Monthly Archives: June 2011

SOUND Summer Playlist ’11

June 30th, 2011 | by Randall Castillo

For many of us, there is something more important than our new warm-weather outfits and relaxing weekend getaways — and that something is a summer soundtrack. Here's the much-anticipated first installment of our four-part playlist you won't want to miss

Q&A with Kye Kye

June 28th, 2011 | by Chase Larson

After a year-long, soul-searching sabbatical, the band released the electronic and experimental, Young Love, somewhere between Imogen Heap and Eisley. SOUND spoke with Kye Kye's Tim Yagolnikov about the group's evolution, Christianity and recently kicked off tour

“Where Is My Mind” — The Pixies

June 21st, 2011 | by Kristin Clift

With haunting guitar riffs and a bass line that easily gets stuck in your head, The Pixies' “Where Is My Mind” is quintessential grunge rock — and just might bring out your inner Tyler Durden

“Settle Down” — Kimbra

June 15th, 2011 | by Kristin Clift

With a wonderfully retro voice, reminiscent of bluesy goddesses like Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, Kimbra's voice is so rich, it makes you want to fill a bathtub with it and let its silky goodness rejuvenate your soul.

“How To Love” — Lil Wayne

June 13th, 2011 | by Kristin Clift

There's only so much of contemporary R&B slow jams I can take. I think it reached its peak in the '80s and '90s and has been on the downhill ever since. But when Lil Wayne's "How To Love" came on the radio, I couldn't help but to fall in love

REVIEW: Super 8

June 13th, 2011 | by Jordan Petersen

With solid writing, deliberate pacing and compelling adolescent actors, Abrams has managed to pull off both a family-style adventure film and a sincere, frightening monster movie — we sense we are in the hands of a master storyteller

Leonard Cohen: Power of “The Partisan”

June 10th, 2011 | by Jim Dalrymple

In 2009, journalist Maziar Bahari was captured and tortured in Iran. Last year after the ordeal, he told NPR that he played Leonard Cohen songs repeatedly in his mind to cope. Find out what it is about the Canadian singer-songwriter's music that made such an impact

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