Category Archive: Reviews

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Ubiquitous American Sandwich by edgar clinks

Brooklyn-based edgar clinks takes us on a bumpy surrealist joyride in their album Ubiquitous American Sandwich.

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CURRENTLY LISTENING: Staycation by Low Lives

NY’s Low Lives offer up lots of catchy bits mix with the perfect amount of punk grit in their first release Staycation. Photo by Eian Kantor.

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Big People by Max Gowan

From the get-go, Max Gowan knows how to grab your attention with classic melodic elements on this first full-length. But there’s a certain open fearlessness here that I haven’t heard in a while… Continue reading

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Viva A La Atraccion by So Yesterday!

So Yesterday! revisits the melodic, classic no-frills pop punk from yesteryear on their second full length Viva A La Atraccion. It’s a bit clean-cut from the get-go, but that’s kinda what sets this release… Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Syvia Record Release Show at Cameo Gallery

The winds were violent Sunday night in Williamsburg. It felt like no matter what you were wearing it was too little. The wind cut right through your clothing. Aside from bars that I… Continue reading

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Dry Land by Pop & Obachan

While you’re waiting for the sun, let this track keep you going.

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Vacant Page by Leapling

Leapling take more chances here than some of their ho-hum contemporaries, which is I guess why I dig this record so much.

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Disposable Summer by No Good News

No Good News, thank you, thank you, thank you for thoroughly capturing what it was like to grow up on LI all over again.

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Otitis by MOURN

With biting vocals, cutting percussion and sludgy guitars, MOURN certainly have the makings of becoming the next grunge hitmakers.

CURRENTLY LISTENING: No Goodbyes by Gleemer

Within the first few hazy acoustic tones of “Workout”, you might think you have Gleemer pegged as another folky singer-songwriter outfit. You’d be wrong.