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What do you think a mix of a classically trained ex-opera singer, politically charged lyrics and dark rock sounds like? Probably not Emily Danger, but I can assure you, all of the ingredients are there and then some. This incredible Brooklyn-based band takes “dark cabaret rock” – a genre that you will want to spread like wildfire – to lengths you didn’t think were possible. I chatted with the amazing Emily Danger herself, and I sat in awe as I unraveled more and more about the awesome feminist musician. Read More
The witchy masterminds behind Laughing Eye Weeping Eye make mystical synth-heavy songs that transcend the laws of time itself. LEWE is what it would feel like if you traveled back to the medieval era and chilled in some ancient castle, but the castle is haunted of course. The weirdo folk duo have just released their third LP and "Beway" is the title track. Spooky candle-lit walks in the night? Check. Colorful creatures of the occult? Check. Read More

Album Review | Hobbyist

BY Tess Duncan in Music

Chicago-based duo Hobbyist are no noobs when it comes to creating a weirdo sound of their own. They formed the strange electronica project, I Luv Luv Birds, back in '04 but dropped the name and started anew as Hobbyist. As a garage-y indie rock band, Holly Prindle sings and Marc Mozga provides the guitar, bass, melodica, and drum machine programming. They've just released their first full-length as Hobbyist, a self-titled, angsty ride that lets its electronic roots show but incorporates a lil bit o' post-rock goodness. Read More
We've been fans of duo songstresses Smoke Fairies since their debut release Through Low Light and Trees back in 2011. The British gals, Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies, have fine-tuned their haunting harmonized vocals and powerful dual guitarwork over the past six years. Smoke Fairies put an eerily brilliant spin on blues rock by incorporating classic folk elements into their sound, especially on tracks like "Let Me Know" and "Awake." The psych-folk ladies are now releasing an EP in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, April 20th. Read More
Upon listening to Go Find Your Own, you would never guess that garage-rockers Pony Time are a two-piece. The Seattle duo, made up of bassist/guitarist/vocalist Luke Beetham and drummer Stacey Peck, seem to magically fill out their '80s-inspired sound to perfection and find themselves in a league of their own with this record. At first you might be bobbing your head, thinking, "Yeah okay, I can dig this. I'm into grunge-y shit." You're loving their reverb-filled vocals and the way they manage to makes punk rock?! (Yeah, they do that. Read More
  D.C. native and Brooklyn-based designer Ellen Van Dusen is Dusen Dusen. Her label is bursting with vibrant textiles featuring hand-drawn designs which complement her sleek, no-fuss shapes that say "relax—you can do this; I understand you." At the crux of Van Dusen’s designs are sought-after elements of comfort and accessibility without the sacrifice of personal style or dignity. The line is as wonderfully unpretentious and refreshingly laid-back as the designer herself. Read More