Jacob Faber, drummer of Sunflower Bean, has described the Trump administration as a “shit show.” To say the New York City trio’s follow-up album, Twentytwo In Blue, wasn’t influenced by our current political climate would be a massive misstep. Faber, along with bassist/vocalist, Julia Cumming, and guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kivlen, has made an attempt at a … Continue reading OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’
At 8 pm on some Saturday in a gentrified part of your city, there is an apartment bursting with friends, acquaintances, and maybe family. A dinner table is set with candlesticks, plants line the floor and windows of the apartment. People gather around the locally sourced wooden table, are seated on the lush, leather couches … Continue reading Vinyl Made Its Comeback, Is It Here To Stay?
Sunflower Bean, despite their youth, are a musical force to be reckoned with. The group’s mature lyricism, skilled instrumentalism, and unforgettable style has led to a mass amount of buzz surrounding their music, being signed to Mom + Pop records, and a slew of sold out, or nearly so, tours. Collectively, the band turns twenty-two … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH
The days of sending demos to big wigs at record labels are long gone. Nowadays, the way to get yourself noticed seems to be all through shameless self promotion on social media. Have you ever wondered how to up your social media game? How to get more views on your YouTube videos? Or how to … Continue reading The Independent Musician’s Cheat Sheet For Social Media
Women have made paramount contributions to the arts, music, science, and basically anything any other human has contributed to, but in the past it often occurred without the same recognition the opposite sex recieved. Yes, the times may be changing, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t perfectly good reason to celebrate a few of the … Continue reading Meet (Some) of the Women Who Have Influenced Music Today
One of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had came from a flimsy flier on a Brooklyn sidewalk. The flier was simple. It boasted one band’s name, a location, date, and time. Upon realizing the show was happening that night, I recruited a friend to join me and we ventured out to the address listed on … Continue reading DIY Venues : What Will Become Of Our Favorite Indie Establishments?
Melina Duterte, better known as Jay Som, is Bay Area’s bedroom pop princess. She got her start during the age old MySpace days by sharing extremely personal songs onto her social media profile in middle school. After cycling through many different monikers, Duterte settled on the pseudonym Jay Som. In 2016 Jay Som released the songs … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: JAY SOM’S “PIROUETTE” INTRODUCES US TO HER PERSONAL MUSINGS
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, also known as Rolling Blackouts C.F., are in ten months deep since the quintet’s release of their March 2017 EP, The French Press. Rolling Blackouts C.F. had merely been a staple of Melbourne’s indie underground with their debut EP, Talk Tight. After gaining some radio-play with the release, they caught the … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Reimagine Lyrical Structure with French Press
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
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