Shana Falana is a dream pop band currently based in Kingston, NY. Shana Falani and Michael Amari explore darkness and light in their almost-meditative songs, which are illuminated by dazzling visual projections. The group paid us a visit late last year to discuss their music and plans for 2018.
Benjamin Cartel, whom you may recognize from his previous project Kaiser Cartel, has returned to his solo project roots. He brought his band by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to perform his folk-tinged indie tunes in late 2017 for a session.
Pow Pow Family Band wants you to know that we’re all living in a simulation. That simulation includes Providence, Rhode Island, where founder Miles Robbins began writing the songs that would form the backbone of the band/collective. A rotating cast of characters now fills the stage during Pow Pow Family Band’s inventive live shows and for this recent session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn.
Peter Oren's baritone voice instantly begs attention. The songwriter's thoughtful new album, Anthropocene (Western Vinyl), produced by Wilco's Ken Coomer, reflects on the current state of our world, and asks "how will we escape this hell we made?"
Songwriter Jaye Bartell playfully recorded his fourth album back in his old stomping ground of Asheville, NC, with contributions from an illustrious crew of friends, including Angel Olsen. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Jaye visited our studio in late 2017 to perform a handful of songs and chat about record making and life in New York.
In a Time Of Trouble, a Wild Exultation is available now from Sinderlyn.
Closeness is the new duo of Todd Fink (The Faint) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), who were married for a decade before starting a project of their own together. With a lush electronic landscape and distinct, effect-heavy vocals, the duo blend rock and pop with an approach that draws on the familiar styles of their previous work in a fresh way.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.