After its Saturday night performance at 285 Kent, Extra Life will be no more. On November 13, the band shared news of the "amicable" breakup on its blog: "While it's somewhat difficult to articulate exactly why, let's just say that the inner creative momentum driving the band has stalled." In short, ... More >>
Modern life as we know it is nearly impossible to picture without electricity and the things it powers. What if the plug was suddenly and irrevocably yanked? What manner of sonic amuse bouches might stand-in for sweaty basement power-electronic sets and hermetic minimalist noise listening sessions? ... More >>
T. Albert Rittmann
The mutant mush of Singer is buoyant indie-pop distorted through a prism of molecular synth science. A nebulous whorl like the murky memory of a favorite melody, it's the product of Chicago avant-indie veterans turned Brooklyn blissmakers: Robert Lowe of one-man cloud machi ... More >>
Fresh off providing his guitar to the Santigold-featuring-Karen O track "Go", Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner will on Wednesday (May 11) lead 41 Strings, an event to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day (and yes, the organizers probably know that Earth Day was last month). Also l ... More >>
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Hisham Bharoocha has been the reigning Brooklyn blissout champ since his days pummeling tom-toms in Black Dice's dreamiest epoch. His solo project, Soft Circle, debuted in 2006 as a platform for fea ... More >>