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MP3s: Cary Kanno

May 2, 2012

Cary "CKP" Kanno is a rising artist from Chicago, whose past experience includes stints with 9-piece hip-hop/rock hybrid Abstract Giants and 8-piece funk band Doko Benjo. His history suggests he's a natural for collaboration a...


Tigermilk is the solo project of Paulina "Kuky" Tala. Inside we offer the world premiere of her excellent new track, "Talátur". Don't miss it.


MP3: New Beard – “Doom”

April 26, 2012

Recorded in a Brooklyn cellar, New Beard's debut LP New Beard City is a stunning work touching on everything from metal and prog-rock to worldly folk. Few handle stylistically eclectic sounds as well as the album's producer, Du...

Dream-Pop + Shoegaze

The Widest Smiling Faces is the work of Aviv Cohn, a Brooklyn-based artist striving to "elicit sensations of musical imagery and color" to the listener. He has been drumming up quite a bit of exposure lately, especially after a...


Most critics agree on the praise for Amanda Jo Williams. Although her voice is highly idiosyncratic, with a clawing southern drawl and punchy delivery, her songwriting is inventively addictive; the contrast is like sweet and so...


London-based Black Manila cite hardcore early garage, specifically The Pretty Things, as a major influence, but "Fiasco" touches on ferocious art-rock and sneering punk as well. Over repetitively hypnotic guitar strums, nasally...


"Langour" is a sultry track from Candy Empire, an Estonian four-piece that recall the raucous garage-rock sound of The White Stripes with a darkly brooding Brit-pop emphasis. As for the latter, predominantly featuring genre, co...


Stream: Los Encantados

April 24, 2012

Los Encantados are a rising Brooklyn-based six-piece with a knack for throwback, summer-friendly rockers. They incorporate their love of surf-rock and throwback pop like Jonathan Richman or Little Joy, who recall the style̵...