Archives for February 2013

Release from Dream Curtain out now

"This Landscape Is Our Escape" Mp3: http://www.bantermm.com/tracks/DreamCurtain-ThisLandscapeIsOurEscape.mp3 Dream Curtain started when William Hamparsomian wanted an outlet to experiment and write music on his own. With a background of playing and writing music in different bands he started in 2012 to search for other ways of making music - … [Read more...]

The Mary Onettes – Hit The Waves

When a band takes such care over its music that new releases only appear at something like five yearly intervals, or when recording conditions mean that said band can only get into the studio that often, the results are inevitably something approaching perfectionism. Formed in 2000, The Mary Onettes release their third album on March 12th and their … [Read more...]

mr. Gnome – “House of Circles” video

Nicole Barille and Sam Meister, otherwise known as mr. Gnome, are back with a fantastic(al) and fascinating video for “House of Circles” off their latest album Madness in Miniature.  Directed by Sam himself, the video is stunning, scary, and surreal – just like the duo’s music.  Nicole and Sam describe the video as “…a live action interpretation of … [Read more...]

Album from My Radio out now

Virginia rockers My Radio release new LP, Starts In The East, Falls In The West http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38730955/mp3/myradio_bricksandmortar_320_2_28.mp3 Photo: Brett Lemon My Radio’s brand new record Starts In The East, Falls In The West is a love letter to the roots of indie rock came to life in Boston and L.A. with Grammy Award … [Read more...]

Mountains – Centralia

With a firm hand for delicate layers and slow-burning compositions, the duo of Mountains creates a stellar relationship with the listener on their latest instrumental album, Centralia. Regarded as their ‘most fully-realized album,’ the duo worked closely together, crafting the album through repetitive work that involved the heavy use of acoustic … [Read more...]

New Album from The Stone Foxes

The next big thing in blues rock, The Stone Foxes have unleashed the official video for their lead off track, "Everybody Knows." The Bay Area-based quartet released their highly anticipated third record Small Fires on InGrooves/Fontana on February 12th. The Stone Foxes have spent the past two years on tour in support of their sophomore … [Read more...]

Q&A with Grave Babies

Hiya Danny!  Your new album Crusher is out in late February and it’s your debut for the Sub Pop sub-division Hardly Art.  You’ve previously released a cassette/vinyl album, a 7” single, and an EP on other labels.  How did you end up with Hardly Art? Hardly Art put out our last release which was our EP and the 7" ("Pleasures") before that as … [Read more...]

Debut Album from Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

Australia's Scott & Charlene's Wedding releases debut LP Para Vista Social Club https://soundcloud.com/#criticalheights/scott-charlenes-wedding-epping Heartbreak, working shitty jobs to survive and the loneliness of public transport in a city, Craig Dermody knows no other way than heart-on-sleeve. Hailing from Australia but now living … [Read more...]

Solo Album from Judy Kang in March

Judy Kang preps debut solo record for March 5, 2013 release. https://soundcloud.com/#teamclermont/judy-kang-you Judy Kang is unlike any violinist you’ve ever heard. “Most likely the only musician to have worked with both Pierre Boulez and Lady Gaga,” as the New York Times put it, Kang marries lively, evocative classical playing with such … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#33 (Thalia Zedek on Junkyard)

Thalia Zedek on… The Birthday Party’s Junkyard (Missing Link/4AD, 1982) I remember clearly the luckiest record shopping day of my life.  It was 1982 and I was at Newbury Comics, the only record shop in Boston that stocked underground records at that time.  I went to the new arrivals bin and starting flipping through the stack, and then I … [Read more...]