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About Ysabella Monton

Music journalist and poet who once had a dream she was the sixth member of The Strokes. Lover of Kaufman films, light wash denim, and perfectly cooked bacon. Marginally serious tweets @YsabellaMonton.

LIVE REVIEW: Honduras @ Rough Trade

Honduras at Rough Trade. Photo by Ysabella Monton When I make it to Rough Trade well past 9, people are still lingering around for the end of the shop’s day-long event full of performances and DJ sets. At the end of this year’s Record Store Day, Honduras closed out their tour with a [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:07:07+00:00 April 25th, 2017|FEATURES, MUSING, Reviews, Show Reviews|

VIDEO PREMIERE: Mizuna “And I Do”

Photo by Felix Chan. New York-by-way-of-Maine-based duo Mizuna invite you to escape your hectic week in their new music video for the single "And I Do" off of their debut album, From Away, From Here. Despite spending their childhood together in Maine, Genviève Beaudoin and Mackenzie Leighton aptly became friends in a poetry class at New York [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:07:18+00:00 March 31st, 2017|EXCLUSIVE, FEATURES, Premieres|

ALBUM REVIEW: SKATERS “Rock and Roll Bye Bye”

Following their departure from Warner Brothers, New York-based SKATERS are back with the release of Rock and Roll Bye Bye, out on March 24 via their very own Yonks Records. Undeniably, tracks from 2014’s debut, Manhattan, have held up their refreshing vibrancy three years later, but this supernal sophomore release deviates from their characteristic high-energy [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:07:29+00:00 March 24th, 2017|FEATURES, Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Loose Buttons on Sundays EP + Pianos Residency

Photo by Spencer Kohn. Eric Nizgretsky, frontman of Loose Buttons, oozes satire. The quartet's Facebook bio proclaims they're "New York's very first indie band," and he jokes about Loose Buttons' formation when we meet at the first night of their Pianos residency. "It was a Sunday night," he quips, "and there was an incredible [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:07:47+00:00 February 15th, 2017|FEATURES, Interviews|