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by Adrien Begrand

15 Jul 2015


Today London electro pop band Kármán Line are releasing their new EP In Autumn, whose single “Tell Me What I Want to Know” is a very good indication of what to expect. A propulsive dance track whose house beats transport listeners back to the 1990s, it’s shamelessly upbeat in tone, which typically masks the longing in the lyrics.

by Adrien Begrand

14 Jul 2015


Taut, loud, and extremely energetic, San Francisco’s Jet Trash is everything you want from a young rock ‘n’ roll band. Part garage rock, part post-punk, it’s as if the Count Five and Gang of Four were involved in an unholy commingling, and Jet Trash’s raucous debut EP will have you pogoing in no time. Here’s a DIY indie rock band that remembers how to actually rock, which these days is a breath of fresh air.

by Adrien Begrand

14 Jul 2015


Anton Fig has had as cool a musical career as you can imagine. A session drummer extraordinaire, he played on the best KISS solo album, and provided the beat to one of the best singles of the disco/rock crossover era. A member of David Letterman’s house band since 1986, he’s played with every upper-tier musician imaginable, and even ate a canary on television. No, not a real canary, but it was comedy gold.

by Adrien Begrand

14 Jul 2015


With a sound that’s indebted to Bruce Springsteen and his post-millennial disciples the Gaslight Anthem and the Killers, Cleveland band the Modern Electric combine blue-collar themes from Middle America with smart pop arrangements on their new album Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The contagious latest single “Same Old Haunts” is a fine example, going for that big, cinematic sweep of the E Street Band, but with vocals that opt for sensitivity rather than boisterousness.

by Adrien Begrand

13 Jul 2015


Led by husband and wife duo Chris and Rebekah Bartels, Bora York bridges the more pop-centric side of late ‘80s dream pop with mid-‘80s synth pop, with heavy emphasis on the joyous side of R&B from that era. Toss in a little M83 and Stars here and there, with the two charmingly swapping lead vocals, and you’ve got something very appealing. Breezy and wistful at the same time, it’s a wonderful little hybrid, and their second album Secret Youth burst with hooks and energy.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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