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2018 Best Tracks So Far

  29.05.2018   Yanan Melo

This year has been a blast so far. New music is something I would never say “no” to, and I hope the same is for you. So here is my

Coeli’s Here Today EP: A beautiful dedication to life

With every swing of her cello bow and every pluck of the guitar, singer-songwriter and maestro cellist Coeli San Luis defines herself as a musician through the soulfully hopeful songwriting

My Thoughts on “Glossolalia (The Harsh Sounds of the Internet)” by Teenage Granny

  26.03.2018   Yanan Melo

The Incomprehensible Language of the Internet No, this is not a review. These are just some thoughts I had while listening to Teenage Granny aka Alyana Cabral’s EP Glossolalia. As

Asch’s Mobius: A Poetic Movement

  16.03.2018   Yanan Melo

In a world where electronic music is filled with mumble rappers, lazy trap beats, and uninventive DJs who just keep copying from each other, an indie band has risen from

MUSINGS: Nicole Joslin

  7.03.2018   Yanan Melo

In 2017, I discovered Nicole Joslin. My grandma was going to visit me and my family here in Chicago, so I grabbed that very special opportunity to buy myself some

Musings: Q&A with Kian Ransom of The Ransom Collective

  26.02.2018   Yanan Melo

Indie folk-pop band, The Ransom Collective, is a wonder to behold. Ranging from their foot-tapping anthems to soulful musings, the six-piece band has proven themselves masters of their craft and

Munimuni SIMULA EP: A Musical, Technical, and Lyrical Masterpiece

  30.01.2018   Yanan Melo

Two words: Makata pop A very simple phrase that describes the genre, style, and sound of up-and-coming indie folk, alternative rock band Munimuni. Let’s use these two words to describe

Pedicab’s Remuda Triangle: A masterpiece.

  20.12.2017   Yanan Melo

Pedicab first caught my attention when they were featured in Marie Jamora’s excellent film, Ang Nawawala. Their single Ubusan ng Lahi was the very first Pedicab masterpiece I’ve ever listened

CHEATS ‘Before The Babies’: Exciting, profound, meaningful, and awe-inspiring

  11.12.2017   Yanan Melo

Before the Babies is an exciting, profound, meaningful, and awe-inspiring album, conceived within the minds and hearts of alternative rock band Cheats, that doesn’t just start off with a bang

BTTR: A Perfect Soundtrack For Falling In Love

  4.11.2017   Yanan Melo

After the popularly and critically well-received debut album, “Honeymoon”, Jensen and the Flips aren’t planning to stop any soon. Having released their sophomore LP, BTTR, they continue to prove that