Our third and final rooftop video with the Brooklyn-based musician.Read More
Our second rooftop video with the Brooklyn-based musician.Read More
Joe Wakeman & Bodega Bay say Merry Christmas with a video premiere of Our Brand Could Be Your Life stand-out "Notoriety."Read More
The Spookfish on a roof.Read More
We return to our rooftop series with Ben Baumbach of Weekend Fantasy.Read More
Our final installment in a three-part video rooftop series on the Melbourne-based group.Read More
The second installment in a three-part video rooftop series on the Melbourne-based group.Read More
The boys from Good Morning play a song from their upcoming release as a part of our new rooftop video series.Read More
Blood, love, and NYC.Read More
Clemons' music is just sitting in the vast public index of the clearnet, waiting to be discovered in a moment of Internet serendipity.Read More
Written by Caleb Oldham
Sports Coach is the moniker of J. Thatcher May, a prolific post-punk artist based in Boston who has already come out with five releases since November and is currently underway on a sixth. May's work resides somewhere between the ironic, self-aware and the unapologetically sentimental. Themes of worthlessness, death, and failed relationships are coupled with chorus-drenched guitars — all from the perspective of a fictional sports coach. Song titles like "life is a joke and u r pointless... don't let this song inspire u," or "I'D TRADE MY WHOLE TEAM FOR A DOG" might lead one to believe that the whole project is a joke. The music, however, tells a different story — it's inventive and powerful, taking the energy from punk and the melodic sensibility of jangle pop.
Listen to more of Sports Coach on May's Bandcamp.
Written By Caleb Oldham
At one of our latest events, we put a couch and 5 people in an elevator and filmed it. One of these people happened to be Steele Kratt, the drummer of The Britanys. Watch, as we talk about everything from cereal preferences to hidden secrets of the human experience.
February 28, 2015 some 80+ individuals gathered into a basement at 619 West 113 street.
They had Breakfast.
Written by Caleb Oldham
Liberty Styles blends blues standards, synths, and looping vocals to establish the pulsating framework of a song that she then tap dances over. Her live shows are frenetic, usually culminating in a communal celebration of dance. For all her stylistic complexity, her message is anything but: she sings about loving her family and friends, because, as she put it in an interview with us last December, "People make my world go round, and they completely shape who I am." Liberty’s artistry implores us to celebrate not only those around us, but also our bodies, and simply, the present.
The video for "My Life" is a compilation of Super 8 footage from her father's childhood and a live performance she gave in the basement of Potluck House at Columbia. It's a healthy mix of Liberty's appreciation for the people in her life, and what you can expect to see at Battle of the Bands at 7:30 in Lerner Party Space at Columbia University.
Listen to more of Liberty Styles on her Soundcloud.
Written by Caleb Oldham
The evening begins and you're with your friends drinking to get drunk. The mood quickly transitions from a stiff shuffling to loose laughter, and as people begin to arrive the rhythm of the night really kicks in. You're the king of the party and a red Solo cup is your chalice, but drinking is about the rise and the fall, and before you know it you're on the floor clinging to the toilet. Most of the time blackouts end there, but then there are those nights you turn into a vampire and stumble off to hunt down your ex.
Directed by Columbia film student Sam Piland, the music video for Vaughn PM's "Don't Fail Us / The Stories" succeeds in capturing the transition from a funky bounce to a warm, downtempo stagger. According to the Piland the video "explores both sides of the bottle - drinking until you can't see the bottom, and drinking until you can't see yourself anymore."
Listen to more of Vaughn PM's music here: soundcloud.com/clubtrilli0n
Or download the track for free here: http://vaughnpm.com/
Video Credit to Hi Fi Snock Uptown and Sebastian Choe
Written by Graham Johnson
Upper West Side DIY music venue Hi Fi Snock Uptown hosted its fifth full show in December with the jazz improvisational duo MC , pop solo act Agatha Claw, psychedelic rock group Sunspeaker, and a collaboration between grunge act Miserable Chillers and singer-songwriter Madeline Steinberg of Absolute Mess. The next showcase will be sometime in mid-February, Snock sources say. Jack Wilding, a loose Snock affiliate, would also like to make known that his black shirt is still missing. Sources were unable to confirm whether or not the shirt had, in fact, been stolen or if Wilding was covering up his own careless loss of an expensive clothing item.
Playing off ideas of “fog” and “kingdoms,” the official theme of the show was billed as “Fog Kingdom.” Lead organizer Michael Blair was unwilling to comment on the sociopolitical implications of embracing and celebrating the Medieval Era in the theme choice - an era marked by feudalist economic systems, widespread violence, and chivalry.
Recordings of the bands which played the showcase can be found at Hi Fi Snock’s Soundcloud. The venue’s website and a complete archive of past shows - including a guest appearance by Scarlett Johannson of Don Jon fame and a performance art piece of a live waterbirth - can be found at hifisnockuptown.com.
By Maurice Marion
Is rap really a male art form? Can women feel included, represented, and respected in hip-hop culture? Is it fair for contemporary feminist thinkers to write off hip-hop as chauvinistic and exclusionary? These are the questions director Soleil and producer/editor Sebastian Choe ask in The Life That Chose She, “a visual play of DJ mixes, art, video and interviews produced by young hip-hop women.” Sebastian gives us gorgeous shots and meticulous lighting that make for some real eye candy — check it.