Jason Sloan

I was brought up on a crazy combination of the Spice Girls and Bruce Springsteen... 17 years later, I've shed my Spice Girls roots and grown to love pretty much everything musical under the sun. I got into punk rock when I was 9 and my mom watched Green Day perform "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" on the Grammy's. When I was 12 my mom bought me a book called "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," and as she puts it, "the monster was born." I got into rap in middle school hearing Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and I got into EDM this year when I head the Albin Myers remix of Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness." I try and go to concerts when I have sufficient time and funds, some of my favorites having been Rise Against and Springsteen (who I've seen three times each). Hope you all enjoy my music as much as I do.

Music Video: Blue Scholars – “Anna Karina”

Seattle rap duo Blue Scholars just dropped the visual for one of my favorite cuts off their most recent project Cinemetropolis, which was one of my favorite albums of last year. The track, “Anna Karina” is about some of the pressures of being an actress in the entertainment industry, and some of the ways young women…

Foy Vance – “Like An Animal” (RTTV Sessions Video)

You wanna know one of the best things about following musicians on Facebook and Twitter? They are almost undoubtedly fans of some good indie music, and every once in a while you get a great tune thrown your way. British singer/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich shared this video of Foy Vance playing his song “Like An…

Futuristic – “Lose Yourself” One-Take

Futuristic has to be one of the hardest workers in the game. It takes moxie to rap over a beat that’s already been killed, and Futuristic has not only rapped over several famous beats, but he has killed every single one. His newest one-take is over Eminem’s classic “Lose Yourself,” and it may be his…

The Mowgli’s – “San Francisco”

We’re back with yet another indie-tune. The Mowgli’s is a collection of friends from Los Angeles who simply love making music, and they’re pretty great at it too. “San Francisco” is reminiscent of indie-sensation singles “Little Talks” by Of Monsters And Men and “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. It has that same…

Seven Lions feat. Fiora – “Days To Come”

Seven Lions is a fairly underground dub step producer. For those of you who don’t know, popular dub step artists like Skrillex or Nero fall under a sub genre known as “brostep”: full of heavy wobbles and blistering sirens. Typical dub step is actually much more melodic, and can be incredibly cool as demonstrated by…

Music Video: Futuristic – “Listen To Me”

Futuristic goes by many names, including Mr. WTF Gang and Mr. I-Had-To-Do-It. Call him what you will, but he his back with what is undeniably his realest project to date. Futuristic boldly takes the Frank Ocean track “Pink Matter” and spits some deep, personal lyrics. While he’s proven in some of his other songs that…

Youngblood Hawke – “We Come Running (Vicetone Remix)”

Youngblood Hawke’s catchy indie-single “We Come Running” has been on repeat both on my iTunes and on AltNation, and is definitely gonna be one of my favorite songs of the year. So when up-and-coming producer Vicetone hopped on the track I admit I was nervous. But Vicetone blew me away. His euphoric progressive house remix…

Indie Bands You Should Know: The Lonely Forest

First off, I’d like to apologize, because I haven’t posted in forever, and I’m promising now to get back into the swing of things. That being said, I’m going to do you all a favor today. I’m going to introduce you to one of the most promising indie bands I’ve ever heard: The Lonely Forest.…

Lovelife – “The Key”

You may recall that I mentioned a band called Lovelife in my review of the Fitz & The Tantrums concert. Well they released a new single entitled “The Key.” One of my favorite aspects of the band is that they’re so versatile. Their sound ranges from soft-pop to thumping-rock to smooth R&B. This single falls…