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Greta Salome – “Row”

By Will Oliver, November 30th 2016

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Greta Salóme is a singer/songwriter/violinist from Iceland. Trained as a classical violinist, she spices things up with a flair for pop music that creates something that is most certainly unique to her.

Take for instance her most recent track, “Row.” There’s a chilly atmosphere to the sound that is well complimented by her classical mindset. The icy bounce of the synths go along with the pop-minded verses and build, that result in something memorable and fresh.

Take a listen to “Row” below via the stream, and scroll down even further for it’s official music video.
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Bitter’s Kiss – “My God”

By Will Oliver, October 27th 2016

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New Jersey singer-songwriter Chloe Baker works under the moniker Bitter’s Kiss, and has amassed quite the following over the past few years. We’ve shared her work on here before, including the music video for her song “No One Will” much earlier in the year.

She’s recently returned with a new song entitled “My God,” a song that Baker used as a reaction to “the irony in religious conflict.” Her natural ability as a songwriter and singer shines through her, with a unique almost quirky Regina Spektor vibe that certainly stands out against the rest. She’s doing something different and has something to say while doing so.

Find a stream of “My God” below, along with it’s official music video.
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Morrissey at Kings Theatre (September 24, 2016)

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2016 — with 1 comment

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This Saturday, September 25, the legendary Morrissey returned to us in New York for a sold out performance at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, a much more intimate performance that his show at Madison Square Garden last summer.

It’s been two year since the release of his last album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, but Morrissey’s setlist at Kings was still heavily loyal to the album, along with the usual favorites from his solo career (“Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Irish Blood, English Heart”). Being a smaller show, you had plenty of Morrissey die-hards quite literally rushing the stage trying to deliver a huge or a personal gift to Morrissey, only to be taken down by his well-placed and quick-moving personal security guards that stand to his side on both direction.
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On March 31 the vocal-driven wonder that is Lucius took over Music Hall of Williamsburg for a great double bill that featured support from the equally lovely Pure Bathing Culture.

The show came in support of Lucius’ new album Good Grief, released earlier this year via Mom + Pop Music. They delicately touched upon these new songs, as well as old favorites, both of which sounded even better than their recordings thanks to their angelic vocal deliveries.
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Interview: The Last Shadow Puppets

By Will Oliver, April 6th 2016

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There was a point in time where I started to wonder if The Last Shadow Puppets would ever return. The duo of Alex Turner and Miles Kane had been gone for eight years, understandably busy with their other projects. Thankfully, this year the stars aligned and the duo are back with their long-awaited sophomore album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, which was released last Friday via Domino Records.

A few months ago on a cold day in early February, I headed to the Ace Hotel to meet up with Alex and Miles, to chat over some fine cups of tea and talk about stepping back into the spotlight, the new album, how they work together as a duo, and what what exactly fans can expect this time around. I even brought up the James Bond comparisons, and what exactly it would take for them to pen the next Bond song.

Enjoy the full interview, which is posted below.
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Noah Chenfeld – “Give You What I Want”

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2016

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New Yorker Noah Chenfeld first caught our attention in early 2014, with his very Strokes-esque single “Get Lost.” A few years have since past, and Chenfeld has returned with a rather beautiful mature offering by the name of “Give You What I Want.”

There’s a loungey jazz quality to “Give You What I Want” that instantly clicks and is smooth sailing all the way. Everything about the recording is a mature step in the right direction, from his vocals to the welcome saxophone appearance towards the end of the song.

Excited to see what else Chenfeld has waiting for is in the near future. For now, enjoy the stream of “Give You What I Want” below, along with a live performance that he did as a part of Kurrent Music’s “Dorm Sessions” below that.
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[new]: The Last Shadow Puppets – “Aviation”

By Will Oliver, March 16th 2016

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With new album Everything You’ve Come To Expect looming, The Last Shadow Puppets are back in full force. Months ago they gave us our first taste, the jarring and seedy late-night scuzz anthem that is “Bad Habits.” Then a few days ago they unleashed the music video for the experimental title track, which they told me was their favorite song off the album when I interviewed them (which is coming very, very soon). Both releases were definitely different from what fans were expecting after eight years of silence, causing some listeners to be worried.

I’ve had the album for a little over a month now (as prep for the interview), so many friends and fans have been vocal to me about their concern with the new album as a whole as the two tracks weren’t what they wanted. I assured them all that the material shared so far worked much better in context with the rest of the album, and that the best was yet to come.

This morning they surprised us again with yet another music video, this time for the opening track and stone cold stunner, “Aviation.” It’s been an instant favorite since my very first spin, fighting with “Miracle Aligner” (the second track) as my favorite song from the album. It doesn’t take long for it to take flight with those stirring strings and a seductive as all hell guitar riff. The was originally meant to be a solo song for Kane, but thankfully he was willing to share with Mr. Turner, creating one of the finer opening tracks you’re bound to find on any record this year.

Check out the music video for “Aviation” below (created by Saam Farahmand / Black Sheep Studios), which features the guys digging their own graves on the beach, a companion piece of sorts to the “Everything You’ve Come To Expect” video, featuring the same character played by Michelle Dawley.

Enjoy it below.
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Preview: Joywave at Hammerstein Ballroom

By Will Oliver, March 10th 2016

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Tomorrow night Rochester elctronic-rockers Joywave will play one of the biggest New York shows to date when they play Hammerstein Ballroom in support of Metric.

Their opening slots across the country with Metric comes in support of their debut album How Do you Feel Now? which was released in 2015 via Cultco Music/ Hollywood Records. The group, led by singer Daniel Armbruster had quite the rise in 2015, and look to extend their reach even further while opening for Metric.

Get a taste of what their live show is like below, watching their live video of “Destruction” taken from their performance at Bowery Ballroom last October. There are still remaining tickets for their show with Metric tomorrow. You can find those right here.
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Preview: Nap Eyes at Union Pool

By Will Oliver, March 8th 2016

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Nova Scotia rockers Nap Eyes will bring their tour to Brooklyn tomorrow night for a performance at Union Pool. The stop comes in support of their new album Thought Rock Fish Scale, out now via Paradise of Bachelors.

I have yet to personally see the group live, but based on the record and live sessions such as their performance of “Stargazer” for Coach House Sound, it’s sure to be a good show. Union Pool is as intimate of a chance to see them as they come, so you won’t want to miss it.

Tickets are still for sale at the moment. Find their performance of “Stargazer” posted below.





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