"I don't think any indie pop bands or fans really cried out for attention," Clyde Erwin Barretto told the Voice in this week's feature about the recent rise of New York's indie pop scene. Well, they're getting some.
The NYC Popfest, co-organized by Barretto, recently marked its sixth year of celeb ... More >>
Nicolas Jaar: From Scratch
Sunday, February 5
Better than: A just-press-play-and-hide-behind-the-laptop DJ.
The 21-year old American-Chilean electronic producer Nicolas Jaar has ambition. In the past two years, he's released seven EPs and the full-length Space Is Only Noise; he runs ... More >>
Doom-folk lifer Larkin Grimm is known mostly for 2008's desolate, pastoral daymare Parplar and her colorfully wry outlook (her hilarious MySpace post about attending SXSW in 2009 is required reading). The last four years have been nothing short of monumental for Grimm; she moved to Spanish Harlem, l ... More >>
One-man haunted house Oneohtrix Point Never has been bleeping on the Yes In My Backyard radar since his two-disc escape-from-sanity synth meditation Rifts dropped in 2009, leaving a bloody trail of John Carpenter zone-outs and Tangerine Nightmares. In the two years since, he's been a leading ... More >>
The cover of Driphouse's Root 91.Driphouse is a dizzying cumulus cloud of leapfrogging electronic squelch courtesy of Daren Ho, formerly of Iowa City psych-noise institution Raccoo-oo-oon. Ho made the trip to Brooklyn in 2008, and since then his sparkling, crystalline synth tones (released on ... More >>