Experimental Artist of the Week: Tobacco/BMSR

  “Ugh, what is this?” That’s the typical response that I get when I play Tobacco’s music for anyone who hasn’t heard it before. It’s an understandable reaction. I can’t say I liked Tobacco’s music much myself the first time I heard it. This is due to the fact that his music is just as […]

Experimental Artist of the Week: Shpongle

During my senior year in high school, my life was changed when I saw Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox (better known as Panda Bear) perform live in Los Angeles. The music of Animal Collective was the exact antidote that I required to all the turbulence and discomfort of high school. The concert provided confirmation of what I already knew; […]

Experimental Artist of the Week: Grimes

A common criticism of experimental music is that it’s difficult to listen to and lacks catchy hooks. While this is often true, it is possible for music to be experimental and pop-influenced at the same time. Canadian singer/songwriter Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes, is a perfect example. If anyone asks me […]