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BAND OF THE MONTH: High Up Premieres “Alabama to the Basement”

Photo by Andy Lachance Ever been to a karaoke night and heard a voice rise up that actually sounded... really good? Christine Fink has one of those voices. She'd relegated her talents to karaoke nights in crowded Alabama bars - that is, until her sister Orenda, well-known for her work with Saddle Creek mainstay [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:50+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Sound of Ceres

photo by Ben Tra There aren't many Brooklyn bands that can convince high-profile performance artists like Marina Abramović to brave Bushwick's divey DIY scene, but Sound of Ceres did just that last August, during their month-long residency at Alphaville. Then again, Sound of Ceres stretches the boundaries of what it means to be a [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Belle Game

When Andrea Lo talks about Belle Game, the concept of serendipity keeps coming up. It was serendipity that she met her bandmates Adam Nanji (guitar) and Alex Andrew (drums) when they were all in grade school. Adam went off to McGill, where he met future keyboardist Katrina Jones in a bagel shop; now the two [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:05:38+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Weeping Icon

Photo by Nothing Matters Stalwarts of NYC’s DIY scene, experimental noise punk band Weeping Icon released their debut EP Eyeball Under on Kanine/Fire Talk Records in July. Thematically, the record touches on hard-hitting topics like street harassment, religion, anxiety, sexism and secrets in "safe places" like the doctor’s office, as well as anger [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:13+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Prima

Photo by Tanya Zhenya Posternak Rose Blanshei's powerful lyricism and storytelling is a clean-cutting weapon in rock project Prima. She has been kicking around concepts for the last couple of years in collaboration with drummer Butch Merigoni and guitarist Jessica Ackerley, and their raw and vulnerable work is finally available for the world to [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:06:43+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Saltland

It might sound silly, but I can hear Rebecca Foon smiling through the telephone. The masterful cellist behind Esmerine, Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra, and her autonomous project Saltland is nothing but lovely – her beaming positivity a bit surprising given the sonic and thematic weight of her music. Foon’s latest record A Common [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:07:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: A Place Both Wonderful And Strange

Sorry For Your Loss, the debut album of the 'occult electronic dance music' duo A Place Both Wonderful And Strange, is like an eerie journey into a dark forest; it's terrifying, yet beautiful, and you can only arrowope you'll make it out alive. This duality in Niabi Aquena and Russ Marshalek's music perfectly fits the duo's Twin Peaks references. "Pedestal" prominently [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:11:20+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

BAND OF THE MONTH: The Harrow

With a name inspired by a Kafka story, it makes sense The Harrow would be well-spoken. Yet even with the bar set high the mysterious Brooklyn coldwave/post-punk band impressed with their bewitchingly intelligent interview. The Harrow is Vanessa Irena (vocals, synth, programming), Frank Deserto (bass, synth, machines), Barrett Hiatt (synth, programming) and Greg Fasolino (guitar). They are currently [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:13:18+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Dub Thompson

There's a moment in record-store-nerd-meets-girl classic High Fidelity when John Cusack's character, Rob Gordon, catches a couple of skatepunks stealing records from his shop. The punks give back the shoplifted goods when their decks are held ransom, and Cusack's character looks at their haul in disbelief. "Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, breakbeats, Serge Gainsborg... What, [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:14:13+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso's self-titled debut is a beautiful study in synergy. Combining the timeless, self-possessed sound of Amelia Meath's velveteen vocals with cleverly nuanced, exultant electronic production from Nick Sanborn, the project has captivated an ever-growing fan base that includes the industry's heaviest hitters (they've supported the likes of Justin Vernon and Merrill Garbus on national tours) all [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:14:41+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews, MUSING, Recent, Reviews|