Diet Cig – “Harvard”

Diet Cig – “Harvard”

We’ve been admiring from a distance San Francisco/Miami-based independent label, Father/Daughter Records, since its super impressive co-curated lineup with Miscreant Records at the co-presented 2014 CMJ party at Silent Barn. The label’s upcoming release...
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Is “FourFiveSeconds” Even A Song?

Is “FourFiveSeconds” Even A Song?

On paper, the Kanye West-Paul McCartney-Rihanna collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” looks huge, a swing-for-the-fences song that could actually change things. It features two of the world’s greatest pop stars, plus a Beatle, and other wild card talent, but...
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Andy Pothier – In Headlights

Andy Pothier – In Headlights

Delighting local music fans and folk lovers alike, Andy Pothier’s new album dropped earlier this month, highlighted by an intimate release show at Mohawk Place soon after featuring the likes of Sonny Baker, Damian, and others in support of the Pine Fever drummer. In...
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Toro Y Moi – “Empty Nesters”

Toro Y Moi – “Empty Nesters”

After their 2013 album Anything in Return, Chaz Bundick and crew, aka Toro Y Moi, have announced a new record titled, What For?.  The record is set to be released on April 7th, out on Carpark Records.  With the announcement of the new album, the band also dropped the...
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Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

It was just two and a half years ago when Brooklynite wunderkind Joey Bada$$ got rap’s attention with his debut mixtape 1999. Stylistically an ode to the smooth, jazzy times of golden age hip hop, the mixtape was received fantastically and Joey was praised for...
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Lupe Fiasco –  Tetsuo & Youth

Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth

After announcing his departure from Twitter just earlier this week, the unusual Lupe Fiasco released his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth, yesterday. The explanation for who or what “Tetsuo” remains just as much of a mystery as the man himself. Regardless of...
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St. Vincent – “Bad Believer”

St. Vincent – “Bad Believer”

In advance of the release of a deluxe edition of her eponymous 2014 album, St. Vincent aka Annie Clark, just dropped one of it’s four bonus tracks, “Bad Believer.” Soaring, accessible, and a tad victorious, “Bad Believer” makes for a fine...
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ice bar – ante meridiem

ice bar – ante meridiem

There is something to be said about the type of songwriting that doesn’t require a full band to make it work. Making use of just an acoustic guitar and her voice, Rochester singer songwriter Camille Tharp, or ice bar, as she is so endearingly known, has put out ante...
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