Monthly Archives: January 2012

Band Discovery: Balam Acab

Balam Acab is 20-year-old Philadelphian electronic producer Alec Koone. The type of music that he creates is classified by critics as “witch house” – music that is slow, gloomy, and atmospheric yet allows a darkly beauty to shine through. One … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Tanlines

Tanlines are Jessie Cohen and Eric Emm, Brooklyn-based production duo, who specialize in sunny-hazed and tropical flavored electronic dance music. They first burst onto the scene way-back in 2009 (a musical lifetime ago), when they opened for Julian Casablancas on … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

Wow. My not-so-bold-prediction is that Tramp, the excellent, EXCELLENT third LP effort of Sharon Van Etten, is going to end up in a lot of music critics’ year-end best-of album list. Sharon Van Etten first came to my attention with … Continue reading

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Album to Check Out: Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings is Clevelander Dylan Baldi. While his self-titled debut album last year is a poppy little gem of lo-fi garage rock, Attack on Memory represents a darker, almost radical change in the band’s sound. Helmed by legendary musician/producer Steve … Continue reading

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Band Discovery: Friends

Friends are, well, a group of friends from Brooklyn started by Samantha Urbani and Leslie Hann (friends since the 2nd grade!) who formed the band after meeting like-minded musicians escaping from that familiar New York problem – bedbugs! Now a … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Hospitality – Hospitality

The debut album from Hospitality, the Brooklyn-via-Kansas three-piece is filled with catchy melodies and retro-filled pop, anchored by front woman Amber Papini’s strongly inflected vocals. Check out the clever little video for lead single, Friends of Friends, with it’s bouncing … Continue reading

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Album to Check Out: Chairlift – Something

You might remember Chairlift from this incredibly sunny and colorful Apple Nano ad back in 2008: A lot has changed since then. The band lost founding member and beat-maker Aaron Pfenning, leaving the band a two-piece. Caroline Polachek still sings … Continue reading

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