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 Discovery 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!”

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

POND Mag Hosted A Killer Line Up @ Baby’s All Right with Jakob Bovden , Warbly Jets, Native Sun, and Max Pain & The Groovies

Last night POND Magazine hosted a really amazing night of music at Baby's All Right. I'm fairly new to Brooklyn, so this was my first time at the venue, and I have to say that Baby's is by far my absolute favorite. A lot of people were echoing a similar proclamation in the front, sardined … Continue reading POND Mag Hosted A Killer Line Up @ Baby’s All Right with Jakob Bovden , Warbly Jets, Native Sun, and Max Pain & The Groovies

Billboard Debuts Heaters’ Newest Single, Thanksgiving ll

Heaters must have cots, sleeping bags, or some sort of sleeping apparatus set up in a studio somewhere in Michigan, considering that in three years Matterhorn will be the band’s third album released. That’s a lot of studio time and even more dedication. From the anticipated Matterhorn thus far, the quartet shared “Séance” and now, … Continue reading Billboard Debuts Heaters’ Newest Single, Thanksgiving ll

L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”

The last city I called home, prior to moving to Brooklyn, was Salt Lake City. While there I learned that a majority of my new friends had a total obsession with Los Angeles band L.A. Witch, so naturally I wanted to see what all the hype was about. L.A. Witch frequented the SLC music scene … Continue reading L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”

Castle Face Records Drop Dream Machine After a Particularly Ugly Interview – Good Riddance

Underground, independent rock and roll has sort of always been assumed to be this space where counter-culture, artists, and liberal humans alike can come together and share their craft. We assume that we aren't going to be subjected to conservative, racist, sexist undertones in the music or interviews because rock and roll isn't country music, … Continue reading Castle Face Records Drop Dream Machine After a Particularly Ugly Interview – Good Riddance

Brain Bagz: Reviving Rockabilly in SLC

Salt Lake City isn't best known for it's music and arts scene. The truth is, people recognize Salt Lake for the massive mormon temple billowing over the bleak, small downtown; not so much for it's bubbling underground sub-culture. There is no denying that Utah is heavily governed by strict, religiously driven legislation and conservative, overbearing … Continue reading Brain Bagz: Reviving Rockabilly in SLC

Colliding Spaghetti Western and Surf Rock With The Kinky Fingers

The Kinky Fingers might not reside anywhere near the coast, but their beachy album, Worst Of, leads us to believe otherwise. The Denver locals infuse numerous genres into their Tarantino inspired sound. Tayler Doyle, The Kinky Finger's frontman, has a unique voice that lends to the group's authenticity. The band's ability to draw from multiple … Continue reading Colliding Spaghetti Western and Surf Rock With The Kinky Fingers