Record Machine: Interview with Lady Lazarus

With an ethereal folk-pop slant, Lady Lazarus has used her intuition and personal experiences to craft minimalist piano-based songs since 2008. Having released three albums and one EP, her latest is Miracles, out this year on the label Queen’s Ransom. I had a chance to chat with her over email about the themes that fuel her songwriting and what it’s like to be a touring female musician.

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Persephone Playlist: 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week

Happy Monday and back to work! Here are ten songs keeping me sane this week! Read More Persephone Playlist: 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week

Winter is Here: The Best and Worst Tracks of Game of Thrones Season 4

We’ve all been ready since the finale last year, but the time has finally come to immerse ourselves in Westeros once more. We’ve been reading the books, consulting psychics, rewatching seasons 1-4 on repeat, and most importantly, listening to the tracks from last season. It was good, it was bad, it was ugly. **No spoilers for anything going forward, but I can’t guarantee your sanity if you haven’t seen season 4 yet** Read More Winter is Here: The Best and Worst Tracks of Game of Thrones Season 4

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Awakening

I have started to emerge from the doldrums of the last few months. It has been a rough patch, but I am still here. Music, of course, has still provided a great outlet for me. This year has already seen amazing releases from some great long lasting bands. I have also been introduced to some great up-and-coming acts.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Awakening

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Back from the Holiday Edition

And it’s back to work on Monday after the Easter weekend! I didn’t really have a long weekend, but I sure did a lot of running around. Here are ten songs to keep me sane this week. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Back from the Holiday Edition

Movies and Music: The Hip-Hop* Blockbuster Single

*Based on the music in this post (Vanilla Ice, etc.), we’re using this term really loosely.

Growing up in the ’90s, I learned everything I know about music and pop culture through constant absorption of TV and movies. Movie soundtracks became pretty essential to my understanding of pop music. Most of the music I listened to in my early childhood were Bollywood soundtracks, so the shift from Bollywood to Hollywood was fairly natural.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Camp NaNoWriMo Edition

Camp NaNoWriMo starts this week, and I’m sure those of you participating have already put together writing playlists. Below, some of the songs on my playlist! Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Camp NaNoWriMo Edition

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Edition

I can’t tell you how glad I am that it’s spring, but the weather here in Michigan just can’t seem to make up its mind. Here are some songs that are tiding me over until spring decides to officially arrive. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Edition