Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone, the duo behind Brooklyn dream-pop outfit Belle Mare, think it's funny when I ask if they're romantically involved. Walking through the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on a crowded Saturday afternoon, they insist they're more like siblings. Though you (correctly) wouldn ... More >>
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
By Jaime Lees
When I found out that Taylor Swift's new album, Red, would be available via Papa John's Pizza delivery, I pretty much had the same thoughts I had upon hearing the first single off of Red: The fuck? Followed by: Mmmm. Tasty.
Modern record labels are working hard to find new ways to ge ... More >>
CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
This weekend, the New York music scene continued to show its support for injured rock and soul DJ Jonathan Toubin with numerous benefits in his honor. Brooklyn Bowl ... More >>
Brooklyn swoon-rock trio Widowspeak mix the dreamy, staring-out-the-car-window drear of Mazzy Star and the more muscular propulsion of Kill Rock Stars-era indie. Torn between wistful and meaty, nostalgic and crunchy, their self-released cassette naturally fell into the eager hands of local me ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn drift-and-strum duo Christy and Emily (a.k.a. Christy Edwards and Emily Manzo) have spent a few years in Brooklyn developing their viscous slurry, which--as of last year's YIMBY staple "Lov ... More >>
Erika Wennerstrom: "I want to sound like Nico and Lou Reed."
photo by Cambria HarkeyDave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh
Heartless Bastards are having an incredible year: a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, great reviews for their latest record The Mountain, and an appearance on ... More >>
I loved Built to Spill in college -- most of my mixtapes might as well have been "Kicked It in the Sun" on a loop for 90 minutes -- but drifted a bit upon my initial stumble into "adulthood," finding the band's gruff, hirsute, meat-and-potatoes-and-then-more-meat indie-guitar jams a bit staid and ... More >>