, of course, you find yourself in Los Angeles where seasons don’t exist). Germany’s Roosevelt delivers a beautiful cover of an... Read more »

STACEY – “Calling Me”

My quick answer when people ask for a description of my sound is ‘sad but sensual.’ combination of sentiments that shouldn’t normally go together; it always feels odd to say those words out loud together, but... Read more »

Allie X – “Catch (Billboard Remix)”

It doesn’t happen too often, but in a musical life lived mostly on Soundcloud, it’s becoming more common to experience a song first in some re-worked form–whether a cover, a remix, an edit, or whatever word... Read more »

Video: Cousin Matt – “Cousin Matt”

Sometimes the best songs come in short bursts, concentrated energy that leaves before it has a chance to outstay its welcome. Gorgeous, self-titled single from duo Cousin Matt (a collaboration of actual cousins taking place across... Read more »

Video: Saba – “Secondhand Smoke”

I be up and I can’t lounge/Secondhand smoke, hitting blunts in the background Yesterday, 17-year-old Chicago rapper RondoNumbaNine was charged with murder in the shooting death of livery cab driver Javan Boyd. The episode marks another... Read more »