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Butchers And Bakers

Butchers & Bakers: Brunch (MP3 Review)

Butchers And Bakers

From Brooklyn comes Butchers & Bakers, a quartet that clashes 90s girl group rock vocals of artists like Sleater Kinney and Rainer Maria with the laid-back, modern electricity of current pseudo-electronic rock/pop groups. “Brunch”, the lead and title track on the band’s new single, features a punchy guitar riff, laid back vocals and a melodic, surreal keyboard. There are a lot of influences and styles going on in “Brunch” and it makes for a sound quite interesting and unique. Read More »Butchers & Bakers: Brunch (MP3 Review)

Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold (Album Review)

Parquet Courts

Everyone seems to be talking about Parquet Courts lately, so I thought I’d throw my name into the hat and say: Me too! And here’s the conundrum. The album came out in August on Dull Tools, but it comes out (again!?) on January 15 via What’s Your Rupture? Records. So do we classify it as a 2012 album or a 2013? Given the year-end lists have been compiled and the fact that I really, really dig Light Up Gold, I’m saying 2013. Read More »Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold (Album Review)

Dangerous Cans: Feature

Dangerous Cans

Let me introduce you to Dangerous Cans, the new project of Brooklyn electro-pop artist Brian Time. He notes that others have commented that his new singles, including “Feel Something” and “Pretty Trash”, have remnants of what makes Washed Out great. Yeah, I can hear it, but Time does a good job distancing himself from sounding too-much like Ernest Greene and creating his own sound. Read More »Dangerous Cans: Feature

Lightouts [Feature]

  • Cyndi 


Brooklyn based Lightouts are Greg Nelson and Gavin Rhodes. The duo creates thick and fully developed rock music pulsing with electric guitar solos and clean, rolling harmonies. Progressive and balanced, the band’s sound is reminiscent of 90’s alt rock and 70’s glam rock dance halls; their music just makes you feel good. These guys have a true gift for musicianship, structure, and layering; they know what they’re doing and they do it well. Frivolous, motivated, tightly focused and refreshingly energetic, Lightouts are a welcomed cure for winter blues. Read More »Lightouts [Feature]

Conversion Party Band

Conversion Party: Favors [Album Review]

Conversion Party boasts a sound that draws influence from classic indie rock, with squealing post rock guitars backed by clever riffs and fronted by emotive vocals and cunning lyrics. Favors is the band’s new EP, out this past week on Open Kimono. “False Teeth” opens the 4-song EP with those emotive vocals, then we get dosed with multiple vocalists in the anthemic “In The Mountains”. Though these songs are a bit different in style, both are massively good.

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Ryan Trott: Spirit Home [Album Review]


Ryan Trott released my favorite 7″ Single of 2010. It wasn’t under the name given him by his parents; instead it was Family Trees’ Dream Talkin’. Trott is back and this time he’s going solo with an eight-song EP dubbed Spirit Home. If you loved the beachy pop Family Trees gave us, and the experimental garage pop of band-mate Son Of Rams, you’ll dig Trott’s solo stuff. Spirit Home is a bit more in the vein of Family Trees, packed with plenty of great lo-fi pop. Read More »Ryan Trott: Spirit Home [Album Review]

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