OUR TAKE: CATCHY POP MEETS ’60S BRIT ROCK ON WARBLY JETS’ DEBUT

Warbly Jets are a new and promising power rock band based in LA: They emerged onto the scene with plenty of press and a number of tours before they had released an album, everything happening within what seemed like the blink of an eye. Luckily, Warbly Jets are finished teasing us with mere singles: The … Continue reading OUR TAKE: CATCHY POP MEETS ’60S BRIT ROCK ON WARBLY JETS’ DEBUT

REVIEW: HOLD STILL

In the era of social media, it is not uncommon to follow musicians you admire and the photographers who take their on- and off-stage photographs. A lifestyle photographer with ample talented musician friends, Jenna Putnam often finds herself snapping shots of bands mid-tour or behind the scenes, along with the occasional performance picture. Her film … Continue reading REVIEW: HOLD STILL

Autumn In This City

New York has experienced one of the most incredible and somewhat troublesome Indian Summers this Autumn. But finally, as a little reminder of what North East fall's have been in years past, today is gloomy. Dark grey clouds shield the sun, yellow leaves fall from white birch trees, and a misting of rain dampens the … Continue reading Autumn In This City

Snail Mail – Coming Of Age

I may be guilty of having used Spotify without truly exploring the increasingly complex app, but at some point over the summer a friend was talking to me about their Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify, to which I curiously responded, “What’s that?” My friend more or less gave me the side eye and said, “Are … Continue reading Snail Mail – Coming Of Age

DODGING STEREOTYPES AND AMERICAN DREAMING: A CONVERSATION WITH CANSHAKER PI

Pavement defined a generation of lo-fi, underground, indie rock in the early 90’s with nothing short of cult status. They created an entire genre of rock and roll, aptly titled slacker rock, that has made a resurgence on the scene in more recent years. Creator and Pavement’s frontman, Stephen Malkmus, hasn’t let up on his … Continue reading DODGING STEREOTYPES AND AMERICAN DREAMING: A CONVERSATION WITH CANSHAKER PI

Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”

A week ago, on September 20, a friend and I confusedly stumbled into what may have been a dry cleaners, brightly lit with white neon lighting overhead and a solitary dark-haired girl sitting at a white table in the back next to a freezer door. She asked us for our I.D.’s. Once she made sure … Continue reading Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”

L.A. WITCH DEBUT SELF-TITLED

L.A. WITCH SELF-TITLED Suicide Squeeze Street: 09.08 L.A. Witch = Cherry Glazerr + The Fresh & Only’s + ShitKid Three years of touring and writing a slew of California desert drifter-influenced tracks, and with a nomadic existence to match their style, L.A. Witch have gone from a no-fucks, let’s-just-play music attitude to being signed to … Continue reading L.A. WITCH DEBUT SELF-TITLED

Watch Cotillon’s Black Sea as it Ripples Through A Longing Love Affair

[photo by Chad Elder at chadelder.com] Something about the presence of Cotillon’s “Black Sea” creates this unavoidable sense of longing in my bones. It’s as if I’m pining, desperately, somehow drowning beneath the waves for a lover I’m not even sure I have. The richness of “Black Sea,” in all of it’s down tempo glory, … Continue reading Watch Cotillon’s Black Sea as it Ripples Through A Longing Love Affair

A MUSICAL JOURNEY FILLED WITH COMPASSION AND A NON-PASSIVE ATTITUDE: A CONVERSATION WITH SONDORBLUE

Sondor means that every passerby that you see, every person, has a story just as complex as your own. It means to approach those people with compassion and understanding, knowing that I’m happy and you’re happy or I’m sad and you’re sad but the moments and experiences that it took to get us there are … Continue reading A MUSICAL JOURNEY FILLED WITH COMPASSION AND A NON-PASSIVE ATTITUDE: A CONVERSATION WITH SONDORBLUE

Introducing The Entire Universe – Yes, That’s The Band Name

Imagine a scene in LA, not an uncommon scene, where a party is happening. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is tall, everyone is slowly sipping their craft cocktails and promiscuously dragging their American Spirits. This is a storyline we are all familiar with, even if we’ve never stepped foot in Los Angeles ourselves. LA has been … Continue reading Introducing The Entire Universe – Yes, That’s The Band Name