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NEW ALBUM: Waterstrider – Nowhere Now

Waterstrider is a five piece band from Oakland, California, having released their debut album Nowhere Now early April 2015, yet published a few tracks from it already last year and just fueled the anticipation for the entire album! When I heard the album’s title song somewhen in 2014, I loved it from[…]

PHOTOS: Avers live at Darwin’s Pub, SXSW 2015

Avers are a pretty interesting band from Richmond, VA (more or less from that area) and especially interesting is the fact that all six band members who form Avers, found each other despite also (successfully) playing in other bands. In Avers, they are also not bound to one specific instrument or[…]

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Emika – My Heart Bleeds Melody

Emika’s third or forth album Drei, depending on how you want to count, is due on May 5th and now she released the first song My Heart Bleeds Melody, accompanied by a video she shot on her iPhone in Madeira. While open sky, sunshine and the ocean are not typical[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Sea lions are lovely animals and deserve a song and London singer Py did a particularly good one with this funky track. Song Pick of Monday! Excited about the debut album of Waterstrider and from this album comes our Song Pick of Tuesday – a track that got me a[…]

PHOTOS: Young Ejecta live at The Main II, SXSW 2015

I saw Young Ejecta first unexpectedly last year opening for Gazelle Twin. Back then, singer Leanne Macomber was accompanied by Joel Ford, who was playing the music, but for SXSW she was traveling light and alone: a smart choice given the special circumstances of the festival. Young Ejecta is doing[…]

THROWBACK: Anarchic System – Popcorn

Let’s go back way into the 70s. When listened to Doldrum’s new album, the track Loop reminded me on a song that I remember from way back. It took me a while to figure it out: the track’s name was Popcorn, an iconic electronic instrumental released in 1972. The French[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Moon King – Secret Life

Moon King is the duo of Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde (not to be confused with West Coast psych band Moon Duo). That is pretty much all I knew, when I put on their new album Secret Life. The album opener Roswell sets the mood right and hits you hard[…]

First Listen: Arca – Xen

Last year, when FKA twigs broke out of obscurity with her EP1, no publication missed to mention that Kanye West contributor Arca provided and often it was more than just hinted that he was the genius behind twigs’ sound. Now, after twigs has proven that her vision is not dependent[…]

NEW ALBUM: Avid Dancer – 1st Bath

I decided to listen to 1st Bath, the debut album of Avid Dancer, simply because I was intrigued by the band name as well as the album cover. Several beats into the opening track All The Other Girls, I was already hooked and listened through the entire album and then a few more times on repeat. Different[…]

PHOTOS: Satorii live at Pianos

Spring has finally arrived in New York City, hand-in-hand with hundreds of people strolling down the busy streets of the Lower East Side, where doors and floor-to-ceiling-windows are being opened wide to welcome the long awaited warmer season. Everywhere something cool seems to be happening and those who were wandering around wanted to be part of[…]

NEW MUSIC: Olya – Lift Me Up

Here’s a new song titled Lift Me Up by Brooklyn’s OLYA. It starts slow, and I like the hint of menace in the piano line. Then at 1:30 the song changes pace with a fierce beat. OLYA is preparing their debut album, which will be released later this year. Lift Me Up[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Doldrums – The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Electronic music has changed a lot in the last decades and by now is splintered into numerous genres and sub-genres. In The Air Conditioned Nightmare Airick Woodhead, the man behind Doldrums, takes it back to a point before the various dance music styles began their raise to mainstream. In particular[…]

PHOTOS: Be Forest live at Valhalla, SXSW 2015

Be Forest are Costanza Delle Rose (bass, vocals), Erica Terenzi (drums, vocals) and Nicola Lampredi (guitar) a three piece from Pesaro, Italy. Their expansive tour also lead them to this year’s South By South West music festival, where they played several shows. I had the good fortune to catch them at “The International Shoegaze[…]