Interview with Ian Button and Robert Rotifer of Gare du Nord Records

The most intriguingly varied of the new indie imprints, the collective-led Gare du Nord label offers an ebullient synthesis of sounds; from the Kinksesque vibe of Rotifer, the wide-eyed electro wonder of Deerful, via Ralegh Long’s esoteric singer-songwriting to the critically acclaimed early-‘70s stylings of Papernut Cambridge, among a wagon of … [Read more...]

Antifolk stalwart Capowski returns with new Album

CAPOWSKI RELEASES "WILD ANIMALS" ALBUM- PRODUCED BY JOHN ASHTON (PSYCHEDELIC FURS) "Wild Animals" is the new album from Capowski, a rocker with roots in the antifolk scene that percolated in New York City in the late 1980s. Back then, an emerging antifolk artist known as Beck stored his records in Capowski's apartment. Singer Michelle … [Read more...]

Upcoming EP from L.A. indie-rock duo Satellite Sky

Los Angeles' Satellite Sky, an indie-rock duo, will release its upcoming EP,  Magnetize, on May 5th.  Following the White Stripes garage rock formula of  a guitar and drums duo,  Satellite Sky features Pete Kicks on guitar and Kim Kicks on drums,  but these two are in fact blood related siblings. Satellite Sky is based in Los Angeles by way of … [Read more...]

Album out from darkwave/electronic band RxGF

For several decades now the Pacific Northwest has been a fresh source of innovative and boundary-pushing music, and since 2010 Seattle native and musical veteran, John Morgan Reilly, has been continuing that tradition through his music project RxGF and his eccentric brand of songwriting.  He is joined by Angeline Schaaf on lead vocals  and she … [Read more...]

Cobi Mike of Gentlemen Hall goes solo with new EP

Cobi Mike's recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. In 2008, the singer-songwriter helped form the unique Boston musical collective. Gentlemen Hall quickly catapulted to success, being awarded a MTV Video Music Award in … [Read more...]

Interview with 1984

Salut Etienne!  It’s a joy to be chatting with and to find out the latest about your band 1984.  You recently released an engaging EP titled Night Phases.  How does it differ in theme and tone from your last album Influenza, which was feverish and infectious (both in a good way!)? Hi Jen!  Our EP differs quite a lot from Influenza. You're right; … [Read more...]

New Single “Lips” from singer-songwriter Austin Kolbe

Austin Kolbe is a 19 year old self taught singer/songwriter and musician. He knew from a very young age that writing and performing music was what he wanted to do. Although trumpet and trombone were the first instruments he learned, he has since taught himself to play and chart guitar, bass, drums and piano, as well. His musical influences are … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 4 Songs

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Pins” With a slew of accolades, an upcoming album, Eclectica, on the way, and the release of an official video for “Pins”, the members of indie rock band Grown Up Avenger Stuff are keeping themselves in the musical mix.  Deirdre Kroener (vocals), Tyler Thomsen (percussion), Hunter Thomsen (bass), and John Thomsen … [Read more...]

Ten Best Shoegaze-Related Events of 2014

A rundown of the 10 best shoegaze-related events of 2014 is better late than never, right?  Just like the reformation, continuation, or news of these original shoegaze-tagged bands some 20 years after their initial glory days during the 1990s U.K. music scene.  The (re)evaluation of the impact of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and … [Read more...]

Short Takes on 2 EPs and 1 Album

Little Boots – Business Pleasure EP Little Boots, AKA Victoria Hesketh, strips it back on her latest EP, peddling 4 mid-tempo electro-pop songs that sound like they’re in the demo stage of production.  Maybe too many producers spoil the sonic broth (Com Truise, Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco, and Chris Carmouche), except this time around it’s … [Read more...]