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by Maria Schurr

12 Nov 2015


Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

Parlor Walls is a “trash jazz” trio comprising of Alyse Lamb of post-punk outfit EULA, avant—saxophonist Kate Mohanty, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Mulligan, Lamb’s partner in the multi-media art collective Famous Swords. We were fortunate enough to have Parlor Walls open our CMJ showcase with a totally transformational performance. The dexterity of each member, from Mulligan’s multi-tasking drumming and keyboard tapping to Mohanty’s beautifully interwoven sax playing, as well as Lamb’s full throttle command of the stage, made for as memorable a CMJ performance as any given by better known acts on the festival’s roster.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Nov 2015


Although she’s too young to remember when alternative rock came into its own in the early 1990s, 21 year-old singer songwriter Hope Vista absolutely nails that sound on her new EP Prevail, which comes out tomorrow. With its hard-edged sound and emphasis on pop hooks (which is often reminiscent of the Matrix in their prime) it’s ironic that a sound so rooted in the past can sound like a breath of fresh air in 2015.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Nov 2015


Having ghostwritten for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Adam Levine, Avicii, Madonna, and Charli XCX, Sterling Fox has set out on his own and re;eased his new single “Angry Sons” last month, featuring UK DJ/singer Samantha Ronson on vocals. He’s now put out a video for the track, and as you can see below, it’s a brilliant mash-up of motorcycle movies, with Marianne Faithfull’s The Girl on a Motorcycle and David Lynch’s Lost Highway featuring prominently.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Nov 2015


Denton, Texas band Seryn released their new album Shadow Shows earlier this year, and in collaboration with CD Baby have recorded a live performance of the slow-burning track “Ivory Black”.

by Adrien Begrand

12 Nov 2015


Singer-songwriter Sarah Dashew releases her new album Roll Like a Wheel on 22 January, and it is an exploration of tejano, gospel, blue-eyed soul, and Laurel Canyon folk rock all in one. You can hear all those elements on the gentle and gorgeous title track.

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