Category Archives: New Releases

Just out and worth hearing.

Behind the Release: Here We Go Magic “The January”

BROOKLYN, NY — “I have a fever for this machine,” says Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic. Although it wasn’t always a smooth ride, she quickly fell in love with the 8-track reel-to-reel that captured almost every note of basic tracking on Here We Go Magic’s latest release, an EP titled The January. “It’s very dear […]

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Behind the Release: Skeletons’ “People”

NEW YORK CITY: For their latest release, Skeletons have stripped back the flesh, eschewing their electronics-based approach to feature artful live performances of challenging new compositions. Sometimes presenting stretches of sound that are as harrowing and disjointed as his band’s name implies, writer/guitarist/singer Matt Mehlan has struck a difficult balance, developing a sound that is at […]

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Sneak Preview: Sondre Lerche at the Rare Book Room

This week, we visited Rare Book Room Studios in Greenpoint to spend an afternoon with producer Nicolas Vernhes and Norwegian-born songwriter Sondre Lerche. Nicolas Vernhes (left) and Sondre Lerche inside Rare Book Room Studios in Greenpoint. Sondre’s newest self-titled album will be out in summer 2001.  Vernhes, who’s explored distinctive and sometimes jarring sounds with […]

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Cloudeater Go Genre-Jumping at The Bunker

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: John Davis and Aaron Nevezie have been building up the fortifications at their Brooklyn-based Bunker Studio for the better part of a decade. What started as a project studio in a shared live/work space has since evolved into one of the busiest (and most down-to-earth) studios in Brooklyn. John Davis at one of  […]

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Mission Sound Welcomes Dead Leaf Echo and a Cult Hero from the U.K.

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: In the past few months, Mission Sound has hosted current buzz-magnets Matt and Kim, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, as well as perennial punk-rock veterans Bad Religion. This month, Oliver Straus’ Williamsburg studio welcomes Brooklyn shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo and UK-born producer John Fryer. We stopped by to talk shop and got an […]

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Daptone, Home Grown: Gabe Roth’s Cottage Industry of Soul

Much of America is familiar with Gabe Roth’s authentic heavy-soul sensibilities from his Grammy-winning work behind the glass with Amy Winehouse. Despite this blockbuster success and continued work with major label artists, it’s the homegrown label Daptone Records that may prove to be his most enduring legacy. Gabe Roth: musician, songwriter, engineer/producer and co-founder of […]

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