This is the most excited I’ve gotten about a collaboration since I got an e-mail that said “featuring members of Blood Brothers, The Locust and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” World-beating noise-punks METZ and the godfather of post-hardcore John Reis (frontman of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt) dropped a track yesterday called […]
Music takes a peripheral role in most people’s lives. It’s why most people listen to whatever they liked in high school; a time where obligations and responsibilities are few, and hours can be spent daily listening to new records. Explosions In The Sky were a cornerstone for me then. They were “serious music,” and could […]
Turns out you need to make $130,000 per year to live alone in Williamsburg. Greenpoint comes in at $136,000 per year! Don’t worry, Bushwick is a “steal” at $107,960. Yeesh. Punch in your income here to see what hoods you can actually afford. Thanks DNAinfo… I think.
New York City’s best post-hardcore band, Big Ups, will release the follow-up to their criminally underrated debut LP Eighteen Hours of Static, entitled Before a Million Universes on March 4 via Exploding In Sound Records. They quietly released the record’s first blistering single, “Capitalized” a month ago. It’s a great track, but the bass-heavy “National […]
It never felt like David Bowie would die. That’s something that can be said for all immortals, but he was a special case. David Bowie really and truly felt like he was not of this earth, a notion he embraced thematically, lyrically and theatrically as a creature of the cosmos. He had the look: A […]
Ranking the year’s best albums is always a stressful process argued over many beers, and if we’re at it long enough, many whiskeys. This year, there were many whiskeys, and we ended up with a… different list than a lot of the ones you’ve been reading over the past month or so. We’re proud of […]
5) Washer, Patio, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control and Spit at Palisades If you’re in the hunt for some good ol’ fashioned indie rock, then Palisades has the show for you this weekend. Washer don’t really sound anything like Slint, but in my mind, they take their name from the hushed Spiderland track of the same […]
The 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon – aka everyone’s best chance to burn through their remaining sick days by year’s end – took place last week and as always, the FREEwilliamsburg team was on hand taking in the sights and, more importantly, the sounds of the five day festival. Here’s what we took away from […]
I recently acquired a Playstation 3 for free. I was pretty amped, except I soon learned that all video games are now interactive films, with runtimes dwarfing Jodoworsky’s Dune. Who has the time and intellectual energy to spare for that? Teenagers, of course, but I’m a grown ass man now. It was hard enough for […]
Talk about a dream team. The Adult Swim singles program has bestowed on us another gem, this time from the grandaddy of funk, George Clinton his most gifted spiritual followers: FlyLo, Shabazz Palaces and Thundercat. Stream “The Lavishments of Light Looking” below and download it here for posterity’s sake while you’re at it.