The best new music I’ve heard recently is coming out of the East Coast. The band Full On is fronted by Shana Falana, who has been part of the music scene for the past decade, with a voice that is both gorgeous and tough. She’ll grab you and pull you in. Rawk on!
Brooklyn-band Hypernova’s new music video was shot and directed by Common Machine’s Director of Photography, Richard Patterson, on Profoto’s spanking new, lighting packs, enabling the video to be shot on a stills camera. There are actually more than 16,000 stills that make up the video, the first time it’s ever been done like this.
I love Kyp Malone. I’d love him even if he weren’t guitarist and singer for one of the best bands out there, TV On The Radio. See, Kyp’s just a rock solid, totally unpretentious, good guy. He gives good hugs. Our kids play together and have sleepovers. I had mostly forgotten that Kyp was a rock star.
Brooklyn band, Amazing Baby have a new album — Rewild — the product of love and sustaining the loss of it, a car crash, and a fourteen-piece orchestra — and a damn fine Secret Playlist. Simon O’Connor gave us the inside word on the music that’s been inspiring them of late, starting with the Cocteau [...]
Here We Go Magic came together fairly organically, just over a year ago, from the haze of an old Brooklyn party. Though Luke Temple (founder and lead singer) was known as the main creative force behind much of this first album. Working primarily on his own at the time, he still admits not really knowing [...]
My band shared a bill with Brooklyn neofolk outfit Cult of Youth when we opened for ex-Swans vocalist/keyboardist Jarboe. Though Cult of Youth can trace their lineage to bands like Death in June and Sol Invictus, frontman Sean Ragon’s almost screeching vocals and punkish songwriting made me think of the Pogues, which is a good [...]
It’s been a surreal, full-throttle journey for Brooklyn group, Tiny Masters Of Today. Almost overnight, the teenage brother and sister duo went from a few homemade recordings on a MySpace page to collaborating with Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fred Schneider, and Gibby Haynes. We asked one half of them, [...]
The music of Brooklyn’s Thomas Kozumplik and Lorne Watson from Loop 2.4.3 utilizes a variety of percussive instruments, from marimba and steel drum to tom-toms, bongos and snares, temple bowls and wood blocks, opera gongs and electronics. On their brilliant new album, Zodiac Dust, the band uses two new instruments, the eLog and Rose Echo, [...]
On their forthcoming album, Get Over It!, Care Bears On Fire, the Brooklyn-based pop-punk trio of indie girl rockers, combine a propulsive beat with witty lyrics that relate the insecurities of adolescence, nicely captured on the tracks, Barbie Eat a Sandwich, an hilarious assault on women’s beauty standards, and this one, the first single, Everybody [...]
Rewild is the new album from Amazing Baby, as apt a mission statement as the Brooklyn collective could get. Says lead singer, Will Roan, of the recording: ‘We are fascinated with escapism and creating small worlds that can stand alone or be connected as stories within the context of our album. We write the songs [...]
The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a collection of musicians and artists from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn who perform live as an eight-member powerhouse, creating an eye-popping spectacle more akin to a spiritual church revival than a rock show. We have their single, 15 to 20, available for free download via the Music Download section of [...]
The latest in the flurry of experimental Brooklyn bands, Telepathe, have attracted some serious attention since the release of their debut LP Dance Mother last week. Although produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek — enough of an accolade to draw thousands alone — the band are by no means riding on the crest [...]
Silver Summit make the sort of hazy psych-folk that would suit a long, night-time drive through the badlands. Incorporating an array of acoustic instruments, strings, slide guitar, and haunting female vocals into gossamer melodies, the collective sound like they hail from a dusty town on the Great Plains rather than their native Brooklyn. [audio:http://languageofstone.com/silver_summit.mp3]
We have a copy of the awesome School of Seven Bells Alpinisms CD, and a Half Asleep 7″, to give away to a randomly selected LAEM subscriber. To be in the draw, just leave a message under this post saying why you really must have it. Entries close Tuesday afternoon.
With their dynamic and exciting electro-pop sound, Brooklyn group School of Seven Bells are just about the hottest thing out of the borough this year since fluoro coloured hair combs made their omnipresent comeback.