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Ultimate Painting Up The Gentle Psychedelia On New Scorcher

Ultimate Painting’s first LP, a self-titled heterogeneous collection of The Byrds meets VU era Velvet Underground nuggets, saw James Hoare and Jack Cooper trading songs. While Ultimate Painting provided insight into the band’s love of gentle guitars and poetic musings, their sophomore record, Green Lanes, saw the duo’s grip on individual craftsmanship loosening up. Like […]

Ryley Walker Shares Cyclical Jam “The Roundabout” in Advance of New LP

At some point on tour, while playing a show in Amsterdam, Ryley Walker, a prodigious guitarist and scholar of Americana, found himself thinking about a bar in Wisconsin he used to frequent with his family. The bar is the namesake for “The Roundabout,” a new track from his upcoming record, Golden Sings That Have Been […]

Ian William Craig: “A Single Hope”

The phenomenon of Ian William Craig’s music is a curious one. Classically trained as a singer in the operatic/choral tradition and professionally working as a teacher of printmaking at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Craig is now best known as a self-taught experimenter in the world of analogue synths, droning instruments, reel-to-reel machines, […]

Jackie Lynn Reveals Herself in Official Documentary

“Jump rope? I was like sixteen, maybe seventeen at the time? It was like ten thousand people watching,” admits “Rock Outfit” Circuit Des Yeux (a.k.a. Haley Fohr), explaining how she came into contact with alter ego, the cryptohistorical bard Jackie Lynn. For those following the trajectory, Jackie Lynn marks a new development in Fohr’s quest […]

We Called Up The Melvins to Find Out if Rock Can Be Saved

This article was initially published in AdHoc Issue 12. Pick up a copy of the zine for free at AdHoc shows and small businesses around Brooklyn. You can also order a copy here and download a PDF here. Illustration above by Sara Lautman. You sink a my swan. Rolly a get a worst in. Maybe minus way far central […]

Latest Installment of FRKWYS Pairs Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani

FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.’s series of album-length collaborations usually between an older artist and a younger artist, has batted right around 1.000 throughout its seven-year run. The latest installment in the series continues the streak, linking up two Californian synth geniuses—contemporary phenom Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani, an electronic music pioneer with decades of powerful […]

serpentwithfeet Shares Debut Single, “Flickering”

serpentwithfeet is the chosen moniker of Baltimore native Josiah Wise, who has has a hand in numerous musical and visual projects in New York’s underground art scene in the past few years. Now, with the help from London-based producer The Haxan Cloak, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter shares his debut single via Tri Angle Records, “Flickering.” Seamlessly […]

Maher Shalal Hash Baz Return With Hello, New York

A project formed in the mid-’80s by Tori Kudo and Reiko Kudo in Japan, Maher Shalal Hash Baz has evolved and gone through a number of transformations with a consistently rotating cast of band members. Hello, New York, the group’s first release since 2009, was created while the band was visiting New York City for […]

The So So Glos Share Some Market Hotel Memories

While living off of meager meals and huddling together for warmth during a brutal winter, Brooklyn vets The So So Glos put together what little resources they had to build Market Hotel. They return to their beloved spot this Saturday with Big Ups, Honduras and Bueno and will be running a #FeedTheStreet food drive for […]

Check Out Beef Jerk’s Recipe for “Soup of The Onion”

Though associated with the Australian “dolewave” scene, a joke genre descriptor for artists like Dick Diver or Courtney Barnett that offer jangly guitars and relaxed melodies, Beef Jerk add a bit of jazz influence to the mix. While the band obviously benefits from serious pop songwriting chops, on “Soup of the Onion,” Millie Hall’s saxophone […]

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