MakeWar – self-titled

By reveling in sentimentality and shamelessly flirting with regret, MakeWar's breakup-inspired self-titled LP briefly finds the sound of resilience. The find is more than a happy accident  - MakeWar commits to making this moment. Second track - "Just Listen To The Songs" - petitions, "Listen to the songs when you get some time / The songs will … [Read more...]

New Video and EP from Mark U

Brooklyn-based artist, Mark U has premiered the music video for his song "Step Into The Grey", a passion project which beseeches us to consider truth as necessarily plural. For Mark U, music is simply a tool for authentic communication, and its success is measured by this standard alone. His goal is to instigate dialogue through creativity, … [Read more...]

Q&A with Elika

Hello Brian and Evagelia!  It's great to be able to find out more about your band.  For those who don't know about you, who plays what instruments in the band?  Who is the songwriter/composer? Brian:  I play guitar and mix the records; Eva sings, plays drums and illustrates everything; Khaya holds down the low end and Andrew does a little bit of … [Read more...]

New Music Spotlight #3

Dangerous Muse – Red EP Electronic synth-pop artist Mike Furey, AKA Dangerous Muse, has been on the scene for a while, breaking through with MTV-approved “The Rejection” in 2006 and with an enticing video for “I Want It All” in 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN6sc-zpFL0).  Mike has released a string of singles and EPs, with 2 more EPs on … [Read more...]

Mark Lesseraux – Transmissions (2003-2012)

Every now and again, you happen upon an artist whose stellar output and formidable back catalog encourages reflections on why they're still working the underground circuit while acts like Coldplay and Carly Rae Jepsen are granted the privilege of infiltrating our daily lives with their paint-by-numbers pop.  Indeed, the capricious listening habits … [Read more...]

Conveyor – s/t

Migrating from the swamps and humid air of Florida to the bustling crowded elegance that is Brooklyn, New York is quite a stark contrast but was a necessary journey for the experimental pop quartet Conveyor. Recently signed to Paper Garden Records, Conveyor’s debut self-titled LP was released on Tuesday, July 17th. Borrowing from sounds mirroring … [Read more...]

EndAnd – The Adventures of Fi in Space

Adventures of Fi in Space is the brainchild of EndAnd, the indie rockers from space (er, Brooklyn). Adventures of Fi in Space is actually two EP’s joined to make one, nine-track album. The first EP is aptly named, Adventure of Hi-Fi in Space and the other, Adventures of Lo-Fi in Space. Starting as a duo between guitarist and vocalist, Daniel Fern … [Read more...]

Todd Is New Each Moment – A Thousand Nights EP

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the four years I’ve been working for this webzine, it’s that every burgeoning artist should get the benefit of the doubt.  To make a lucrative, successful career in musical performance was a frustratingly volatile pursuit well before file sharing and streaming media changed the game, but even though the Internet … [Read more...]

Mark Lesseraux – ee pea EP

Less than six months after he furnished an album with some of the most deliciously eclectic treatments of old T. Rex and Bruce Springsteen tunes, songwriter Mark Lesseraux returns with a succinct EP of original material.  Culled from paraphernalia that goes as far back as 2009, this five-track set largely sidesteps the acoustic debonair cool of Get … [Read more...]

Obits – Moody, Standard, and Poor

When it comes to crafting succinct blasts of scrappy, blues-driven rock 'n’ roll, there are few bands right now doing it with more spry spunkiness than Brooklyn’s Obits. With the musical economy of Spoon but the wiry performance practice of, say, The Strokes or The Walkmen, Obits fuses unrelenting grooves and urgent tempos with careening stabs of … [Read more...]