Deerhunter released Monomania this past May on 4AD. Following 2010's polished Halcyon Digest, Monomania marks a return to a more aggressive, garage punk style for the band. Since the album's release, Deerhunter curated their own weekend at ATP UK, where they performed their albums Cryptocrams, Microcastle, and Halcyon Digest in full. They also began touring around the U.S. and booked a run of three shows in New York between Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and Manhattan's Webster Hall. They played their first show to a sold out crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Magnetic Ghosts are a four piece folk rock band from New York. The band formed in early 2013 and features Dylan Carey on drums, Rich Michelson on acoustic guitar and vocals, George Simpson on bass and vocals, and Chris Zec on electric guitar. The Magnetic Ghosts frequently play live in venues around Long Island and are looking to book shows in the city in the near future. We recorded two of their most recent shows at the Long Island Ale House.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Avey Tare announced his new project Slasher Flicks in April. The new band was described in a vivid press release as the result of a group of three hippies falling prey to a murderous, cannibalistic band consisting of Avey himself, Angel Deradoorian, and Jeremy Hyman. After much intrigue and anticipation from the Animal Collective fan base, Slasher Flicks made their surprise debut last week at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore and played their second show ever at Glasslands in Brooklyn.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Overgrown, James Blake's highly anticipated sophomore album, was released on April 8th. We saw him debut some of the material from the new album last December at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. All but one of the new songs he played that night are featured on Overgrown ("Every Day I Ran" is now a bonus track). It is no surprise that James Blake has gained a considerable amount of new fans over the last few years, especially after touring the United States. The last two times we saw him, he performed at small and intimate venues. Last week, however, James Blake sold out two shows at Terminal 5.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Born Ruffians released their third album, Birthmarks, on April 16, 2013. Though they have returned to New York several times since, we last saw Born Ruffians at Santos Party House in 2010 (the first show we recorded for this blog!). Since then the band officially became a four-piece, adding guitarist/ keyboardist Andy Lloyd, Luke Lalonde debuted his first solo album, and the band worked on what would become their newest full length. After working diligently for three years on the record, Born Ruffians celebrated the release of Birthmarks with a special show at the Bowery Ballroom.
Young Man's third, and final, full length album entitled Beyond Was All Around Me was released on April 9, 2013. Despite working with the same band members as 2012's Vol. 1, Colin Caulfield's songwriting and overall sound evolved considerably between the two releases. Beyond Was All Around Me captures a more serious, perhaps even darker tone for the band. We last saw Young Man perform this past August at the Mercury Lounge during their first headlining tour. Back on the road to promote the final installment of the Young Man saga, the band began their tour at Glasslands.