Shapes, an NYC-outfit, self -describes as “Gutter-glam, A true melding of pop and punk, sans penis and fart jokes. Brutally honest and ugly lyrics set to undeniably poppy music. Songs of love and death. This music is the sound of yearning. An earnest, sober (sometimes… but not too often), & mournful acceptance that life will never be what you want it to, tempered by an undying youthful exuberance and acceptance of nothing. It is the sound of going down drinking and swinging. SHAPES, will forever go, anything, but gentle(!), into that good night.”
I enjoyed hearing Shapes for the first time, partially because it was refreshing to hear something different, but mainly because it’s just a pretty awesome song. The video invokes nausea because of the camera perspective, but if you close your eyes (or minimized the browser) that feeling will be alleviated. You can check out their facebook page or follow them @shapesband for more information.
Comprised of Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, MNDR (pronounced “man-dar”) is an electro-pop duo formed in 2009. The two hooked up after Warner moved to New York City from Oakland, CA. “Fade to Black” has a bouncy, up-beat sound with an electronic feel. MNDR is currently recording an LP which should be available later this year. You can find more information on the duo as well as tour dates at their homepage.
Everyone once in a while you hear one of those songs that you swear you could listen to for months on repeat. I found one of those songs this morning. It’s called “I Got It” by Stereo Crowd, an urban alternative quartet out of New York City. The energy they bring is amazing mixed with their hip-hop/funk/rock/soul vibes creates a truly entertaining experience. I look forward to hearing their future projects. Check out their facebook page to keep of with Stereo Crowd.
Dot completely killed this track, not to mention this NYC based video is dope a fck! This is a classic right here.
Look out for more from Dot on the way soon. His new mixtape A.G.L. (Above Ground Level), featuring this track, is set out to release in April. They don’t call him the one for nothing. Stay updated on everything Dot’s doin here on fb.
Sarah Solovay is an American singer-songwriter from New York City. A number of her singles have been featured on television programs and she’s was given the unique opportunity to open for John Mayer and Train last summer. Being that she’s yet to graduate high school, it is safe to say, we’ll be seeing more of Ms. Solovay in the future. Below is a video of Solovay performing “A Little in Love.”
You can find more information about Solovay at her facebook page.
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Found this awesome track today on reddit. This indie alternative rock group from Brooklyn, New York bring an awesome early 90s grunge feel similar to that of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Enjoy, “ATX” from their most recent album, ‘Broken Side Of Time’ and click the image above for more music by Alberta Cross.
Our boys from Dussel Has Friends are currently in the studio out in New York for the recording or their newest album. Here are some pictures they released today on facebook of all the hard work they are doing in the studio. Also enjoy this track while going through:
An extremely catchy tune from this Brooklyn based New York City band. Here is another collaboration with the Black XS Live Take Away Shows set in the streets of Paris outside of a costume store front. The lead singers high vocal range melodically leverages the rhythms of the drums and guitar. Here is “Best Friend” performed live and please take time to see some more by The Drums here.
2010 marks SPIN Magazine’s 25th Anniversary and to celebrate the momentous occasion, together with ZYNC from American Express, the magazine are putting on 5 huge shows in New York City this week, but you don’t have to be in NYC to see these huge gigs. Each show will be broadcast at SPIN.com.
On Monday, July 26th (today!), SPIN and ZYNC are presenting the Smashing Pumpkins (with special guests Kill Hannah, Bad City and the Jim Jones Revue) at New York’s Terminal 5. To watch the entire show, tune in @SPIN.com/SPIN25Live at 7:45 PM EST. Be there or be square. Read on full this week’s full SPIN25L Webscast Schedule.
SPIN25 Webcast Schedule.
All shows begin around 8 P.M. EST (except Wednesday, which begins at !0 PM EST) and are powered by Livestream.com:
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