VIDEO PREMIERE: “HARD TIMES” by WINSTONS

It’s been almost two years since we heard from Brooklyn-based Winstons, one of our most favorite garage-rock duos and all-around purveyors of electrified badassery. Way too long, y’all! Today, Lou Nutting and Ben Brock Wilkes are back with a crunchy new video, “Hard Times,” a track from their self-titled debut full-length LP, out March 1st (“Hard Times”…

“STRANGER THINGS” – NEW MUSIC from A BIG YES and a small no

Brooklyn-based band A Big Yes and a small no has fans saying yes to their newest single, “Stranger Things.” This funky, harmony-driven tune is the band’s first song from their upcoming album, Mise En Abyme, scheduled to be released April 20th vis Royal Potato Family. The song gives listeners a taste of the struggles lead vocalist Kevin Kendrick…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: TURKUAZ

While I can always find a bit of dancing—or at least some rhythmic toe tapping and finger pointing—at most concerts, the fans of Turkuaz showed up to the Exit/In ready to move.  Sneakers were the footwear of the evening, and it was clear the crowd was ready to get down with the nine-member funk band…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TUELO

“I was born and raised on a farm in South Africa; I always wanted to travel, I’d read so much about the rest of the world. I was a freakishly avid reader as a child. I needed to see America to believe it! I wanted to conquer myself, I still do, so I came here,”…

TOUR TIPS from MONOGOLD

Prolific Brooklyn-based psych-pop trio Monogold will release Babyfood, their sixth album since 2011 on September 29th thru Chill Mega Chill Records. To create the video for its first single, “Cinnamon,” the band recruited a group of young art students from The Good School, a mobile arts education school for young NYC students that specializes in stop-motion animation. Students…

PREVIEW: BEVERLY at DRKMTTR on 9/7/17

“I’m so bad at watching scary movies, my imagination is too wild. I got a little bit spooked,” laughs Beverly frontwoman Drew Citron of the band’s isolation when writing their latest album, The Blue Swell, out last year on Kanine Records. “We were right across the street from train tracks, and a freight train would…

“ENOUGH” – NEW MUSIC from WINSTONS

“Love should be enough,” wails Winstons frontman Lou Nutting, in “Enough,” the Brooklyn-based band’s second single; the song follows single “Without You,” which premiered last week. Both will be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl or by download on  February 17th via Grand Jury, which can be pre-ordered here. Winstons make the kind of rock n’ roll that drills its…

“WITHOUT YOU” – NEW MUSIC from WINSTONS

Brooklyn-based garage rock badasses Winstons has released “Without You,” a howling blues tune with a touch of gritty nostalgia, via Grand Jury. The song is one of two from a 7″ available on February 17th. We hear they put on quote a show, and from the sound of this solitary song, we might just be willing to…

ALBUM REVIEW: “SUNSET PARK” EP by A VALLEY SON

With their debut EP, Sunset Park, set for release on January 27th, Brooklyn-based rockicana outfit A Valley Son has distilled the sentiment of the free-wheeling American spirit, filtered it through the experience of life in the big city, and firmly planted their flag in the roots rock landscape. Like early morning light, we are gently introduced to…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: BIG THIEF at THE HIGH WATT

After a busy year which included the release of their appropriately-titled album, Masterpiece, last May via Saddle Creek Records, and touring with bands like Nada Surf, M. Ward, and Kevin Morby, Brooklyn-based folk rock outfit Big Thief descended on the Nashville scene recently with a performance at local haunt The High Watt. The audience was…