Posts Tagged ‘Maggie Rogers’

September 22, 2017
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It’s an immense journey for those of us who’ve been enthralled by breakout Maggie Rogers since long before Alaska hit the airwaves to bring in the masses (and Pharrell). You could say the Maryland singer songwriter was the indie success story of the year, and it’s been quite the treat to watch her ascent and take in her music live on tour. As such, we couldn’t be more excited when news of a fresh new single surfaced. Split Stones is more of Maggie Rogers’ exquisite and unique alt pop. Hints of smooth R&B, windswept folk, and glassy electronica intermingle with its lush organic dynamism. If stones were hearts, they’d surely be splitting to the sound of this evocative piece. Like Alaska, it takes us to vast and beautiful promontories, where the stunning view takes our very breaths away. Split Stones is available from Apple Music, here.

August 3, 2017

Everyone’s in love with Maggie Rogers’ Alaska, even Amber Run, who’ve offered up this gorgeous acoustic cover of her breakout single. The British band has announced a new digital EP arriving in late September on Dine Alone Records. The EP will feature two versions of songs from their current album ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’ plus two cover songs, including this cozy strumming, intimately stripped down rendition of Alaska. Its wistful and melancholic, and well worthy of some long drawn out sighs.  Amber Run heads out on their first ever European tour this fall. Amber Run’s current sophomore album is available, here.

July 11, 2017
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I must have died and gone to music heaven. How else can it be that two of my favorite projects this year, both of them having achieved meteoric ascensions, come together on one gorgeous remix? Maggie Rogers’ break out hit Alaska has already been on the receiving end of spectacular remixes by the likes of SOHN, Tycho, and Toby Green. Now, we get to experience the nirvana that is Grammy nominated alt dance duo SOFI TUKKER’s edit! They’ve given Alaska a twilight dance re-work. It’s a weightless prancing, dreamy strumming deep house approach that evokes the romance of warm summer nights. I can’t tell if I want to hit a dance floor or find myself a quaint cafe in a cobblestone alley where I can stare at the stars and waltz around the tables in pure contentment.

July 4, 2017
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We’ve already shared some phenomenal remixes of Maggie Rogers’ breakout hit Alaska, including stunning edits by the likes of SOHN and Tycho. Next up on the not-to-be-missed list is this new remix by Danish producer Toby Green, who’s given Alaska a lithe and supple dance transformation. I’ve heard it’s still cold in Alaska during the summer, but for a moment, Toby Green has thawed its frozen ground and snow capped peaks with this radiant and effulgent remix. Its vibrant guitar and spry lunges are reminiscent of music by Gryffin and Kygo. You can purchase Toby Green’s remix from iTunes, here.

June 22, 2017
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The unexpected mid-week delights continue to roll in as San Francisco’s own Tycho unleashes a beautiful remix of Maggie Rogers’ breakout hit, Alaska. Grammy nominated musician and producer Scott Hansen takes full advantage of Alaska’s lush consistency on his ethereal ambling, gently trickling electronic transformation. Tycho’s Alaska is a magical adventure that takes us past babbling creeks, through misty enchanted forests, and across foggy peaks.

May 31, 2017
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Your eyes are not deceiving you, though your ears will most certainly channel pure bewitchment into your soul once you have plunged into what you see in front of you. It calls for you, drawing you into what you know must be sublime. Yes, this really is a remix of Maggie Rogers’ cherished single Alaska by the amazing SOHN. The esteemed producer and musician has given the enchanting song a signature work over, replete with ethereal synths and pulsating beats. Maggie’s vocals and SOHN’s moody thrumming production work in conjunction to cast a sable spell. Perhaps this is what Alaska feels like at the stroke of midnight, with the Northern Lights flickering across the sky, casting dancing shadows on snow covered ground.

February 21, 2017

I’m zealously counting down the days to March 24th, when I get to see Maggie Rogers headline a long sold out Popscene in San Francisco. There’s a good chance I may get to catch her at SXSW the week prior, too. March is going to be a fantastic month indeed. We first posted about Maggie Rogers over two years ago when she was attending the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. Back then, the songs we shared were on the folksier side of things. Turns out, it was around that time that Pharrell also stumbled upon the talented musician and began marveling over Maggie Rogers’ talent. Fast forward a couple years and she’s taken the new music scene by storm with songs like Dog Years and Alaska, and now she’s released a stellar EP named Now That The Light Is Fading, too. Better is one of two tracks on the EP we haven’t already eagerly shared. We plunge into its rich fluid, plush enveloping soundscape. It’s a jazz inflected form of sophisticated pop that Maggie Rogers presents us with once again, a bit like Rae Morris but more luxuriant and synth florid. Stream Color Song below in all its sparse haunting, cozy intimate beauty. Now That The Light Is Fading is available in full on iTunes.

January 19, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.17.2017

Featured music – January 17th, 2017

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January 18, 2017
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I know an artist is doing it right when I have friends getting excited about the prospect of seeing her at her sold out Popscene show in San Francisco even though they’re normally the type of listener that sticks to mainstream music and have no idea what I’m babbling about when I wax poetic over emerging bands and budding musicians. Maggie Rogers, who first graced IHM over two years ago with a more subtle and pastoral temperament, has gone more than viral with her more recent Pharell co-signed music. Alaska and Dog Years have stolen hearts all around, and new song On + Off is set to do the same with its high caliber alt pop that fuses earthy folk with opulent electronic tinged pop.

Ornate layers of acoustic and electronic effects are met by Maggie Roger’s rich fluid voice. The song comes as the third single from a highly anticipated EP named Now That The Light Is Fading, arriving next month. Maggie Rogers’ headlining tour, her first ever, sold out more than two months in advance of its launch. I’m going to count myself lucky when I see her in the intimacy of Rickshaw Stop. 

November 8, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.04.2016 – 11.06.2016

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