K-Pop by Esther Kim

Esther Kim is back! As it turns out, illustrating is not her only forte. This time around, Esther graces the NG blogosphere with a kick-ass playlist on K-Pop. Thanks to her, we now know that not all Korean pop stars are as ridiculous as Psy, and that America seriously needs to step up its game

Disco Ball To the Wall

I was born in Miami, rasied in the heat of the Cuban jungle, and stood out way too obviously at my New England Prep-school Homecoming. Don’t think I didn’t love it, but I was the girl dancing by myself in my way-too-tight turqouise dress and sky-high heels, loving the all-too-few David Bowie songs the Top 40 DJ

Icona Pop

If you’ve turned on the radio, been to a club, or gone pretty much anywhere with music in the past few months, you’ve likely heard Icona Pop’s wildly popular single, “I Love It.” Now Aino and Caroline, the swedish duo behind Icona Pop, have turned out yet another super catchy dance tune. “All Night” delivers

Shoe Cult Kool-Aid

For many of us, the first cult we ever join is the cult of fandom that hits when we discover our new favorite band. For me, that moment hit in high school when I discovered the Jesus and Mary Chain, and I’m not sure I ever full recovered (not that I wanted to, of course).


Meet Feathers, the band behind the kick-ass song in our Shoe Cult video. Pop’s most entrancing new four-piece female band started life as the one-woman recording project of Anastasia Dimou, who left her NYC home in 2011 in pursuit of ‘space and a spark’ in Austin. She soon found inspiration in the open skies and

DJ Tamara Sky

Though Los Angeles is a city of blue skies and sunshine, it still loves the occasional trip to the dark side. And for that we turn to Tamara Sky, the dark horse DJ and producer behind Lil Death, one of the wildest parties in the City of Angels. Tamara DJ’d our second No Bummer Summer Party

Mr. Little Jeans

First known for her dub-stepped interpretation of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs,” Mr. Little Jeans has since won over fans with her dreamy, dancey music, and her cover of “Single Ladies” didn’t hurt, either. Her new single, “Oh Sailor” (and its accompanying music video) has us lost in a world of kaleidoscopic, cosmic genius. We got

U.S. of Nasty

On this too-hot-to-stop Independence Day, I stand for the right to wade under palm trees while wearing some stars and stripes and clutching a cold can of premium American Beer.  So you, too, can let freedom ring with this mixtape that I hereby dedicate to the patriotic babe who just wants to party.  Because, as Cher