The Music Revival

[Interview] Libby Rose of Wildwood Revival

By Erica Hawkins

[Interview] Libby Rose of Wildwood Revival
"We're like an Adult Camp with a really great soundtrack," get to know Wildwood Revival festival from founder, Libby Rose. 

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Kyle Swick Thrives on Insignificance as Irrelevant Music Fest Returns to Atlanta [Interview]

By Kristy Guilbault

Kyle Swick Thrives on Insignificance as Irrelevant Music Fest Returns to Atlanta [Interview]
Interview with Irrelevant Music Fest Founder Kyle Swick

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Your Electric Summer Playlist

By Erica Hawkins

Your Electric Summer Playlist

We put together the perfect summer playlist including Lorde, Tame Impala, Sir Sly and our favorite indie songs for long rides with the windows down, pool parties, and backyard barbecues.

 

Enjoy! 

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Bolo Ties, Glammed-Up Folk-Rock and Sugary Aggression with Angel Olsen

By Kristy Guilbault

Bolo Ties, Glammed-Up Folk-Rock and Sugary Aggression with Angel Olsen
Photo courtesy of PitchPerfectPR

Bolo ties, glammed-up folk-rock, and sugary aggression are what one has come to expect of an Angel Olsen performance. And while tinsel wigs weren’t involved, Olsen’s glittery voice was all the sparkle that Georgia Theatre needed.

Getting her start in the St. Louis punk scene, the 29-year-old musician has evolved her sound throughout her three-album discography. Olsen began touring in support of her most recent LP My Woman last June, making a stop at Athens’ Georgia Theatre in February.

The North Carolina-based singer-songwriter kicked off her show with the 50s-esque “Never Been Mine,” backed by her six-piece band sporting their signature suits. Fan-favorite “Shut Up Kiss Me” soon followed, supported by a kick drum branded with “Unfuck the World.”

Olsen’s first set included highlights from her third full-length album, which discusses “the complicated mess of being a woman,” including “Heart Shaped Face,” “Sister” and “Not Gonna Kill You,” along with earlier works, like “Forgiven/Forgotten” and “Stars.”

Following a brief hiatus, Olsen’s band trickled out one by one, this time forming a three-piece for the encore. The glimmering synth intro of “Intern” slowly spilled into the room like amber honey, while Olsen’s arresting vocals reverberated overhead. A cover of the Motels’ “Total Control” closed the show, prefaced by “Woman,” the nearly eight-minute haunting centerpiece of My Woman.

Olsen continues her tour, with North American and European dates, through August. And until the next time her blunt bangs grace our town, her sepia toned, self-directed videos will have to tide us over.

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[Review] CLAVVS' World Underwater

By Erica Hawkins

[Review] CLAVVS' World Underwater

Today, Atlanta trip-hop duo CLAVVS (pronounced "claws") self-release their second album, and first full-length offering - World Underwater. Singer and songwriter Amber Renee and songwriter, producer, and four-time Grammy winner Graham Marsh are back with their other-worldly and hypnotic sounds, and judging by the stand out tracks on World Underwater they're evolving in the right direction. 

The lead single, "Glass Skin" builds up its own atmosphere with the help of Marsh's lucid production of hip-hop breaks and ethereal synthesizers. The song conveys what the band often does well - creating a perfect balance of dance floor worthy beats and keeping it subtle and relaxing.

One of the core tracks on the album is "Bloom" the song the album takes its title from. In it, Renee sings “When you’re born to breathe fire / You bow down to no one else.” When we asked her about the metaphor she mentioned, "For that song, breathing fire, that metaphor - when you're born to be great and to do great things and to be genuinely yourself, you don't have to listen to anyone's bullshit that you don't want to." 

Other standout tracks (and that's saying a lot because the whole album is lush with great moments) include "Serpentine" and "Silver Tongue." 

 

Stream the album courtesy of Creative Loafing and attend the release party on March 24 at Aisle 5.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival Announces Daily Schedule

By Erica Hawkins

Shaky Knees Music Festival Announces Daily Schedule

Photo: Courtesy of aLIVE Coverage

Electric Revival has attended Atlanta's Shaky Knees Music Festival every single year, and as Atliens, we practically shape our festival wardrobe and new music exploration around the fest. So you can say we're a little more than excited to celebrate the festival's fifth year anniversary with LCD Soundsystem, Cage The Elephant, The XX, Pheonix, and a whole lot more.

Shaky Knees recently released their daily lineup so now you can plan your life (as we do) around what days you'll be hearing your favorite bands. Here's the full list:

Planning on attending? Drop a comment with who you're most excited to see, and visit www.shakykneesfestival.com for full information on what to expect and how to attend. 

See you there!

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Hear New Music: Lana Del Rey's "Love"

By Erica Hawkins

Hear New Music: Lana Del Rey's

If you like songs that sound like they belong in the climatic scene of your favorite love story depicting movie, then here's one for you.

Lana Del Rey's newest single, "Love" is just that. Simple lyrics on top of a slow beat that builds up steadily, all with the airy retro voice she's known for crooning out lyrics about being young, in love, and of course - crazy. 

The song lives, like most Lana songs, somewhere between reality and exaggerated reverie, but lyrics like "You get ready, you get all dressed up / To go nowhere in particular/ Back to work or the coffee shop" feel relatable in a world built on Instagram post and internet connection that isn't all that deep. However, the song doesn't feel condescending at all - more like a romantic nod to a young generation coming of age, sealed in words like "Look at you kids with your vintage music / Coming through satellites while cruising /You're part of the past, but no, you're the future."

Hear the first of more new music from Lana Del Rey, below. 

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Live Review: Maggie Rogers at The Syndicate Lounge

By Kristy Guilbault

Live Review: Maggie Rogers at The Syndicate Lounge
We went to The Syndicate Lounge in Birmingham, Alabama to see Maggie Rogers, the recent NYU grad currently dancing her way to the top of the electropop scene.

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