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Saint Marilyn is the Brooklyn-based synth duo of multi-instrumentalists Che Houston and Kevin Marksson (performing here as a trio along with drummer Jon). The band creates dark, danceable, surreal pop music with soaring vocals, accompanied by equally mesmerizing visuals. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this special performance of their new tunes. Tangle is available now digitally and on cassette via Really Great Gum. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Monteagle is the new project from Justin Giles Wilcox of the band Nassau. Slightly more ethereal than his work with Nassau, Monteagle works within the country-tinged Americana world, with a bit of a…
PowerSnap is a powerful young Brooklyn garage rock band whose roots go back to their core members’ home of Israel. They dreamed of releasing music here in the U.S. and now they’re tearing it up…
Buck Meek is lead guitarist and one half of the songwriting duo behind the band Big Thief. He’s now front-and-center with his debut solo release, which offers a sweet and casually smooth…
Pale Ramon is a new NYC band formed around the core duo of Emanuel Ayvas (Emmanuel and the Fear) and Kevin Plessner (Oceanographer). With Ayvas’ memorable, kinetic songwriting and performance style atop driving rhythms, this project takes a leaner approach than what we’ve heard from him in the past -- and to great effect. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to share some of their tunes. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Deeper is a Chicago-based post-punk band who’s been steadily crafting their sound and conceptual attack for the past few years, in preparation for the release of their current self-titled debut.…
The Rizzos are those cool rockers you might’ve known in high school -- the friendly older kids who are kind of tough, but also total sweethearts who look out for you when the school bully throws you…
Russian Baths is a New York band that lays the noise on thick for their fuzzy and heavy, yet harmonious post-punk/psych sounds. Big riffs, hooks, dissonance, and squealing feedback are all over their…
LANZ, aka Benjamin Lanz, is a talented musician who somehow finds time to craft his own unique quirky pop music when he isn’t playing with indie rock’s biggest names (The National, Beirut, Sufjan…
Billy Libby is the Brooklyn-based songwriter and guitarist at the center of the band Fort Gorgeous. With a sound as beautiful, complex, and mysterious as their Maine-based namesake (and island fort in…

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