This week we revisit the Brooklyn record label Kanine Records, with an in-depth interview with Lio Kanine, who has some great advice for being a successful band and hooking up with the right label, how a label can document a scene and grow with it, and the secrets to good music. We cover the early days with breakout bands Grizzly Bear, Chairlift, Surfer Blood, get into some local NYC music scene nostalgia, Ian Mckaye, skateboarding, kids, showering, venues, Florida, the label’s current international roster, and why New York is rad, all over some candy and Cigar City beer. Don’t miss this one!
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers. | read
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch