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!”

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