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NEW MUSIC: Warning Light – Lieutenant Colonel

“Lieutenant Colonel” is a droney, ambient track with a driving beat, like the soundtrack to a nightmarish chase through a forest. Warning Light is the project of Atlanta-based musician Drew Haddon, who has been releasing music since the early 2000s. This track is on “Oftenchance” (Apple Music | Spotify) his[…]

PHOTOS: Kissey, Oyinda and Dream Koala enchant National Sawdust

The common view at the Williamsburg music scene is one of decline, that corporate interests push artists and venues out of the neighborhood and eventually the city. But then there is National Sawdust a brand new, beautiful and high quality non-profit venue with a high-minded agenda right on North 6th[…]

SONG PICK: Fmlybnd – Hearts on Fire

FMLYBND is an energetic electro pop four piece from California who just released a new EP “Hearts on Fire”. Brighten up your Sunday with the title track, our Song Pick of the Day.

LATE NIGHT: Galantis (U&I) (Speaker of the House Remix)

While we are on our way to an exciting late night show at Palisades (more on this later), here’s a big fun dance banger by Galantis in a Speaker of the House remix for the fifth year anniversary compilation of Big Beat Records. Let’s get your Saturday night started! Enjoy!

SONG PICK: Pixel Fix – Settle Me

Listening to “Settle Me”, I hear a playful, upbeat synth-pop song, in the tradition of my favorite Australian bands. Listening closely though, I realize, the singer must be from the UK, and that’s exactly where Pixel Fix are from, more precisely from Oxford, England. Digging a bit deeper, and listening[…]

VIDEO: Eliza Shaddad – Wars

“Wars” is the first single of UK artist Eliza Shaddad and there could not be a bleaker place for the video taking place than an empty parking garage. Eliza seems to walk around aimlessly, but she is looking for something and what she finds is not pretty.

SONG PICK: Kinder Than Wolves – Hazel Days

Here is a beautiful track by Orlando three piece Kinder Than Wolves. Our Song Pick of the Day “Hazel Days” is carried by a soft, bright guitar line and Paige Coley‘s warm and intimate vocals. Their debut EP is out on April 15th.

NEW ALBUM: Cross Record – Wabi Sabi

The first time I listened to “Wabi-Sabi” was at a beach, which caused something like a complete disconnect between the sensations signaled to my eyes and ears. There are the glistening sea, bright colors and people having fun in front of me, but Cross Record’s music comes from very different[…]

SONG PICK: Moats – Hungry

Syncopated drum beats, clear bass lines, defined guitar riffs, and then those stunning vocals – it all comes exquisitely together in “Hungry” and touches, twirls and drifts apart again. This is one incredibly awesome gem of a song, released by the British four-piece “Moats” and our Song Pick of the[…]

SONG PICK: Zaflon – 7 Stalkers

Our Song Pick of today is a darker, rougher electronic track by London producer Zaflon. For “7 Stalkers” he enlists singer Gilan to tell how there is no escape from the seven sins before the song ends pretty much in musical destruction. Zaflon’s debut EP is announced for February 12.