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Song Picks of the Week 15.40

Starting this week, we are posting our Song Picks daily on as well as on our Facebook page. Follow along as we go or checkout our Soundcloud playlist every Monday morning. Bent Denim Wolkoff Valise Annabel Allum The Britanys Avec Sans Blonde Maze

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[…]

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,[…]

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)[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Here are our song picks of last week. Find them every Monday morning (EST) here or follow along day by day on our Facebook page. Labor Day… no holiday in Australia though, hence we choose our Song Pick of Monday from there with Sandy by Oh Mercy A warm, driving,[…]