Frankfurt’s Young Hare Releases Debut Album

 There’s a small label in Germany called Altin Village & Mine that’s been releasing record after record of high-quality dance tunes (among other genres of music) since 2001. Their latest act is a duo from Frankfurt, Young Hare, that’s celebrating its full-length debut this month. Unbreak My Heart includes nine songs that explore movement and depth […]

Marissa Nadler’s July

Read reviews of Marissa Nadler‘s past releases on the Internet and find the often-used adjective “haunting.” “Her vocals are haunting,” people write. I thought about this point while listening to her new record July (Scared Bones/Bella Union) in full for the first time, pondering how the adjective would take its form. [youtube http://youtu.be/oujt6RBhmog] In July, Nadler recalls […]

An Elliott Smith Tribute Concert: Why ?

Hello! My name is Jen. I work at Believe Digital in NYC and on the side I run thebomberjacket.com. ^That is how I started many emails a couple months ago when I decided to commit to organizing this Elliott Smith tribute show here in New York. I am writing this now because two nights ago, […]

TBJ Interviews Holy Esque’s Manager, Matt Sadowski

It is a small world and an even smaller music industry. Back in April 2012 THE BOMBER JACKET covered a Scottish band, Holy Esque. Admittedly a bit embarrassingly irritated by how the band seemed to bleed “hipness,” the writer (it was me, haha) presented a conflicted view of the band and its music (yes, they […]

An In-Depth Interview with Dan Goldin from Exploding In Sound Records

If you’ve explored the Boston or New York City music scenes in the last five years, you may have heard about “a guy” from something called Exploding In Sound, a name that began as an Internet blog to support up and coming bands in the local scenes and beyond. The “guy” is Dan Goldin, a […]

Introducing Scotland’s Washington Irving

Every year there’s a small group of Scottish musicians that emerge in the United States at international festivals, or they join fellow homeland bands for opening slots on U.S. tours. Successful names that have grown into their own and returned for tours consistently year after year include Belle and Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised […]

Pretty & Nice Finally Release Their Golden Record, Golden Rules For Golden People

Editor’s Note: We try to refrain from first-person blog-style pieces on THE BOMBER JACKET. There are reasons behind this decision that we don’t need to explain now, but here is an immediate heads-up: This article is going to be a first-person, blog-style piece. Yeah! The New York University Journalism Handbook For Students (haha) defines a […]

Choral Twang and Abundant Banjo in The Sweater Set’s New Album

To dissect the 14 songs of The Sweater Set‘s new album Oh Visitor is an arduous task; the album has layers upon layers of detailed sound that peeks out and exposes itself with each new listen. The Washington, D.C. band cites a range of genre influences in this third studio album, from country, to folk, […]

Benjamin Riedl’s Other Dance Project Everyone Should Embrace: PTTRNS

Last month we introduced readers to Urban Homes, a German dance outfit composed of four musicians from Cologne. One of the musicians, Benjamin Riedl, has another act that is garnering copious amounts of attention from Germany and abroad, called PTTRNS. Riedel must have been busy in the last year because as of April 12, both […]

Bunny’s A Swine Releases A Couple Songs and Teases Us All in Five Minutes

“When the TV’s gone, will you like me better?” Emerson Stevens and Candace Clement question nonchalantly at a fast pace, alongside pleasantly grinding guitar strums with a pinch of twang. “TV” is Side A of Bunny’s A Swine‘s new 7″ release, TR-06-AA, that the Northampton, Massachusetts band recorded, mixed, and produced with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab […]