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Dream Seeds is the new album from Extra Life, a New York band led by the elementary schoolteacher and noisy art-rock scene fixture Charlie Looker. Given Looker's pedigree, it's not exactly a…   Read Story »
Extra Life is a New York Band To Watch whose frontman, Charlie Looker, is an elementary school teacher with connections to Dirty Projectors, ZS, Mick Barr, Glenn Branca, and all sorts of other…   Read Story »
Occasionally overlooked New York BTW Extra Life have trimmed down to a saxophone-free trio and are set to release a more electronic-leaning four-song vinyl/digital EP, Ripped Heart. It was produced…   Read Story »
There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain '10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our…   Read Story »
In 2001, Extra Life leader Charlie Looker and Tyondai Braxton played in a band together (with Period's Mike Pride) called Antenna Terra. After that, Looker studied music at Wesleyan with Tyondai's…   Read Story »
Charlie Looker busily collaborates to myriad projects that flirt with abrasive, experimental, and/or extreme sounds around the city, but it's BTW Extra Life that allows him space to fully express his…   Read Story »
The first song that really stood out for me from incantatory BTW Extra Life was Secular Works's "Blackmail Blues," best described as a darker, heavier Dirty Projectors backed by Torch Of The Mystics…   Read Story »
Extra Life's Secular Works arrived unknown in our mailbox and quickly found its way into regular rotation. The New York group is fronted by guitarist/vocalist Charlie Looker, who spent six years in…   Read Story »