Song Pick of the Day: Dilly Dally – Desire

I had my expectations how music by a band called Dilly Dally would sound, but they were all wrong. Listen below to be blown away! They are listed for CMJ, but are not yet on the schedule. Too bad, because I don’t want to miss this!

NEW ALBUM: Idgy Dean – Ominous Harminus

Idgy Dean was one of the first shows we saw this Spring at SXSW in Austin. Listed on the schedule as a “one-woman rock band from Brooklyn”, we didn’t quite know what to expect, but it turned out to be one of the best shows we saw at the festival.[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Line & Circle

Nothing difficult about Complicated Heart our Song Pick of the Day by the LA via Ohio five piece Line & Circle . They will play a late night show Union Pool  for CMJ 2015 next week and delight us with songs from their just released and refreshingly up-beat debut album Split[…]

Fairground Saints played a charming show at Rockwood Music Hall

When I first listened to Fairground Saints‘ self-titled debut album, I was immediately hooked (see review here) and wanted to see this Californian three piece live. Luckily, I had to wait only a month, because they’re currently on tour with Striking Matches (review & photos to follow) and played a show[…]

Song Pick of the Day: Blonde Maze – Letters I Never Sent

Blonde Maze is the electronic solo project of Amanda Steckler. She will play CMJ Saturday at C’mon Everybody, a pretty cool new venue in Bed-Stuy. Letters I Never Send is a beautiful track, written “between New York & London” – our Song Pick of the Day.

Song Pick of the Day: Avec Sans – When You Go

Avec Sans are a electropop duo from London and will play three CMJ shows. According to their bio they are extremely physical live performers and that alone makes them a must-see as well as our Song Pick of the Day.

Song Pick of the Day: The Britanys – City Boys

Choosing today’s Song Pick of the Day was a no brainer, given that we want to feature young bands who play CMJ and The Britanys are one of them! With their brand new, playful “City Boys” the four Brooklynites bring to mind other popular guitar driven rock bands yet put their own[…]

3 Is A Band: Methyl Ethel

It’s that time of year again: CMJ is just around the corner, and with that we focus on bands playing the music festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Searching for three pieces I might like, I was immediately intrigued by Methyl Ethel, by their name for starters. Then they[…]

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[…]