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SONG PICK: Julietta – Smooth Sailing

“Smooth Sailing” is the perfect name for the single and new album by New York singer/songwriter Julietta, not only because it puts the right images in your mind for the season, but also for the music that hits the perfect mix between chill and party vibes. Think pre-sunset at the[…]

PHOTOS: Mars Motel live at Mercury Lounge

Approaching Mercury Lounge on a recent Thursday night, I see a long line of people waiting patiently to get inside the club. No surprise here, since two exciting New York-based bands were about to perform at the longstanding Lower East Side venue. First up were Mayve, a pop rock trio from[…]

SONG PICK: River Hooks – Worth It

“Worth It” is the debut track of new NYC-based singer/songwriter River Hooks. She produced the track herself and proves that she can well resist the temptations of the endless possibilities of modern music production software that makes pop songs often sound so generic. “Worth It” is rather stripped down to[…]

SONG PICK: Prinze George – Mind Over

“Mind Over” is a new track by Brooklyn trio Prinze George. “You’re let me take your mind over” Naomi Alquist sings, but if you want to know how and why, you need to speak French or maybe Spanish. If you don’t – like me – you will still enjoy how[…]

VIDEO: Acid Tongue – Accidental Drug Use

The slightly unsettling and yet so alluring single “Accidental Drug Use” got a stunning video treatment. Filmed and edited by director Justin Frick and visual artist Stephanie Severance, the video is fascinating in its imagery, bringing the moody song perfectly to life. “Accidental Drug Use” is the latest video by[…]

SONG PICK: Parrot Dream – Light Goes (In Mines)

With guitar tones so lush and bright and exquisite vocals to match the overall caressing vibe, “Light Goes (In Mines)” feels like one beautiful, never-ending day dream. Brooklyn-based duo Parrot Dream hit the soft spot in all of us. This is irresistible gorgeous!  Parrot Dream consists of Christina Hansen Appel (vocals,[…]

PHOTOS: glamglare presents: Strangers on the Internet, Black Gold Buffalo, The Foxfires, Jenny Judge

Summer joy, carefreeness, summer solstice, and a hot Saturday night filled with fantastic music and great live performances all around! We could not have been happier about this exquisite lineup and everybody in attendance thought so too. Kicking off the night was Jenny Judge, the only artist that evening we[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: The FMs – Extender

“Extender” does not dilly-dally around but makes it unmistakably clear that the setting is out of our usual comfort zone, with its brooding, slightly disturbing sounds, evoking the vibe from “Blade Runner” to “The Fifth Element” and the likes. The futuristic ambience of the song, is also the theme of[…]

SONG PICK: The Rareflowers – New Generation

Like the mid-day sun paints glittering and fleeting pictures on a body of water, just as beautifully unfolds “New Generation”, a track destined to complete every Summer party playlist. Based in Brunswick, New Jersey, The Rareflowers are comprised of brothers Jimmy (guitar, lead vocals) and Kane Maraday (bass, vocals) and Aaron Gollubier[…]