If an endeavor involves music in some way, Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy probably does it; she's mastered so many different musical endeavors, she's like a musical Danny DeVito. From DJing at her college radio station to spinning with David Mancuso at his fabled loft parties to remixing top-tier bands (und ... More >>
Oneohtrix Point Never The Studio At Webster Hall Tuesday, March 6 Better than: Being in an actual coma, I suppose. There were only twenty or so people left standing in Webster Hall's basement at the end Oneohtrix Point Never's performance last night. The majority of the audience had slowly trickle ... More >>
Massachusetts/Baltimore conceptual-rock unit Cave BearsNick Williams and Carrie Bren, with occasional gueststear into sound with an almost childlike avidity and intensity, challenging preconceived notions about how music can or should sound. YouTube examples of their uncompromis ... More >>
Jon LeoneMeditative blisscrafters Mountains are Brooklyn's finest young purveyors of pillowy drifts, true masters of the airy drone. Over six fantastically fluffy years, Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp have explored different combinations of otherworldy hum and fluttery post-Fahey acoustic ... More >>
In defense of the nostalgia-steeped genre Ariel Pink both invented and abandoned
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. 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 >>
A winsome mix of Pink Floyd and Sesame Street
Brooklyn naturalists make racket with gadgets, but why?
TV Commercials, Old Ravers, and Australian Weirdos Surrender to Chillout's Narcoleptic Bliss
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.