We’ve already been infinitely impressed this summer by Smorgasburg, the Brooklyn Flea‘s weekly event bringing a bazaar of delicious food to the Williamsburg Waterfront. Now – perfectly timed but not affiliated with the NYC Craft Beer Week – the Flea (along with the DUMBO Improvement District) is putting on this food- and beer-centric event, Under […]
Das Racist have a new record coming out September 13 (the same day as apparently every late summer/fall jam drops). The record is called Relax. It’s now available streaming right here if you have Spotify. Put it on and enjoy clever lyrics, convoluted pop (and sub-pop) culture references, slick production and (most of all) relaxing […]
I’m a little stuck in thinking that this Wild Flag video is part of a larger Portlandia skit. Partially because Carrie Brownstein is in it (and shredding), and partially because it is just that kind of weirdo style. Tom Scharpling directed this clip and it is completely up to par with his ever-growing catalogue of […]
Sunday night MTV had their weird award show celebrating videos they don’t air and music they don’t play. Following that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon posted his response to the event. It’s sort of vague, not quite angry, but somehow very poignant. there are great moments in awards shows. bruno mars sounded really good doing ‘valerie’ […]
James Blake and Justin Vernon are the Corey Feldmen and Corey Haim of 21st century indie music. Blake debuted this new jam “Fall Creek Boys Choir” on BBC Radio, and then the internet broke because everyone was streaming it at once. The attention is much deserved, because this song is a great supergroup jam.
Summer always starts out with big dreams: that road trip across the country, that epic beach party BBQ, that huge summer romance. But then, before you know it, it is August and most of your memories of the summer are of sweating your ass off in your no-window apartment, or scrounging up change to take […]
At a certain point you just get to do whatever you want. “I got a Grammy, I’m walking on stage with Mavis Staples.” But when it continues to be artistically pleasing, and he continues to perform with such sincerity and such a big smile on his face, Win Butler can do whatever he wants. Mavis […]
Like fancy cars? Girls got your fancy cars. “Vomit” is first single from Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which is out next month. The video doesn’t have anything to do with the title of the track, but it’s got porny shots of an old Mustang, so it’s still pretty cool.
Since transplanting from Brooklyn out to L.A., High Places have turned from minimal artsy tunes to real booty movers. This new track, “Year Off” (apt title as it’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from these two), is the first single off upcoming Original Colors LP (that’s the album artwork up there!) and is another one […]
Tomorrow night is the final Yr Friday Night of the summer. If you haven’t gotten the chance to come out to one of these poetry/music/art/awesome friendship hangout events yet this summer, you need to come out to Brooklyn Fire Proof for a great time. Check out the flyer and lineup below.