Tag: New York

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Anohni – ‘Paradise’ (EP review)

Paradise by ANOHNI After more than a decade of fronting Antony and the Johnsons, front woman Anohni released her much-celebrated, debut album, Hopelessness, in May 2016. With the benefit of hindsight, the album was more than just a masterpiece. It was timely and poignant, revealing the instability and chaos that were brimming below the surface but have risen since the events of […]

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Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Having tipped Kiirstin Marilyn’s forthcoming release Worldly Affairs in our Most Anticipated Albums list for 2017, it’s good to see her releasing the signature single on 14 March, right on schedule, and we are delighted to premiere it here. “She” is a song with a story, which is not surprising as Kiirstin is well known for placing political activism at […]

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Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness - Press Photo, Credit to Jonathan Bouknight

Julie Byrne – “Not Even Happiness”

New York’s Julie Byrne creates some of the most spellbinding folk music today. Her 2014 debut, Rooms With Walls and Windows, captured our attention with its stunning simplicity. Byrne now has followed that record with the enchanting Not Even Happiness, which builds on the beauty of her debut but offers a more expansive approach. The result is what we anticipate to […]

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Weyes Blood – “Front Row Seat to Earth”

Weyes Blood – “Front Row Seat to Earth”

Front Row Seat To Earth by Weyes BloodNatalie Mering has truly created some breathtaking, haunting, and at times eerie music and soundscapes under her moniker Weyes Blood. Her 2014 record The Innocents was nothing short of a stunner. Her third album, Front Row Seat to Earth, further sees Mering expand her horizons while retaining the beauty and majesty of her […]

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Kiirstin Marilyn – “Please Don’t Kiss Me” (video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “Please Don’t Kiss Me” (video premiere)

In a world of endlessly meaningless pop ballads, it’s good to know that some musicians are still using their art to convey a message that is about more than the pain of lost love. Not that lost love isn’t worth writing about, but with so many things going on around us that seem…well…wrong, creative protest has to have its place […]

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Cuesta Loeb – “Dive” (single premiere)

Cuesta Loeb – “Dive” (single premiere)

We cannot say it enough – we are in the midst of the era of the singer-songwriter. Whether within the mainstream (Adele, Taylor Swift) or indie circles (Angel Olsen, Mitski), these multi-talented artists are creating songs that emotionally and sometimes physically moving. The field has become more crowded with the arrival of Cuesta Loeb. Her debut single, “My King”, premiered […]

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Jocelyn Mackenzie – “Unlovely EP”

Jocelyn Mackenzie – “Unlovely EP”

Pearl and The Beard were one of Brooklyn’s finest bands when they split up last year. The trio created truly special music. Though the split was sad, it excited fans at what might be next for the former members. Jocelyn Mackenzie’s powerful voice was a huge part of the equation, and she just released her first solo EP, Unlovely. Mackenzie’s […]

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Field Mouse – “Episodic”

Field Mouse – “Episodic”

This past Friday, Philadelphia and Brooklyn based Field Mouse released their third full-length record, Episodic on Topshelf Records. Their sound is a dynamic mix of different genres, from dream pop to punk rock. It’s easy to compare Episodic to albums from bands like Hop Along or All Dogs, but Field Mouse have crafted a sound that is definitively their own. […]

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Told Slant – “Going By”

Told Slant – “Going By”

In New York, there is a collective of artists making some of the most interesting, creative, emotional, and unique music out there. The Epoch consists of bands like eskimeaux, Small Wonder, Bellows, Florist, and Told Slant. Despite sharing members across projects, each band in the collective creates a distinctive sound, from Sharpless’ huge electronic loudness to the intimate recordings of […]

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Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

This weekend marks the fifth Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.  Last year’s festival was one of the best lineups, and best run festivals we had the pleasure to attend.  Last year featured amazing sets from Jack White, TV on the Radio, Interpol, Diarrhea Planet, and many others.  This year, the lineup is even better, featuring a wide […]

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Pavo Pavo

Pavo Pavo

Last week, Brooklyn based experimental pop band Pavo Pavo released a double single, “Ran Ran Run”, and “Annie Hall”.  “Ran Ran Run” is an infectious pop track with some really great female led vocals and harmonies with synths and a really great bass groove.  “Annie Hall” is a piano led track with great harmonies as well, and a really unique […]

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Video: She Keeps Bees – “Radiance”

Video: She Keeps Bees – “Radiance”

She Keeps Bees‘ 2014 record, Eight Houses was one of our favourite records of the year. Ahead of their European tour, the Brooklyn based two-piece of Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant are sharing a video for the dreamy “Radiance” off of Eight Houses.  The video features lead singer, Larrabee walking through a field of flowers, it’s a beautiful video for an equally […]

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Agnostic Front – “The American Dream Died”

Agnostic Front – “The American Dream Died”

Few hardcore bands have been around as long as Agnostic Front, and one listen to this will prove that these guys only improve with age. They are louder, tougher, and possibly even more pissed off than they were when they got together 30 years ago. The music is tough as nails, and vocalist Roger Miret can still shout as well […]

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Balancer – ‘Waves Remain’

Balancer – ‘Waves Remain’

We fell in love with the dreaminess of Balancer’s 2014 record Tipsoo. The New York via Puerto Rico and Colombia trio create a fun, groovy sound. This week, they’re sharing “Waves Remain” which will be on an EP that is set to be released later this year. “Waves Remain” has everything we loved about Tipsoo, the  dreamy, reverbed guitars, and […]

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Bay Uno – “Catalina”

Bay Uno – “Catalina”

Last week, New York-based musician Bay Uno released his debut album, Catalina. It was a project spun from years of songwriting, but songs that never saw the light of day except for the occasional times he would play for friends and family. Such is the life of a musician, where despite their talents there is a fear, a vulnerability of […]

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The Sweet Boys – “Res(e)t”

The Sweet Boys – “Res(e)t”

“Res(e)t” is the stunning single from New York-based The Sweet Boys. The song is atmospheric and dreamy, giving it a sense that one is racing through time. The song is from their expansive debut album, Foible Pangs, which is ethereal and alluring at times, rocking and poppy at other moments. On tracks like “Devastator” and “A New Clear Dawn”, you […]

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Sunshine and The Knights, “Sunshine Nights”

Sunshine and The Knights, “Sunshine Nights”

Whereas Band of Lovers drew us in with their positive, orchestral folk, New York City’s Sunshine – the duo of Amy Priya Santos and Steve Ferrara – lure us with their classical approach to folk, blues, and jazz. Supported by a talented backing band, The Knights – who are Reverend Crawford Forbes (trumpet, vocals), Dylan Thurston (piano, melodica, vocals), Mike […]

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Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

New York’s Keith Varick goes by just his last name, Varick.  On November 4th, Varick is going to release his debut record, Boundless EP. He recently shared “We All Know the Rest” and it’s a really cool electronic track.  At first it’s intriguing but hits its stride at about the 1 minute mark when the electronics pick up. And at […]

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Mundo Musique: Sean Rowe – “Madman”

Mundo Musique: Sean Rowe – “Madman”

Sean Rowe is a singer-songwriter based out of upstate New York.   He plays and writes soulful folk music. His latest album, Madman was just released on Tuesday and is a whirlwind of folk, country, and Americana.  Rowe’s voice is full of soul, and it’s no surprise to hear he was inspired by Otis Redding. From the hearing opening two tracks, […]

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Mundo Musique: New Video and Single from NY Pop Collective Gramercy Arms, “Always in Love”

Mundo Musique: New Video and Single from NY Pop Collective Gramercy Arms, “Always in Love”

On Tuesday, the New York City-based indie-pop collective, Gramercy Arms, released a new single and video, “Always in Love”. The song is unabashedly sunny pop that will put a smile on your face. It’s the type of song that will brighten your day even on the most dreariest, gray days. Gramercy Arms is a revolving group of musicians artists led by […]

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