Salt Cathedral (Interview)

The songs off Salt Cathedral’s latest, Oom Velt, are richly dense and often futuristic affairs. The instrumentation on the EP is vast in the way of electron clouds. Made up of many swirling but intertwined parts, the music creates something seemingly impenetrable, a gorgeous and shimmering base layer, which on closer inspection reveals an astonishing openness… Continue reading Salt Cathedral (Interview)

The Gradients (Interview)

The Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming [Photo from the Studio at Webster Hall show by Stephen Balser, as featured on the band’s facebook page] The night of their self-titled and debut record release at Shea Stadium, I sat down with The Gradients, comprised of Charlie DY, Sammy Weissberg, Luca Ba, and J Boxer, to… Continue reading The Gradients (Interview)

Bellows- Funny Things [Single]

Bellows is the project of Oliver Kalb (ex The Epochs) that features members of Frankie Cosmos’ band in the live lineup. “Funny Things” is the band’s preview single of the forthcoming album “Blue Breath”, which was “recorded in five bedrooms Kalb lived in over the course of three years”. If – from this premise –… Continue reading Bellows- Funny Things [Single]

The Brooklyn What- Minor Problems

The first two songs on The Brooklyn What’s latest EP, Minor Problems, clock in at a little over two minutes each, but combined they carry the full force of the bands deeply imbedded “punk” DNA. And though this is The Brooklyn What’s starting point, the band has brought something fresh to this now almost staid genre.… Continue reading The Brooklyn What- Minor Problems