Giving A New Meaning to Drone Wars, Drunken Sufis

The formerly Washington, D.C.-based/currently Brooklyn-based “anti-hypocrisy” punk band, Drunken Sufis has been writing and performing angular songs since 2009. Yesterday the band released its latest album, titled DroneWars (Bad Friend Records). Imagine a futuristic Baghdad, where contractors handle everything. There is no government. No rule of law. No belief system. Only a laissez-faire doctrine that holds everything […]

On The Road with Alexander and The Grapes

Last summer, Florida-based Alexander and The Grapes released their debut full length record Hemispheres via New Granada. Its 12-song tracklist offers a deeply personal and reflective vignette of frontman Alexander Charos. Now, nearly 10 months since its release, the band is touring venues across the East Coast, and will be performing alongside Boston’s Pretty & Nice this […]

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 […]

Passenger Peru Remasters and Rereleases in 2013

Brooklyn-based band Passenger Peru, consisting of Justin Stivers and Justin Gonzales, is preparing for a reissue of their newly remastered self-titled album that the band originally released in September of last year. Both lyrically and instrumentally, this album is a journey. According to their facebook page, this reflects the lives of the members while they […]

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 […]

The Sweetest Thing To Come Out Of Brooklyn’s Rap Scene In Forever

At the Nouveau Casino in Paris on March 20th during the final stop on Kilo Kish and The Internet’s European tour, fewer words could downright describe the unnerving charm on display–an achievement which may be unfamiliar for some at a rap concert. Kish grabbed the mic, clad in effortless chic, with her soft, innocent demeanor, […]

Univers: There’s no Fire in Space, but There’s Hail

Spiraling through atmospheric drone riffs and surf rock, Univers’ guitar melodies sound as if outer space were crashing into the ocean. The guttural vocals hold a strange Joy Division ‘80s vibe, but definitely sound like the droning omnipotence of the Universe itself. So, if you ever had one of those weird moments where it seemed like the universe […]

Backstage with Adam Schatz of Landlady, Man Man, Father Figures, Zongo Junction, The Shoe Ins, Those Darlins, and Mrs. Adam Schatz

Not too long back we spontaneously reviewed a concert in New York City when local musician Adam Schatz played with his band Landlady at Pianos. Prior to the show, there were no plans for coverage lined up, but because the gig was so outstanding, we wrote up a quick piece covering the night and Mr. […]

Emo According to Autre Ne Veut

Brooklyn’s Arthur Ashin–Autre Ne Veut–has drawn a new blueprint for emotional music with his newest album, Anxiety (Mexican Summer). Each song on Ashin’s second full-length album is a focused take on emotional music in a post-emo culture with a distinct and highly conceptual pattern: For the full effect, prime some blown-out synth pop reverbed in double- […]