Big_Pink_For_Cover_494_640

In This Issue...

post thumbnail

The Big Pink: Decidedly Urban

The Big Pink’s first unofficial show in NYC, a VIP night at Mercury Lounge last June, was almost their last on American soil. Though main members Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell had just spent time in the city producing A Brief History of Love at Electric Lady Studios…

February 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Adam Green: On the Fringe

Is Adam Green’s life a veritable oyster of the rocker life? Just take spy into his baby, the eye candy and Dada poem of a “blogge” known as The Lake Room, and it seems as if his whim-filled days are lived to the fullest alongside not-so-under-the-radar friends like The Shining Twins and Har Mar Superstar, usually while touring and rescuing random, cute strangers.

February 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

My Valentine’s Day With Ms. Wintour

On the Sunday of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010, I stood in line like Anna Wintour, yet unlike her, I kept standing in line and my line was for the standing room, so I was just standing to stand. I couldn’t stand it anymore.

February 23rd, 2010 | Continued
post thumbnail

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot (Chip)

Sitting down with three-fifths of Hot Chip recently was like having Christmas come early. The electro-pop masterminds have been coming on strong in the U.S. for quite some time now, and with their fourth album just released…

February 23rd, 2010 | Continued
post thumbnail

Curling Up: Taking a Snail’s Pace with Sport

Because most of us “non-olympians” are slow like the sloths and are frightened by the fast monsters on sleds and beasts on super rocket skis, we like curling. The beasts and monsters may be handsome and all, but too toothy, and in this “fight or flight” universe we would rather not…

February 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Nostalgic Spirit in the Moment with You Say Party! We Say Die!

XXXX, the third album from Canadian quintet You Say Party! We Say Die!, hit U.S. shelves on February 9, and the band is about to kick off a major tour of the US, Europe and Asia, with a few shows at SXSW as well as two in New York.

February 23rd, 2010 | 6 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Bear in Heaven: In Heaven, Everything Is Fine

My late introduction to Brooklyn-based band Bear in Heaven was just this past December, when they supported Mew at Webster Hall (and I can see why they were handpicked to do so). Not sure how I’d missed them before, but as singer and founding member Jon Philpot said, in this town there is so much happening…

February 23rd, 2010 | 3 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Kap Bambino: The Joy of Being on the Blade

The magnetic French duo Kap Bambino — Caroline Martial and Orion Bouvier — arrived in New York City on a crazily hectic, rainy Saturday evening for a whirlwind visit to promote their new album, Blacklist. Playing together since 2001, the Bordeaux-based duo has…

February 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Sherlock’s Daughter’s Appeal is No Mystery

Even before the release of their debut EP in the fall of 2009, Sydney-based Sherlock’s Daughter had toured Australia supporting both School of Seven Bells and the Temper Trap. The eponymous self-released EP (distributed by the Inertia label) is five songs of dreamy indie-pop…

February 23rd, 2010 | 4 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

The Light Battle: Olafur Eliasson vs. Banks Violette

For an artist there’s nothing more important than being chosen by the ruling dynasty of a dominion. The current in …Read the Rest

February 23rd, 2010 | 5 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Now Hear This: Unicycle Loves You

Self-described as “Dark & twisted, light & airy, or raucous & wild,” Chicago quartet Unicycle Loves You formed in 2006 and have since garnered buzz among hometown blogs and national press such as SPIN and Filter thanks to their energetic and impassioned shape-shifting live performances…

February 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment | Continued
 
  1. [...] of our favorite discoveries of the last year, Unicycle Loves You, is set to release their sophomore album, Mirror, Mirror, on September 7, 2010 via Highwheel [...]