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  For me, The Fiery Furnaces hold a very nostalgic place in my heart. I remember listening to them while doing your typical angsty activities. Going on first dates with boys to the park or museum, sitting on the floor in my room and drawing in my composition book and reflecting on my plans for the weekend and feeling like the freaky blues infested songs charged me up in a way only I could understand. If i recall correctly, i even snuck out of my house in the suburbs to immerse myself in a live performance and after that i was hooked. Read More
Our lovely Emily Rems, joined by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-large Ken Tucker and Queen biographer Mark Blake debate whether Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is ingenious… or just indulgent on  NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown. I personally think this song is inspirational, beautiful, the perfect song to wail along with while vaguely intoxicated on public transportation, (when you don't care that people are staring atchoo. Read More
In our June/July Music issue, we interviewed TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, who talked about the bands newly released album, "Nine Types of Light". They released the short film/ music video for their newest single "You" yesterday.  Check out Tunde Adebimpe getting dressed up in Prince gear, and grandly gesturing on jetties in what looks like Sheepshead Bay. Read More
Smoke Fairies’ first full-length U.S. release is out today, June 14! Best friends since childhood, this British duo have created a truly fantastical experience on Through Low Light and Trees. Understated yet powerful, the album is filled with strong American folk and blues influences. The album’s opening track, Summer Fades, features the two ladies’ gorgeous voices as they converge to welcome the listener to their mystical world; it is by far my favorite track. It also provides the poetic lyrics from which the title of the album derived. Read More
Last month, I almost got to see Hunx & His Punx in Cambridge, MA. But being a college student with no car, I was cut off by the regional rail schedule and had to stay in the studio, cutting paper or something. Tears were running down my face. (Maybe.) I almost got to see Seth Bogart shake his hot buns in front of me. I almost got to admire the getup of the Punkettes live. I almost got to sassily yell, “Hello? Why are you calling me? I found someone new. Read More