Category Archives: New York

Psymon Spine brings electro-psych rock to Alphaville 1.27

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Psymon Spine brings electro-psych rock to Alphaville 1.27
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Psymon Spine
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psymonspineband
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Psych Rock
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NYC

While electronica meets rock is hardly new at this point, Psymon Spine makes it sound like a totally novel idea. The Brooklyn group emphasizes the psychedelic and adventurous aspects of both genres, bringing in complex rhythmic samples, EDM beats, circling harmonies, and even folky guitar interludes. The results capture the intricacy of headier electronic music with the ...

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watch Portlandia’s sketch ft. Henry Rollins, Krist Novoselic & Brendan Canty

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Fred Armisen’s Spyke wants to reunite his old hardcore band Riot Spray to make a statement in today’s political times. That’s where Henry Rollins, Krist Novoselic, and Brendan Canty’s characters come in…

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David Byrne & Choir! Choir! Choir! covered Bowie & Madonna @ Public Theater (pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“I’ve sat mesmerized watching online videos of the Canadian group Choir! Choir! Choir! They somehow manage to get hundreds of strangers to sing beautifully together ….With almost no rehearsal – how do they do it?? They manage to achieve lift off – that feeling of surrender when groups sing together – when we all become part of something larger than ourselves.” – David Byrne.

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Amen Dunes details new LP & shares video, playing MHOW with MIKE

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The new Amen Dunes album features contributions from Delicate Steve, Nick Zinner, and Gus Seyffert, and it was produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, etc).

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Review: A Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

Source: New York Times » Music

Bartlett Sher’s staging of “L’Elisir d’Amore” features Pretty Yende, who will take on an even more demanding role at the Met in April.

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Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single “Semiprecious Life”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single
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Tenderfoot
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tenderfootmusic
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

Brooklyn via Seattle Tenderfoot‘s newest single "Semiprecious Life" (streaming) has a low hum which lends a calming touch to a song about an existential crisis. The track, which is included in the upcoming LP Break Apart (out February 2nd), features frontman Adam Kendall Woods’s breathy voice waxing about his old and changing home of Seattle, as construction noises ...

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Graham Coxon shares “Walking All Day” from ‘The End of the F***ing World’ soundtrack

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon wrote the score, as well as songs, for Netflix’s excellent new limited series The End of the F***ing World, and he’s just announced that that soundtrack will be out digitally this month, with vinyl in March.

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Nellie McKay played Joe’s Pub (pics), singing ‘Popeye’ in NYC ++ other shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Welcome to Joe’s Pub! What a shithole!” That’s how Nellie McKay, referencing our President, greeted the crowd for her Joe’s Pub show on Monday (1/15) which was part of this year’s APAP industry conference as well as The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival…

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Tracey Thorn preps ‘Record’ ft. Warpaint & Corinne Bailey Ray (stream “Queen”)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

I think I’ve always written songs which chronicle the milestones of a woman’s life,” Tracey says of Record. “Different ages and stages, different realities not often discussed in pop lyrics. If 2010’s Love and Its Opposite was my mid-life album—full of divorce and hormones—then Record represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new ‘no fucks given’ phase of life.”

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Birch’s politically aware pop takes the stage at Baby’s All Right on 1.27

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Birch’s politically aware pop takes the stage at Baby’s All Right on 1.27
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Birch
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Mainstream Pop
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NYC

“You bought yourself a gun, you think it makes you safer / And stop telling me what to do with my body, it’s my fucking body” Michelle Birsky sings on Birch’s synth-pop slow dancer “Pick Sides.” It can be difficult to confront large societal issues while maintaining the accessibility of pop music, but Birch pulls it off with tact, ...

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Grant-Lee Phillips preps new LP (stream 3 songs), touring with Kristin Hersh

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Grant-Lee Phillips (Grant-Lee Buffalo, The Gilmore Girls) will release new album Widdershins on February 23 via YepRoc. “I’m drawing from the urgency of the moment,” says Phillips who was inspired this time around by “the things that eat away in the late hours.”

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