Journal | The Artistree
120 Songs for 2015

2015 was a year that dipped into the past while giving us a glimpse of the bright future ahead. Silversun Pickups reemerged from their fuzz-rock roots and Sleater-Kinney introduced the Riot grrrl movement to a new generation. We met the soulful voice of Alessia Cara, Alison Wonderland crashed the electronic scene, Bully came out with their fists up and Father John Misty swooned his way into our ears.

A New York Minute With Hinds

It’s been a year since I first got in touch with Hinds after hearing one of their songs at a Topshop. Since then we’ve done two shoots and formed a connection that spans across the globe. Ana reflects back on how, in only six months since we first met, it feels like they’ve had a lifetime worth of experiences.

Exploring Bushwick with Boulevards

Jamil Rashad’s Boulevards sounds like an artist standing at the crossroads of past and present. A fresh take on the now while paying homage to the funk, blues, and R&B masters of the past. Follow along as both neighborhood and artist intersect in Bushwick.

Introducing… Nicole Dollanganger

Take the whispery vibe of Múm, douse it with some Type O Negative style doom, then finish everything off with a little Maple Leaf flair and you start to unravel the mystery that is Nicole Dollanganger.

Exploring NYC with YACHT

With catchy tracks and the personas to back them up.. YACHT represent everything that first made Electro Pop the staple that it is today and currently fill the void left by bands such as LCD, CSS and Crystal Castles.

Follow along as we explore NYC with Claire and Jona

A Day with Emily Kinney and Her Squad

On the eve of battle… Emily Kinney and her band celebrated the release of This is War at the Highline Ballroom in NYC.

A Day with Of Monsters and Men

Follow us as we tag along with the creators behind one of the best records of the year at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Exploring with Yumi Zouma

Follow along as New Zealand collides with New York City as we started in Dumbo and ended at a house show in Bushwick.

Hello, Goodbye. A Day with Phantogram.

From hearing Phantogram for the first time at Glasslands six years ago and seeing them go from playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg to headlining Terminal 5 – I’m excited that I finally got to collaborate with these two.

The Lunar Phase of The Soft Moon

There’s no denying the powerful impact of The Soft Moon. Easily a favorite amongst us, Luis Vasquez’s project bends and transforms industrial and post-punk noise in ways that would make the original pioneers of these genres proud.