Summertime at McCarren Park in Williamsburg is picturesque. It’s often filled with a mix of people, old and young, picnicking or sitting in the shade, running along the track or playing soccer (or football, depending on where you’re from). It’s also connected to a now defunct McCarren (swimming) pool which transforms into an outdoor concert space on Sundays during the summer. In the past, performers such as Leslie Feist, M.I.A., The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Broken Social Scene have performed.
Syracuse group Ra Ra Riot call their sound ‘healing’ and ‘easy listening’. Others have labeled them as Nu Wave. Whatever. We spoke with Alexandra from the band to get the lowdown: ‘Whenever we are asked by strangers, like the security people at airports, we always say we’re ‘rock n’ roll’. We might even throw in […]
This is week two of our big subscriber drive. As we noted in our earlier post, we really want more people to check into the site and sign up to the newsletter, and to encourage you to spread the word, we have a stack of CDs to give away. And when I say a stack, I mean a wobbling, teetering stack. The grand prize, which will be dished out to one lucky, randomly selected winner, comes courtesy of our good friends at Universal Music [check the list of albums at the bottom of this post]. On top of this, for the next two weeks, we’ll also be giving away new Basement Digs / Stones Throw releases thanks to our good friends at Creative Vibes to randomly selected people who help to spread the good word. Let’s face it … sharing really is caring.
We’ve gushed over Feist plenty of times before, but it’s time to talk about Feist’s ’1234′ music video entered by Patrick Daughters in this year’s Portable Film Festival (oh by the way, the festival is now open). ‘Shot in one take, it has been cleverly choreographed to create a quirky stream of colour and movement’. […]
This week kicks off a big subscriber drive on Lost At E Minor. We really want more people to check into the site and sign up to the newsletter, and we’re prepared to pay you to help us get there. Well, in CDs anyway. And only one of you. Chosen at random. But it’s a bumper of a prize featuring a stack of albums from our good friends at Universal Music.
It’s the fourth of July here in New York, a day of patriotism, fireworks and hotdogs; sleep-ins, strong coffees, and rooftop barbies. Yup, god bless America and this damn pleasant national holiday. [illustration by Marcos Chin] Listen to the Feist song, My Moon My Man.
If you haven’t heard the Peter Bjorn and John song Young Folks you’ve been under a rock. Or at least somewhere far away from the radio, which is lucky for you because I’m well over it. However, I do like this cover. Kentucky-born New York performer and sound engineer Dawn Landes has recorded a version […]
There’s an excellent MP3 mix on the Marathon Packs blog featuring the likes of !!!, Field Music [pictured], Feist and Apostle of Hustle amongst many others. I’ve had it constant rotation since I chanced upon it. [see also Vampire Weekend]
Fronted by the ethereal Kate Bush-like vocals of Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes creates atmospheric, almost hymn-like music, weaving wicked melodies around simple instrumentation. [see also Feist] Listen to the Bat For Lashes song, Prescilla.
The expert compilers of European record label Wagram in collaboration with the editors of Elle magazine have selected the cream of female voices from around the world in this superb compilation called Voices Of Beauty. It really is kinda special, a femme fatale led foray into the world of roots, indie and dreamy pop music […]