Devendra Banhart really, really wants you to dance.
With "Golden Girls," the lead-off track on Mala, which dropped on Nonesuch Records this week, he implores the listener to do just that: Banhart hypnotically chants "Get on the dance floor" as the flames from a steady burn of strings and crashing c ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday.
Today we're publishing our interview wit ... More >>
"That's exactly what I'm going for: psychedelic yacht-rock."
There's no keeping-up with Colin Langenus these days. Ever since the USA Is a Monster, America's premiere prog-noise outfit for most of the last decade, called it a day in 2009, the burly singer-songwriter and guitarist has been hu ... More >>
In the 1950's, the Dave Brubeck Quartet began experimenting with time, particularly odd-meters and polyrhythms. The resulting compositions, which would have sunk lesser musicians, are Brubeck's most enduring works-- the wonky "Raggy Waltz," the luscious "Blue Rondo A La Turk," and "Take Five," wh ... More >>