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Silver Linings Playlist: Auditory Remedies to Battle the Darkness

Last night, it snowed for the first time in New York all winter. It was absolutely frigid. (Note that my perception of this may be affected by the fact that I was wearing a summer dress without tights as I ran weekly errands. Because I am an idiot with no foresight.) The sky was this incredibly dismal grey color, deep and gloomy. If a vibrant sunset is a work of art, oil on canvas, this sky was the murky, opaque water left behind after the brushes are washed between colors. It made a jarring contrast with the ivory falling fast, coating the ground with a thin layer of icy down, shockingly white in a black-and-grey landscape.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about grey areas. Not so much the uncertainty or the vagueness that the colloquialism implies, but the grey areas in which we contain ourselves, hearts heavy and heads buzzing, the moments in which our lives are so consumed by violent darkness and weariness that even the brightest moments are covered by a thin layer of ash. The greyness can be dusky, a storm cloud hanging over the sun, preventing any lightness from breaking through, or it can be leaden, like your lungs are suddenly filling with cement, you, human pavement, footprints left by those who couldn’t wait for the concrete to settle. But either way, the greyness reduces you to a silent film, the color drained from your cheeks, your eyes dull and tired.  Continue reading Silver Linings Playlist: Auditory Remedies to Battle the Darkness

Staff Favorites of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I look back on how amazing The Daily Slice’s first year has been. We’ve interviewed some amazing artists, started important conversations, and shed light on some incredible music. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the best staff I could have ever asked for, and, if you couldn’t tell, our taste in music as a group is kind of all over the place.

As we ring in the new year, and prepare to start our second year as a team (including some brand new members!), we want to show all of you the diversity of our musical preferences by sharing our favorite songs of 2014 with you. Check them out below, and let us know your favorites in the comments!

Thank you for a great first year as a site, and I can’t wait to share our plans for 2015 with all of you. Happy New Year!

~Tori  Continue reading Staff Favorites of 2014

FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: CORAL SKIES FESTIVAL

Coral Skies is a 2 day Alternative/Indie rock festival taking place in Tampa (October 25th) and West Palm Beach (October 26th), featuring some of the best acts in the genre including Cage the Elephant, City and Colour, Bleachers, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more. TDS photographer Alex Liscio will be covering the Tampa date. For more info on the festival/how to purchase tickets click this link right here!