lauren, Author at The Panic Manual

Song of the Day: Jamaican Queens – Kids Get Away

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You know when you hear a song, one of those songs that just punches you in the gut, and makes you smile at the same time? The song you know you could listen to on repeat and never get sick of, and could make it on any mix tape (or online playlist), that you may make? Enter, Jamaican Queens. A few songs on their album Wormfood do it for me, but Kids Get Away is the one that anyone who …

Song of the Day: Postiljonen – Plastic Panorama

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It’s very rare Swedish artists put out music I don’t like, and Skyer, Postiljonen‘s debut English  full length is no exception. The trio formed in 2011, and describe themselves (according to the page) as nostalgic day dreamers, and I couldn’t agree more. Plastic Panorama, my personal favorite on the album paints a beautiful picture with its lush synth and softly sung lyrics. It’s easy to picture yourself in a movie montage as you listen to the song, thinking of …

Song of the Day: Kristine – (We Used to Listen to the) Radio

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What gets you more pumped for summer, beaches and sweaty parties than 80’s power pop!? Kristine, who I don’t know much about other than that she’s from Greece and really loves the 80’s, released the EP Modern Love in 2012 (which you definitely need to check out). On June 28th, she released two songs: Wild Heart and (We Used to Listen to the) Radio. If you want to recapture the 80’s better than most of the “new wave” bands that …

NXNE Review: Human Human, Teen Violence and Naked People, June 15

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  I thought I had a packed schedule this night, but it turns out I had only chosen bands to see at 11pm, since I was tired from traveling all day to farmland, I figured that was okay since I was starting super early. We got caught in massive traffic coming back to the city and I was cutting it really close to Human Human’s 8pm start time at Supermarket. I raced in the house, did the ‘key area’ shower,  …