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

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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

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