In 2010, YIMBY praised the debut 7" of noise-punk night terror Yvette, a "hard-edged, ultraviolent, spooktacular response to years of the fluttery squish of Animal Collective." They've finally returned with a follow-up, "Erosion" b/w "Cold Sweat" (out this week on the God Mode imprint of piglet-fuck ... More >>
In 2005, the Village Voice's music editor, Chuck Eddy, its web editor, Nick Catucci, and their intern, Nick Sylvester, had the novel idea that the Voice's music section might become something more than a once a week proposition. The eventual result of this idea was something called Riff Raff, ... More >>
It's one of our great regrets we were out of town the weekend SOTC pals Mr. Dream invited a bunch of people to put on ski masks and come rob their practice space while they were playing in it, but at least now we have the video evidence--shot in 1:1 security cam verité, no less. The song is ... More >>
Pic via NYC TaperYes, we are quite fond of not-at-all-lo-fi Brooklyn rock band Mr. Dream. Yes, we know several of the dudes therein personally. And yes, there some of us were, Friday night at Glasslands, for a sold-out show capping a huge week for the band: Their debut album, Trash Hit, is ou ... More >>
You will have your type of nostalgia, and we will have ours: to us, the debut LP from Brooklyn trio Mr. Dream (out today, at last) feels like a dazed walk back through the last 25 years of Jesus Lizard, Big Black, and Nirvana records, all arch sarcasm, drawling melodies, a peculiarly grown-up ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week!
James Murphy, pulling no punches.Dear fellow illumin ... More >>
Our pal Nick Sylvester passes along the info and flyer for a show he's curating with Columbia and Barnard's WBAR radio station, featuring his own band, the Best of New York-garlanded Mr. Dream, along with recent YIMBY honorees (and in-house SOTC favorites) Sweet Bulbs, the ex-Hercules and Lov ... More >>
"The idea was to have a visual identity before the band even started, before the music started. It kind of worked because people would be like, 'Dude, what is this? What is No Age?'"
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood wearing the No Age "Classic" in January 2008
Dean Spunt's first band was a punk-rock ou ... More >>
So NYC disco non-revivalists Escort -- recall their Muppet-assisted clip for 2007's "All Through the Night" -- have returned with their own tense, swaggering version of "Cocaine Blues," putting their own spin on the long-mutating track by "making the groove harder, adding more hooks, fleshing ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithTila Tequila, trying to tame an angry mob with party-store supplies
There was bound to be a problem at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos--and there was. In one corner, we have a Playboy-model-turned-reality TV star who became famous only because she had the most fr ... More >>
No photos because they searched us for photographic devices on the way in.
So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. Pitchfork.tv taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>
Stereogum is already calling these guys post-"Knuckle Sandwich," which is funny--writing the next song is just what bands are supposed to do, right? Nevertheless, that site's Brandon Stosuy is indeed onto something: if "Knuckle Sandwich" was the howling, hobo-killing winter theme song for any ... More >>
First Vampire Weekend make an ostensibly California-themed record, and now it seems clear that the primary mythology of the new and upcoming LCD Soundsystem record will focus heavily on the awesome California mansion in which it was recorded. New York, rep for your own! Anyway, for the record, the ... More >>
At Housing Works in Soho. Starring Greil Marcus, Jace Clayton, Carrie Brownstein, Josh Eels, Charles Taylor, Jace Clayton, Paul Ford, Nick Sylvester, Bill Hogeland, and Jesse Serwer. The dude who wrote that rad essay about being a schoolteacher in New Orleans and how much his students revered ... More >>