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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Monarch Music Minute Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

Monarch Music Minute – James Vincent McMorrow, AlunaGeorge and Mac Miller

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer</h5>

 

James Vincent McMorrow – ‘We Move’ 💿💿💿💿

 

To unfamiliar ears, James Vincent McMorrow might fall somewhere on the spectrum between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and James Blake. His 2010 debut album, “Early in the Morning,” championed acoustic folk, while … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Head and the Heart, M.I.A. and A Day to Remember

September 17, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

 

<strong> The Head and the Heart – ‘Signs of Light’ 💿💿💿💿 </strong>

 

On their third album, the Head and the Heart explore the pop side of music. Traditionally known for their indie-folk sound, the band has now adopted … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

September 10, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer

 

Mild High Club – ‘Skiptracing’ 💿💿💿 

Last year, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf launched Circle Star Records, an offshoot label catering to stranger, less conventional sounds in an effort to distinguish his expansive … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Radiohead, Mayer Hawthorne, James Blake

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Five years since the release of “The King of Limbs,” Radiohead returned with their ninth studio album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” on May 8. Thom Yorke and company, once … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kaytranada, Pierce the Veil, Chance the Rapper

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Kaytranada ‘99.9%’ 💿💿💿💿💿

In today’s digital era, countless artists flock to SoundCloud, as well other online platforms, to put themselves out there even though success is never guaranteed. Many musicians often struggle to distinguish … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: M83, Deftones, TWENTY88

April 22, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

M83 – ‘Junk’ 💿💿💿💿

M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez is known for gravitating toward dreamy synthpop, saxophones and nostalgia. Named after Messier 83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, the band redirects its command of crafting strong, cosmic ballads and lush … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: K. Michelle, Pet Shop Boys, Cheap Trick

April 6, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

K. Michelle – ‘More Issues Than Vogue’💿💿💿💿💿

K. Michelle does have issues. During her formative years, she learned to play piano and guitar. She is the product of Bob Westbrook, a voice instructor who taught Justin … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Rubens, Von Zimmer

April 2, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ 💿💿

Fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis caught a first listen of “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” last August when the track, in collaboration with Ed … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Redfoo, Miike Snow, The Wild Feathers

March 29, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Redfoo – ‘Party Rock Mansion’💿💿💿💿💿

Forget spring. The summer party is already underway. Redfoo’s “Party Rock Mansion” dropped on March 18 and the hyper-amped party atmosphere of the new record is infectious. Right from the start, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bullet for My Valentine, Lake Street Dive, Mýa

February 27, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Venom’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Returning to the thrash and metalcore genres found on some of their previous releases, Bullet for My Valentine’s fifth studio release, “Venom,” grips a deafening bite on the aural … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Lissie, Datin, STATIK KXNG

February 18, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Lissie – ‘My Wild West’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, known as Lissie, delivers her third studio album, “My Wild West,” released on Feb. 12. Her debut EP, “Why You Runnin’,” in 2009, saw the sultry folk … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Majid Jordan, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug

February 11, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Majid Jordan – ‘Majid Jordan’ 💿💿💿

Canadian Duo Majid Jordan, Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, the group’s singer and producer respectively, are pop enthusiasts first and foremost. Add a mixture of R&B and PBR&B. Toronto … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Charlie Puth, Kevin Gates, Dream Theater

January 31, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Charlie Puth – ‘Nine Track Mind’ 💿💿💿💿💿

“Nine Track Mind” is Charlie Puth’s debut record released on Jan. 29 and the follow-up to his “Some Type of Love” EP. The singer-songwriter and producer initially gained popularity … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Panic! At The Disco, Conrad Sewell, Tank

January 24, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Panic! At The Disco – ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Theatrical pop-rockers Panic! At The Disco’s latest record, “Death Of A Bachelor,” marks the birth of a new direction and life for singer Brendon Urie. … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Curren$y, Anthrax, Mothers

January 17, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Curren$y – ‘Canal Street Confidential’ 💿💿💿💿

Shante Anthony Franklin, known by his stage name Curren$y, released his sixth studio album “Canal Street Confidential.” The new record, which dropped on Dec. 4, shows the hip-hop artist and … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: jennylee, Erykah Badu, and The Flaming Lips

December 11, 2015 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

jennylee – ‘right on!’  💿💿💿💿

Warpaint bassist and vocalist Jennifer Lee Lindberg, affectionately known as jennylee, will release her debut solo album “right on!” Dec. 11. The singer-songwriter and record producer will present a 10-track palette … Read More