Music Archive

“Voices of Our Vote” Album Makes Music for Change

“Voices of Our Vote” Album Makes Music for Change

An Asian American ensemble comprises this new album urging people to engage in politics, from 18MillionRising.

By Veronica An
Media Releases, May 13, 2014

Media Releases, May 13, 2014

Kina Grannis, Kishi Bashi and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart bring music to your ears.

By Justin McCraw
Festivals: CAAM Fest 2014

Festivals: CAAM Fest 2014

Asian-American festival celebrates film, music and food: the trifecta of awesome.

By Justin McCraw
Jason Chu Grows Up

Jason Chu Grows Up

Jason Chu’s latest album isn’t one to miss.

By Justin McCraw
Jason Chu Album Release Party Feb. 7

Jason Chu Album Release Party Feb. 7

Jason Chu releases latest album February 7 at Club Lure in L.A.

By Justin McCraw
Let Them Hear You Scream

Let Them Hear You Scream

Rapper Shin-B and songwriter JD Relic release their second single, “Scream,” with a new music video.

By Justin McCraw
The Oliver Tree

The Oliver Tree

Oliver Tree Nickell might scare you, but his snyth- and pyschedelic-inspired music will leave you in comforted melodic bliss.

By Justin McCraw
Jason Chu Honors AAPI Heritage Month Through Spoken Word

Jason Chu Honors AAPI Heritage Month Through Spoken Word

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, rapper Jason Chu offers a fresh and reaffirming perspective on our heritage.

By Justin McCraw
Asian Rapper Article Misses Mark

Asian Rapper Article Misses Mark

A recent article tries to examine an Asian-American female rapper but fails to draw any meaningful conclusions.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, Dec. 4, 2012

Media Releases, Dec. 4, 2012

It’s a Batman-packed edition of Media Releases, as this week sees the release of the final Christopher Nolan film, along with a trilogy collector’s pack.

By Justin McCraw
Jason Chu Releases Album to Much Love

Jason Chu Releases Album to Much Love

Jason Chu, who is perhaps the next-gen Mike Shinoda, is set to release his new album Friday, Nov. 30, with a free concert in L.A.

By Justin McCraw
Interview: Deb Oh and the Cavaliers

Interview: Deb Oh and the Cavaliers

Deb Oh packs a lyrical punch that competes along the lines of Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe admirably. It’s a shame, then, that you might never have heard of her.

By Justin McCraw
David Choi, Clara C Announce Tour Dates

David Choi, Clara C Announce Tour Dates

David Choi and Clara C announce the dates and locations for their upcoming tour.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, June 26, 2012

Media Releases, June 26, 2012

Linkin Park. Need we say more? Mike Shinoda, Mr. Hahn and the rest of the gang unleash their latest album in this week’s Media Releases.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, June 19, 2012

Media Releases, June 19, 2012

UPDATE: The musical drought ends, as we discover Jhameel released an EP today. That, along with several DVDs, round out this week’s Media Releases.

By Justin McCraw
Media Releases, June 12, 2012

Media Releases, June 12, 2012

It’s a musical avalanche as POP ETC and Far East Movement release new albums and “Entourage” season eight hits DVD in this week’s Media Releases.

By Justin McCraw
Metamorphose Stirs Up Japan’s Music Scene

Metamorphose Stirs Up Japan’s Music Scene

From an outsider’s perspective, Japan has hit a rut with mainstream music, but the Metamorphose festival proves the scene isn’t yet barren.

By Andrew Hickey
Beat Culture Crosses Borderlines

Beat Culture Crosses Borderlines

“Pre-racism-dopewave” and “post-dub” musician Beat Culture chats about growing up, producing beats and planning for Yale.

By Justin McCraw
Rachael Yamagata Keeps Breaking Through

Rachael Yamagata Keeps Breaking Through

Raspy, raw and full of emotion, Rachael Yamagata’s voice is a perfect blend of soul and punk, if this combination is musically possible.

By Christy Lim