Articles tagged new york city

Chris London - “Stare” (audio) (Premiere)

Barrom confessionals, soul, and Michael Jackson-esque vocals meet on Chris London's captivating "Stare".

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Tyler Lyle - ‘The Native Genius of Desert Plants’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With a Ben Howard-esque knack for balancing folk and singer/songwriter introspection with catchy pop melodies, Tyler Lyle has a winner with his new LP The Native Genius of Desert Plants.

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Rachel Lynn - “The Claim” (video) (Premiere)

New York City chanteuse Rachel Lynn brings on a bevy of ballet dancers to enhance the vivid drama of her piano-led number "The Claim".

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Svoy - “Waiting for You” (audio) (Premiere)

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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Lindsey Cohen - ‘Distance Makes Me Sensitive’ (EP stream) (Premiere)

New York City singer/songwriter Lindsey Cohen brings rocking riffs and pensive introspection in equal measures with her new EP, Distance Makes Me Sensitive.

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Jeremy and the Harlequins - “You’re My Halo” (video) (Premiere)

The New York City rock outfit Jeremy and the Harlequins channel the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and turn it on its head with their latest music video.

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Tor Miller - “Midnight” (video) (Premiere)

With sonic companions such as Billy Joel and Sam Smith, Tor Miller's brand of piano-centric pop casts a wistful and fond gaze upon New York City.

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Allies for Everyone - “Bunker” (video) (Premiere)

Smoky and nocturnal, the title track off of the New York City-based Allies for Everyone's Bunker EP is a sharp blend of catchiness and moodiness.

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Fighting the Good or Mediocre Fight, Over Six Decades

Jonathan Lethem's family saga, Dissident Gardens, recalls Saul Bellow or Philip Roth’s urban intellectuals battling Jewish angst.

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New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.

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Endless Nights and Savage Angels: Henry James and Walt Whitman’s New York Cityscapes

New York is a symbol that claws its way into the core of stories. It's never just a set piece, never just a grid of architecture. It's a city of multitudes, madness, and muddied values.

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Paul Simon: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Live Rhymin’

Hey, these look a lot like those remasters we got seven years ago. Oh well, you'll need at least one of them.

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‘The Extra Man’ Is Quietly Excellent

There’s more at play than just a museum of oddities, a completely trivial and forgettable giggle parade. When The Extra Man is hinting at an extrapolation on the subjective nature of reality and exploring the ways selfish people fail to connect with one another, it's at its best.

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18 Oct 2010 // 1:00 PM

Nellie McKay on the Radio

In some ways, Nellie McKay is the quintessential New Yorker. She has the insouciance of the sophisticate and the naïveté of the innocent all

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27 Jul 2010 // 6:42 AM

HARD Tour: 24 July 2010 - New York

Although M.I.A.'s performance didn't meet expectation, Rye Rye, Die Antword, Skream & Benga, and Sleigh Bells upped the ante, one after the other, after the other.

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Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.

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I’m in a New York State of Mind

New York City is all about having a dream -- even if you're aren't quite certain what it is.

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18 Mar 2010 // 7:10 AM

Re: Reading Chronic City

A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.

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Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Sociologist Sharon Zukin looks at the forces at play in some of the cooler neighborhoods of New York in this update of Jane Jacobs and the principles of urban revitalization for the 21st century.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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