STICKING TO ROOTS WHILE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING: A CONVERSATION WITH HONDURAS

Honduras have truly been a staple of Brooklyn’s DIY scene for more than half of a decade. The quartet embodies the punk anthems that dominated New York’s sub-culture of decades past, while still embellishing their own unique sound that is contingent of today’s generation. Pat Phillips and Tyson Moore split their time as Honduras’ vocalists … Continue reading STICKING TO ROOTS WHILE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING: A CONVERSATION WITH HONDURAS

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Exploring South America’s Underground Indie Music Scene

Outside of the US, it might be hard to keep tabs on other country’s underground, independent music scenes. For one, there are just so many cities in America alone that oftentimes wouldn’t even be on the radar for discovering new music, but under the guise of a small city host some of the best music … Continue reading Exploring South America’s Underground Indie Music Scene

OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’

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’

Vinyl Made Its Comeback, Is It Here To Stay?

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?

TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH

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 Independent Musician’s Cheat Sheet For Social Media

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

DIY Venues : What Will Become Of Our Favorite Indie Establishments?

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?

TODAY’S SONG: JAY SOM’S “PIROUETTE” INTRODUCES US TO HER PERSONAL MUSINGS

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

TODAY’S SONG: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Reimagine Lyrical Structure with French Press

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

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