Right! So Mr Jason is visiting the lovely peoples of NYC and left me Dr Patel in charge. I dragged the nearest hobo off the street to help me record and his name is Owen. Can he radio? Let us find out!
Originally begun as a project called The Calendonia Mission by brothers Anthony and Angelo Lamarca, The Building has since grown into a full-fledged band based in NYC. Although Angelo still resides in their hometown of Youngstown, OH, the additions of a cellist (also Anthony’s wife) and a saxophonist/clarinetist (whom Anthony met when they both played with St. Vincent), have helped give The Building a hefty and robust, indie-rock meets orchestral-pop sound.
Slowdance, a Brooklyn-based quintet, have a penchant for edgy indie-pop and for crafting songs in French. According to the band, their moody, keyboard-heavy stylings were influenced by Blondie and ‘70s synth-wave, so it’s no wonder that here, they sound sultry and submerged in hypnotic, humming electronics. Frontwoman Quayar Quinn-Settel — seemingly mysterious and secretive, curtained by thick bangs — recalls a cross between Tennis’ laid back Alaina Moore and the dynamic Karen O. An intriguing vocalist and performer — beautifully delicate one moment, curiously detached the next — she is one of many reasons Slowdance is a band that’s hard to forget.
Just in time for President Obama's speech regarding his plan to improve the unemployment situation in the country, BTR has correspondents Lauren Hawker and Jess Westberg on the streets of Washington, DC, and New York City this week to ask people about their personal experience with finding and keeping a job. [blip]video2[/blip]
Poison Control Center is a quintessential rock ‘n’ roll band -- guitar rock with a healthy dose of showmanship. Says Travis: "Straight outta Ames, Iowa come The Poison Control Center. These tireless rockists have opened for Pavement and play hundreds of shows a year all over the country. Their shows are sweaty, visceral, anti-shoegaze fun-fests brimming with rock and roll abandon..." [blip]video2[/blip]
Brooklyn indie rock act Shake the Baron invite us into their Bushwick apartment for a live performance of "Seafoam Sofa." [youtube][/youtube]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Antonionian, Bibio, Clams Casino and more in today's mixtape...
.357 Lover performs "Bye Bye Girls" at the University Glee Club of New York City's private black-tie dinner, in Times Square stalwart, Rosie O'Grady's Saloon. [youtube][/youtube]