Brooklyn glam-trash band Plaid Dracula, are really sticking their necks out on their new song “Apologies to Gucci Mane.”Read More
Stone Cold Fox's latest release 'Tunnel Vision' can turn any dull moment into a reflective and jet-powered dance session. Get acquainted with the EP and read about its process and evolution in the band's words.Read More
Cut Worms is completely entrancing–live, recorded, and in theory. See him tomorrow at Berlin.Read More
Butch Bastard knows exactly how you feel on a Sunday.Read More
A rant about musical identity and a playlist with more earworms than you can count.Read More
It’s all shiny, new, sun-peeking-behind-the-clouds kind of music.Read More
This week I’m obsessed with lo-fi nostalgia rock and sad rap.Read More
August's playlist is just as moody and stale as the humid air.Read More
Just like April teeters between cool winter winds and warm spring breezes, the April playlist playfully skips between power pop and sultry electronic.Read More
Sleepy pop songs, melodic rock and gentle beats will ease the chilling winds and give a mild reminder that spring is on the way. New music from Colorado bands, Marti & the Dads and Panther Martin and some sultry minimalist electronic from SALFUMÁN.Read More
New York's Miracle Sweepstakes tumble gracefully through grabbing melodies and carefree guitars in their song "Private Disguise." A shimmering chorus trips effortlessly over piano aftertastes. It then slows to a dissonant and loose bounce. The singer's voice fluidly springs up and down, mimicking the bobbing guitars.
Miracle Sweepstakes combine just enough pop with grounded and experimental prog rock. It's a flexible song technically and emotionally, so feel free to listen on any occasion.
Sound in the Static asked Toronto band, Wicked Witches to record themselves answering a few questions at a bar over a couple of beers. Hear them talk about their latest release Digging Ditches, getting inspiration from dull rusty knives and the music scene in Canada.
Listen to Wicked Witches - Digging Ditches released September 22:
Natural Stranger posses a 90's grunge nostalgia and familiarity – yet their sound deviates into something original and different. Based in Brooklyn, the band has released two EPs. Their first, "Summer So Far" expresses the excitement of moving to New York and warm nights, while their latest release "Talk About Our Demons As Friends" explores the dark camaraderie we have with our inner demons.
I met Natural Stranger at a Jewish Temple somewhere in Park Slope to talk about their journey in the New York music scene and to play a few unplugged songs.
They embody the melting pot that is New York. Bass player, Jino Arielly, came to New York from Israel, Ernest Hampson, vox and guitar, lived in Germany from ages 12 to 15. Joseph T Paz on drums came from a long string of musicians and guitarist, Kevin "Sully" Sullivan came from New Haven. They met working at the same music store about a year ago and found a shared love for music. Together they have a solid and defined sound that's somewhere in between the angsty cool of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the melodic temperance of Bright Eyes.
"The attitude that everyone brings to this band is very positive, people are just really easygoing with things," Arielly said. "So nobody is like in other person we all give our space to each other. There's not a lot of ego."
Listen to their latest EP below: