Experimental Artist of the Week: Sweet Valley

Sweet Valley is a totally off-the-rails instrumental beat project created by Kynan Williams and his brother Nathan (known for fronting the surf punk band Wavves). The duo create densely layered collages comprised almost entirely of samples. From video game sound effects to dialogue from movies to just about any style of music imaginable, there’s nothing they […]

Experimental Artist of the Week: Washed Out

A few years ago, the term “chill-wave” was invented to describe the crop of new musicians churning out mellow, sun-drenched synth music perfect for a day of relaxation at the beach. This label was applied to artists such as Toro y Moi, Neon Indian, and Tycho. As much as I enjoy all of these artists, one stands out […]