Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest entrant Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers rose to internet stardom with the viral performance of their jubilant, spoken-word-like track “Peach Scone.” The music from the five-piece act, which was selected to be featured on NPR, is both kindhearted and youthful, but no line is lost in any one of their tracks. They weave clever connections between Romeo and Juliet and …

Jon Hopkins: Singularity

To begin with, Jon Hopkins’ track “Singularity,” which leads this year’s album of the same name, plunges listeners into a frenzy. It escalates, ensnaring and entwining emotions and human energy. And the just-released music video somehow matches it all. Directed by Sebastian Edwards, the visuals track a woman and man as they dance—or battle—through a dark, abandoned property. It’s pretty bonkers—like the song throbbing behind …

New Report Finds Four Distinct Personality Types

When one gets past the hurdle of whether or not defined personality types even exist, it becomes easier to embrace a brand new study in the scientific journal Nature Human Behavior. Here, scientists break down humans into four personality types based on “five different major character traits, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness,” according to Time.  Co-author Luis Amaral, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at …

jives: Your Reality

Tom Rose, known by his moniker jives, released the Strawberry Girl EP yesterday, 17 September, on More Creativity Records. A standout from the three track drop is “Your Reality.” It’s hypnotic—and a mysterious interlude divides the track, with the first half possessing an otherworldly delicacy and the latter functioning as a well of dark beats. The rhythm of the second portion is infectious and attention-grabbing—especially for a …

Premiere: “Torpedo” by Chris Garneau feat. Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum

A deep, dark sonic return by the talented singer/songwriter

With each and every release, songwriter Chris Garneau expresses a deep sensory lesson—emotions and experiences flee through a musical landscape, hand in hand, yearning. His work always conveys a reality both close to the heart and ever so far away from expectation, lit by an imagination that’s undeniably powerful. “Torpedo,” Garneau’s latest, enters a place on the darker end of the sonic spectrum—and even though Garneau’s voice acts …