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ALBUM REVIEW: Mountain Man – Magic Ship

For years they hid from us. Like the hermetic enigma their name conjures, Mountain Man headed for the hills after releasing their hypnotic 2010 debut, Made the Harbor. The siren-like harmonies of Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amilia Meath faded into the mist; Meath resurfaced four years later as one half of Sylvan Esso, bringing folksy [...]

By |2018-10-04T16:52:05-04:00October 4th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

VIDEO PREMIERE: Code Anchor “Hoist”

Do you remember a time when bands could pack venues with zero social media presence? That was the case for Code Anchor only 8 years ago, who had a significant following in Long Island, NY before their breakup scattered its members across the country. This distance didn’t stop them from rekindling their musical partnership and [...]

By |2018-09-04T02:22:11-04:00September 3rd, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres, Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Pecas Glows on Latest LP After Dark

photo by Matt Allen On their third album, After Dark, Brooklyn duo pecas creates a dreamy dance party that invites us to explore our own morbid self-reflections, embrace the darker sides of ourselves, and change our situations in spite of what fate had determined them to be. It’s a catchy and relaxing listen where [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:13:54-04:00August 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: DeVotchKa @ Rough Trade

Four-piece ensemble DeVotchKa returned to a packed house to premiere a handful of new songs at their album release show at Rough Trade. I found myself surrounded by fans of all ages in the dimly lit venue, though not too dark to notice a few people around me clad in the band’s tees. Chatter of [...]

By |2018-08-24T17:27:50-04:00August 24th, 2018|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Guerilla Toss at Union Pool

All Photos by Sarah Knoll The New York based genre bending band Guerilla Toss established a month-long residency at Brooklyn’s Union Pool. Playing every Tuesday in June, residencies like this make me question how a band with such a high energy and stamina like Guerilla Toss could keep up with the same performance [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:10-04:00July 19th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus @ Rickshaw Stop

The No Wave scene of 1970’s New York City was altogether bowel borne, the sickened spasm of a nihilist made nervous by the violent void of the Lower East Side. It was a pocket of time and space that knew no law nor order. Rather, it was poverty-ridden and putrid, little more than a decaying [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:13-04:00June 21st, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

A Former Teenage Fangirl Reflects on 7+ Years of Arctic Monkeys Fandom

Arctic Monkeys weren’t quite full-fledged rock stars in 2011; in the Suck it and See era, they were still seeking fame, rapidly evolving from acne-clad British teens to California-based, Elvis-inspired rock ‘n’ rollers. Though many die-hards consider Humbug (2009) to be Arctic Monkeys’ most expertly crafted record, the LP left fans somewhat confused, in that it [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:23-04:00May 24th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Surfbort “Les Be In Love” & More

Dani Miller and her band of no-fucks-given cohorts make up the Brooklyn based punk band Surfbort. The band has quickly captured the hearts of the musically saturated Brooklyn borough, with their energetic live shows and their quirky take on punk tradtion. "Les Be In Love" is a single off Surfbort's first EP, released with Cult [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:31-04:00March 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Video of the Week|

REVIEW: Ultra Miami Was An Exercise in Letting Expectations Go

Music festivals are disappointing. There, I said it. Every few weeks or so, somewhere in the world, people spend a ton of money on plane tickets, festival tickets, and hotel rooms, then spend a ton of mental energy figuring out what to pack and what to wear for some festival that will probably disappoint them. [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:32-04:00March 26th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews|

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