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7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three -- Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- 5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir --
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Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water -- READ MORE
Horse Thief At The Bowery Ballroom -- READ MORE
De Lux Rough Up The Hammer Museum -- READ MORE
The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview -- READ MORE
Live Review - 4Knots Music Festival -- READ MORE
An Afternoon Delight: Ryley Walker Live at West Fest -- READ MORE
Interview: MKTO Bring Their Dreams To Life -- READ MORE
Goodnight Tonight Is Ready to Take Over -- READ MORE
An Interview with Oh Honey + Behind the Scenes Photos -- READ MORE
5 New Bands to See at Pitchfork -- READ MORE
Read Our Interview With Roadkill Ghost Choir -- READ MORE
7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

7 New Bands At Pitchfork – Day Three

21 July 2014

Chicago – The final day of a weekend festival is always bittersweet. Even though you are exhausted, you dance and sing as if there’s...

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers...

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The...

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Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The strong and sentimental indie-pop has fanciful guitar breakdowns and vocals from lead singer Molly Rankin that are so fluffy they’re almost too good...

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

Album Review: Never Hungover Again By Joyce Manor

20 July 2014

New York - Never Hungover Again is a punk rock gem and, as most great albums are, perhaps too short for how good it is.  Each song stays under the usual three minute mark, but despite its length, the record doesn’t skimp on narrative or depth. The...

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Cheating Daylight Prove That Blood Is Thicker Than Water

18 July 2014

San Francisco - There is something to the age-old saying, “friends become our chosen family;” it has a certain flair that inspires all of us to appreciate and love the people we surround ourselves with.   Friends gained from work can turn out to be some of the...

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

Clean Bandit - "Rather Be" #32 on Hot100 Announces 1st US Headline Tour

17 July 2014

New York - British electronic breakout group Clean Bandit have jumped to #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their international smash single, “Rather Be” ft. Jess Glynne, and announced details of their first-ever North American headline tour. The dates (listed below) – which celebrate the group’s new debut album, New Eyes,...

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Chelsea Grin’s New Studio Album Debuts At #27 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

17 July 2014

New York – Chelsea Grin’s new studio album Ashes To Ashes (released via Artery Recordings/Razor Tie) charges onto the charts this week debuting at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 10,100 albums sold in its first week of release.  This marks Chelsea Grin’s highest career charting debut and also their biggest U.S. sales week. The album...

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

Wooden Head by The Proper Ornaments

16 July 2014

New York - Wooden Head is an easy album to like; with soft-spoken lyrics and melodic guitar riffs so mellow, the modern listener may go as far as to call it “chill.” However, it’s hard to speak of such an old-timey sounding record in current slang terms....

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers of long-game bedroom rock, steeped in sonic dissonance and stewed in lyrical conjecturing. Armed with just enough of a catalog to appeal to...

Honeyblood Premiere Video For "Super Rat" And Announce World Tour

Honeyblood Premiere Video For "Super Rat" And Announce World Tour

16 July 2014

Los Angeles - Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood have premiered the eye-catching video for lead single "Super Rat," along with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album.  The video, directed by Camille Bennett, sees the duo "exploding romantic tropes" according to the director, creating a stylish and memorable accompaniment...

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  Eric James and Mason Ingram define their musical genre as “Urban Walking Music,” on their Facebook page, but the Brooklyn jokesters have a lot more to offer than just tunes for mulling around the city. The singer/producer and drummer began playing music together in the beginning of 2010 and early this year released their first LP, Twistification...

CMJ Highlights: Wild Nothing, BRAIDS, and Weekend

Published in Festivals
Monday, 22 October 2012 17:06

Saturday night was the finale for CMJ 2012, five days jam-packed (literally) with panels, shows, powwows, and late nights. It was like cramming a month into a week. The final show that I was not mad about at all was Wild Nothing, BRAIDS, and Weekend at Bowery Ballroom. In a way, this show summed up the whole festival for me, as the whole ex...

CMJ 2012 Day 4: Dent May and Turbo Fruits

Published in Festivals
Saturday, 20 October 2012 19:04
Friday night was the Panache Showcase at Public Assembly, with their fun and eccentric roster of bands ranging from Dent May to Violent Bullshit. I ended up only seeing enough of the latter to see front man Jayson Green getting in a heckling war with a dudebro. After realizing the futility of what was becoming a pointless heck loop, he cut the du...

CMJ 2012 Highlights: Daughn Gibson, METZ, and King Tuff

Published in Festivals
Friday, 19 October 2012 21:29
Thursday night of CMJ ended up being good for sweat and beer at Knitting Factory, but it didn’t start out that way. The first musician I caught there was Daughn Gibson. who paired some dark country croonin’ with electronic beats. He was joined by a librarian-esque keyboard player, who added an extra layer of dusty parlor room creepiness to the fr...

Festival Preview: Moogfest

Published in Festivals
Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:08
What better way to honor a musical visionary like Bob Moog than to have a music festival dedicated to his memory, and the mark his musical inventions have made on music. Moogfest, taking place in Moog’s last place of residence in downtown Asheville, N.C. on October 26 and 27, does just that. It’s a somewhat small festival in relation to the ones ...

Festival Preview: CMJ 2012

Published in Festivals
Monday, 24 September 2012 23:10
Fall is here, and pumpkins are $0.49 per pound at Foodtown in Brooklyn. The weather is splendid, and there’s adrenaline in the air. Oh, oh, and CMJ – College Music Journal – festival is upon NYC. Wee! This is one of the biggest, most widespread, most happening, and most fun music festivals in the city, and we plan to be all up in it just like we ...