Archive
David Nance is a classic rocker. We don’t mean that he plays classic rock, but that he embodies it with a long haired, feedback-slinging, getting into the groove, cymbal-smashing vibe that’s custom-made for tape hiss freaks and vinyl crackle aficionados. The band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to shake it up for this session! Negative Boogie is available now from Ba Da Bing Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Henry Jamison is a songwriter currently based in Vermont, though we first got to know his hauntingly poetic style through his previous Maine-based band, The Milkman’s Union. Now, a few years later, Henry has been crafting a strong body of solo work and hitting the road, racking up millions of streams of his music along the way. Check out this intimate performance recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Rains EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Bonelang is the Chicago-based duo of Matt Bones and Samy.Language. Backed by talented jazz musicians and drawing on the influence of pop, hip hop, and jazz, the group has a fresh sound, blending smooth singing with fiery rhymes and flow along with tight instrumentation. They brought their magic to Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for this fresh session. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Trevor Sensor is a 23 year old songwriter from Sterling, Illinois. With a voice that reveals his clear musical lineage (Guthrie>Dylan>Waits) and a fresh punkish attitude, the prolific artist has a lot to say. Things are already off to a killer start musically for this young talent, backed in the studio by Whitney for his first LP with Richard Swift and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado producing. Trevor stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share a few tunes with us in this intimate session. Trevor Sensor’s debut LP, Andy Warhol’s Dream, is available now from Jagjaguwar. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wanderers through the watering holes of late night Kings County may have stumbled upon Evan Fricks, a Southern Gothic crooner with the energy of a lightning bolt, weaving the dark and enchanting tales of Ole Fateful. Born in north Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Fricks has spent the past several years in New York City honing his craft — namely, songs of loss and redemption brought to life by the synergy between band members Jae Ko (slide guitar), Krystine Summers (accordion,banjo) , Rob Hellyer (bass), and Ryan Hayden (drums). The band recently visited us at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to perform a handful of brand new songs from their upcoming LP. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) is a trio based out of Beijing, China. With lead singer/guitarist Hua Dong and his wife, bassist Liu Min, at the core, the band has developed a strong local and international following. Ahead of the release of their upcoming album, recorded by Hector Castillo (Philip Glass, David Bowie, Björk), the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to give us a taste of what fans in China have been onto for years. Before The Applause, will be released in September 2017 via Modern Sky USA. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Idgy Dean is the live-loop-based solo musical endeavor of Brooklyn’s Lindsay Sanwald. Sanwald’s presence is electric, and the energy and skill with which she weaves together and manipulates live sound loops is unforgettable. Get a look at how she does it in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Heavy Cosmic Lumber is available for pre-order on Pledgemusic now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Roselit Bone is the 9-piece gang of cowboys spreading the dark visions of Joshua McCaslin, based out of Portland, Oregon. McCaslin’s style draws heavily on country, but the band’s vibe and subject matter veer hard from post-punk to rockabilly, pulling together a soundtrack for the end times that feels wholly appropriate these days. The band crammed into the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share their tales with us. Blister Steel is available now on Friendship Fever. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
West Virginia songwriter William Matheny cut his teeth in the excellent band Southeast Engine before setting out on his current solo endeavor. Using Americana, country, and folk as a springboard for his powerful, literate indie rock story-songs, Matheny has crafted a body of work to lure even the most devout indie snobs to the twangy side. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO with his band to show us just how they rock out down south. Strange Constellations is available now from Misra Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Chicago trio Dream Version — Eric Brummitt, Alec Jensen, and Michael Kunik — have been perfecting their poppy, post-punk-inspired indie rock since 2013. Keeping instrumentation to the classic power trio setup gives the band a lot of room to play and experiment with their idea of pop music, pushing things further into the arty, experimental territory that makes them feel a bit more in line with The Fall than The Kinks. The music is deceptively smart in its simplicity, and the lyrics manage to turn personal questions and conflicts into rock anthems. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share their music with us. Fight Fair by Dream Version is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Dinosaur Pile-Up is the UK-based grunge trio of Matt Bigland, Michael Sheils and Jim Cratchley. Though the sound they’ve mastered has strong associations to a certain era and city, the huge, catchy, riff-heavy verse-chorus-verse dynamics the band employs definitely feel their own. Even more impressive is the group’s super sharp, tight vocal performance and pure rock power. The guys stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO while on tour with Chevelle to show us how it’s done. Eleven Eleven by Dinosaur Pile-Up is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.

recommendations