New Album: Holy Nothing – Hypertext

You know you got it big time when you’re at a rooftop show in Manhattan, on a beautiful early Fall night, a melodic and charming band is playing, yet all you want is to put your headphones on and listen to the album you discovered earlier that day. Listening to[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Monday evening is in sight, and we’re in the mood for something dreamy with a psychedelic touch, created in Stockholm – a city attracting lots of interesting musical acts. Les Big Bird are our Song Pick of Monday with I Woke Up In A Dream. On Monday we started watching[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm

In 1985 I knew Grace Jones mostly of her role as a Bond villain’s right hand in A View to a Kill. When she released Slave To the Rhythm, I liked the song well enough to buy album, which is actually mostly different interpretations of the same song combined with[…]

3 Is A Band: Heaters

Heaters are Andrew Tamlyn, Nolan Krebs and Joshua Korf hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, creating solid psychedelic rock pearls, one after the other, with the tracks on their upcoming album Holy Water Pool maybe being the most accomplished to date. While I liked all their works on Bandcamp, I became ready[…]

Ultimate Painting gave fans an accomplished performance at Rough Trade NYC

The evening at Rough Trade NYC last Friday started to get musically interesting, when Ultimate Painting (UK) took the stage. Ultimate Painting are James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes) who share vocal and guitar duties, accompanied on tour by Neil Robinson on drums (Mazes), and Anthony Cozzi (Radar Eyes) on bass.  The[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Monday we were celebrating the wedding of one of our best friends. All the best wishes to her and her husband! But we have only six song picks for this week. Sorry. Like me, you might enjoy some psychedelic tunes on this gorgeous Tuesday morning: how about Kiss the Sun,[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Placebo – Pure Morning

On our second visit in New York City in 1998, for the occasion of our honeymoon, we visited the Virgin Megastore on Times Square, which of course doesn’t exist anymore. I bought two records there: Hole’s Celebrity Skin and Placebo’s Without You I’m Nothing. Both bands I had no idea[…]

3 Is a Band: DF3

Browsing through the initial line-up for CMJ 2015, I was on the look-out for cool trios, and what’s more obvious than a band name with a number in it? Bingo! I listened to DF3 and liked what I heard: upbeat, 80s inspired contemporary synth-pop, with big choruses, great vocals and unmissable (dance)[…]