• Member’s of Wall/Beverly Release New Track “Fate/Glory”

    Photo by Colin Sussingham & Josie Keefe   Too often do newly formed supergroups lose sight of their aspirations and ambitions, yet New York based quartet Public Practice reign in their individual strengths with their upcoming debut EP, Distance is a Mirror. Including members from post-punk act WALL and dream-pop band Beverly, singer Sam York, guitarist Vince McClelland, synth/bassist and vocalist Drew Citron, and drummer/programmer and producer Scott Rosenthal combine stark yet danceable grooves in their lead single, “Fate/Glory”. York’s smoky vocals chant over convulsing guitars, a twist on one’s perception and chock full of pleasurable contradictions as it bounces from steady hooks to a final surge of energy in…

  • Artists On Our Radar: Joe Gallagher

    Artist: Joe Gallagher   Originally from Tacoma, Washington, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Joe Gallagher’s perspective on the shift from the pace of living from the West coast to the East coast is depicted in his vibrant and colorful paintings. Containing disproportionate and excessive features, Gallagher’s contemporary style of overlapping characters represents individuals who live and thrive together despite their differing backgrounds. Each face and feature remains distinct and unique, and although some characters may seem to fade in the background while others jump to our attention, they are all universally interconnected and affect the direction that our lives will inevitably take. Gallagher draws inspiration from dream interpretation…

  • Jazz in the Spotlight with Brooklyn’s A Tree Grows

    Photo by Amber Gress   One of the most fascinating things about music as an artform is its ability to touch and inspire the soul of so many that it can unite a community around it. It is the hearth of a community, so to speak, giving hope and reflection in a society cluttered with noise and information overload. Just like the Brooklyn rock explosion that occurred several years ago, jazz in this legendary corner of NYC has been undergoing a renaissance. With Manhattan being overly expensive these days and artists finding it harder to find gigs there, Brooklyn has come to play a vital role in the city’s larger…

  • Music Video Premiere: We Are Temporary’s “Give Me More” Meets Sexual Innocence With Utmost Dread

      A one man army, We Are Temporary instills a jarring balance between mysterious and murky dark depths and clean-cut clarity. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Mark Roberts combines elements of electronic, dream-pop, minimal techno and goth music to represent his own artistic craft with existential undertones throughout. Drawing comparisons to acts like early Skinny Puppy and Crystal Castles, We Are Temporary released his debut album Crossing Over in February of this year and has since toured Germany where he performed at the Wave Gotik Treffen, an annual festival in Leipzig featuring dark music and arts from around the world. Roberts is preparing for another European tour in January and…

  • Mixtape Monday With Kanine Records

      Founded in 2002 in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, Kanine Records stemmed from an idea that Lio and Kay Kanine had, which was simply to share their joint love for local bands and music with the rest of the world. Lio Kanine had been involved with DJing and booking bands at venues around town and they decided to release a 20 track compilation of unsigned acts from Brooklyn and New York City entitled NY: The Next Wave. The response they received was so much more than the two ever expected, eventually earning them worldwide recognition. Since the success of NY: The Next Wave, Lio and Kay have been releasing critically…

  • Shana Falana Takeover!

        Spanning across the last twenty years, Shana Falana started in 1995 out of the DIY scene in San Francisco. Eight years later, Falana left California to move to New York to pursue her own music career in the Brooklyn music scene. Upon meeting drummer Mike Amari over their mutual love for Bauhaus, the visionary powerhouse duo set off on tour shortly after. With the release of their 2015 album off Team Love Records, Set Your Lightning Fire Free, Falana ingeniously crafts a record filled with ten uplifting and experimental tracks. As the album title suggests, Falana tears down preconceived notions of any so-called rules while making this album,…

  • Sneak Peak: Small Black’s “Boys Life”

      Brooklyn-based band Small Black will release their new album, Best Blues, on October 16th. A ten track album revolving around the concept of memories and loss, Best Blues is “an attempt to re-examine the past, but also one to let it go.” Amidst the many items lost and discovered by singer Josh Hayden Kolenik after Hurricane Sandy destroyed his family’s home is a faded photograph of a women walking the shore at dusk. With no certain recollection of memories attached to the photo on their album cover, Small Black persuades the viewer to construct their own personal account of this forgotten image. Their song for “Boys Life” echoes these…

  • Sneak Preview: Matthew Anderson’s Lunar Tide

      Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter and composer Matthew Anderson has been immersed in creating music for as far back as he can remember. Defining music as a sense of “discovery”, Anderson succeeds in interweaving aspects of contemporary classical, rock, pop, folk, and jazz music into a work that’s both new and profound. His new solo record, Lunar Tide, is set to be released on Tuesday, July 7th. His album features performances from Ricky Petraglia (Carbon Mirage, Ponyhof), Finnegan Shanahan (Contemporaneous, Jherek Bischoff), along with other guests, and was mastered by Joe Lambert (Sharon Van Etten, The National, Johnny Cash, Washed Out). You can keep up to date with Matthew Anderson and…

  • Treasures

      Treasures was a devised performance piece incorporating mask and puppets.  The piece was originally developed as part of The Cave installation.    A group show, The Cave was presented at Frontrunner Gallery March 16th-31st, 2012. Produced by Corinne Beardsley, 20 artists and performers built a cave out of cardboard and wheat pasting newsprint to paint, draw, install sculpture, soundscapes, and host performances of music and theater. The show inhabited two spaces at 59 Franklin St. – a 400 square foot gallery, and its project space in the deep caverns of the building. The audience discovered the dark spaces using crafted flashlight torches. The Cave was a post-apocalyptic space that had been abandoned…