A decade, 10 years seems like a long time. People grow and encounter many different life experiences during that time. One thing that always stays with us, as we change, is music. We still remember the memories tied to a specific song whether it be a great or painful event. In this new feature on Made of Chalk, we will explore the lasting value of albums that came out over a decade ago and how they have stood the test of time. Today we talk about the legacy of I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.
Think of pop music as language, each song a statement passed through the airwaves, shared in sleepovers and cafeteria heart-to-hearts, taken and remixed and reclaimed in bedrooms all across the world. These are public artifacts that, over the course of
At Made of Chalk we are always listening to and promoting great bands. Wartime Recitals has been generating awesome buzz in the Los Angeles area recently so we have decided to spotlight the group, share some of their fantastic indie pop tunes, and interview them.
After the raw and heartbreaking 2011 album Loud Planes Fly Low, fans wondered when another record by The Rosebuds would be released or if this was their swan song. Having some time apart appeared to do wonders for the group as Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp decided to begin writing again and what came out of this reunion is the fantastic Sand + Silence.
A U R O R A marks Ben Frost’s cathartic 2014 release. This marks ten releases that Frost has created, blending minimalism, instrumental and experimental music. Frost is proving that he can submerge himself with this sound and rely on
In the debut of our new review feature, 'First Impressions', we take a listen to the third studio album from Lana Del Rey and experience a display of heartache, vulnerability, confidence and dangerous love.
Four excruciatingly long years after the release of their superb debut full-length, Start/Stop, Union Sound Set belatedly step out of the musical wilderness to release their follow-up and sophomore effort, To The Wolves.