Soundcloud Gems: Slidecamp

Slidecamp is a delicious yoga trip for your mind and ears: relaxing, atmospheric and uplifting in a way that only the post-rock persuasion delivers. A side project of the Glitch Mob's Boreta and San Francisc...

Soundcloud Gems: Marthas & Arthurs

Late summer afternoons should be spent on front porches or balconies with a cold beverage as the heat of the day burns off into the night. Unfortunately, some of us are just going to have to settle for chillier...

Soundcloud Gems: Safe Boating is No Accident

What do fans of indie folk rock, David Foster Wallace, and the Mile High City all have in common? Safe Boating is No Accident, the Denver-based trio that's taking a sweet swing away from Americana and launching...

Soundcloud Gems: The Always Unprofessional

If you put a poppier Bob Dylan in a room with a less reflective Leonard Cohen that was biding his time chewing on a Jayhawks record, the musical meanderings of The Always Unprofessional might lope out at the en...

Soundcloud Gems: Sooko

"Chill out or get out," says the mantra of the the Sunday folk or those of us whose lives revolve around the owls of the night even if the office doth come calling in the morning. You know what I'm talking abou...

Soundcloud Gems: Souta Niihara

Twilight and dusk: those brief periods where the sky is a certain sunless purple-blue and the cacophony has died off--these are the times for gentle music, for soft conversation, and for quiet. These are moment...

Soundcloud Gems: Sebastian Nováky

Classical music should smooth over the senses the same way a recherché glass of wine leaves a velvety mouthfeel and lush aftertaste piqued with hint after hint of fruit or pepper or citrus. There's an obvious d...

Soundcloud Gems: Lady Danville

There's something exciting about watching the whole city unfold during the annual blooming of spring: the lighter flight of sidewalk steps, the floral swell of the air, the return of weekend patio parties, and ...

Soundcloud Gems: Proofsound

Sound junkies think alike: we pick out composers both modern and classic upon hearing particles of a song, we pilfer through stratiform notes, beats, and bleeps focusing on a solitary effect or thrumming percus...

Soundcloud Gems: Baukhol

During a late-night jaunt on an interstate years ago, I tasted the first traces of music intoxication. The album was Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and as physically lucid as I appeared, mentally I travele...

Soundcloud Gems: And Then

And Then is ethereal. Yes, ethereal. Feather-light and fairy-like, the Stockholm redhead's electro-pop meets indie acoustic piano pop is a soft breeze to try on. Youthfully carefree, Charlee Nyman's voice is al...

Soundcloud Gems: Zachary Friederich

Zachary Friederich is a bit of an acquired taste, but with a Conor Oberst-tinged twang once he's in your system, he's hard to get out. The Chicago singer-songwriter genre hops along the indie persuasion--from r...