Sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth, so they say — who “they” are still remains a mystery, but I digress. This often cited juxtaposition of texture is actually quite positive in the case of Parisian singer/songwriter Melody Prochet. Her debut single “Crystallized”, which is released under the recording name Melody’s Echo Chamber(@mdyechochamber), see’s her sweet, wispy vocal shoved inside a layer of static [READ ON]
As the crowd at Mercury Lounge wavered between revelatory dancing and distracted social chatter, it was clear which songs in Hoots & Hellmouth’s (@hootshellmouth) exuberant set were the favorites.
The Philadelphia band was intent on putting a “little funk in [the audience’s] Friday” as songwriter/ guitarist Sean Hoots proclaimed. And not just funk, but blues, gospel, rock, soul and a little swing as well. Rounded out by Robert Berliner on keys and mandolin, Mike Reilly on percussion and Todd Erk on both acoustic and electric [READ ON]
I’ve said that The Great Googa Mooga reminded me of a huge gelatinous monster, and after attending, it turns out I wasn’t entirely off base. Thousands flocked to Prospect Park with high hopes for this unique music/food expo — the food vendors taking part all looked delicious, the music line-up seemed solid, and the weekend forecast [READ ON]
We’ve all heard the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, right? This may be a cliché statement, but it definitely applies to Beach House’s (@beaccchhoussse) unchanging, incredible style. The band has been under the radar for quite a while now working on their latest LP, Bloom, which is a follow up to their wildly popular 2009 [READ ON]
Purity Ring (@purity_ring) has been making the rounds for quite some time despite not having any proper releases to their name. Seriously, look at your iTunes — you probably only have a few songs by them. However, things are about to change my fellow Purity Ring fans. Their debut album, sure to be one of our most anticipated [READ ON]
Social media platforms are everywhere we turn, and new ones are popping up constantly. Most people have a select few, and only those few, that they use regularly. Taking this into consideration, we’ve decided to transition the #FF features from simply including Twitter, into a broader article, now titled #Follow. Twitter users [READ ON]
Sasquatch! has nearly arrived, which can only mean amazing things for those of us who are lucky enough to have tickets. The annual music festival held at The Gorge in George, Washington has quickly [READ ON]
You won’t hear any electric guitars in the music of Kishi Bishi(@kishi_bashi). Not now or ever. What you will hear are lush textures from synthesizers, stirring rhythms and layers of alluring violin and vocal melodies. What you’ll see is just one man: Kaoro Ishibashi.
“To see someone be able to do a show with just a violin and a voice is part of the performance thing I’m going for right now,” he shares over the phone [READ ON]
In his debut video for single “Before The Dive”, the enigmatic St. Lucia (@stlucianewyork) reveals just enough of himself to keep the mystery alive. The video opens with a hoodie clad St. Lucia (real name Jean-Philip Grobler) on a journey to the top of a hill to meet his love interest (cue headless female). As the video propels forward, we’re treated [READ ON]
If the climate of todays contemporary scene isn’t quite to your liking this summer, why not take a trip back to the mid 1980′s with Gallery, the latest LP from Californian revivalists Craft Spells(@craft_spells). After making somewhat of a name for themselves last year with their debut LP Idle Labour, these West Coast natives are set to capitalize [READ ON]