//Band of the Month

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 |2018-08-09T17:14:13-04:00July 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 |2018-08-09T17:14:41-04:00May 8th, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Interviews, MUSING, Recent, Reviews|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Leverage Models

“My only rules were that I would shut my conscious impulses as much as possible (my impulse to interrogate and analyze every gesture, ponder what imaginative impulse every sound was for, worry about what outlet would be used to release the music) and just make,” Shannon Fields has written, regarding his approach to music and [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:14:59-04:00March 10th, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES, Recent|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Fenster

This month's Band Of The Month is the Berlin quartet Fenster, whose new album we can't quite get enough of. It comes out March 4th on Morr Music, and is garnering raves already. Be sure to catch these guys on one of their many tour stops (listed below) including a handful of SXSW shows. Here [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:15:11-04:00February 19th, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

BAND OF THE MONTH: Daytona

NYC band Daytona has been a long time in the making. The trio released an EP—Storm So Long—back in 2012,but on the full-length debut that came out this past September, Daytona's brand of bouncy, garage pop comes through in all its high-energy, jubilant glory. A few years ago, bassist Jose Boyer, drummer Christopher Lauderdale and [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:15:37-04:00January 2nd, 2014|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

BAND OF THE MONTH: The Denzels

"You're the love of my life and I hate you." If you’re wondering why Bushwick’s The Denzels sound so surfpop-y and West Coast garage-y, it’s because they’re originally formed in California. Their relocation to Brooklyn was a smart move for the indie rockers, who quickly got involved with the local DIY scene and self-released their [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:16:02-04:00December 2nd, 2013|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

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