This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for… More »


It was clear things would be ending better than they began when I showed up in Williamsburg for the last day of Northside Festival. Everyone seemed to be in good… More »

Credit: Light Asylum - "Heart Of Dust"

In the world of Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello, “face down in the river my love” is a lyric that obviously should be depicted via lifeless bodies strewn about and… More »

Credit: Snacky Tunes Vol. 2

NYC twins Darin and Greg Bresnitz (Dinner With The Band, Finger On The Pulse) put out a live compilation companion to their web radio show, Snacky Tunes, last year, which… More »


Light Asylum – “IPC”

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Today the third track from Light Asylum’s forthcoming self-titled debut surfaced, the uptempo clapper “IPC.” Previously we’ve heard “Shallow Tears” as well as “Genesis” from that affair. Hit the widget… More »

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and… More »

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Light Asylum will release their full-length, self-titled debut later this spring, and today yields that affair’s lead single “Shallow Tears” — a grandiose, starry industrial breakdown featuring some more excellent… More »


Credit: Light Asylum - "Skull Fuct"

New Order drum patches, darkwave synths, black and white imagery, and a horse — it’s Shannon Funchess and Brother Bruno’s Light Asylum dream bottled up in a single embed. I… More »

Credit: Ford & Lopatin - "Snakes" and "Flying Dream"

Their 2011 album Channel Pressure was all queasy synthpop, like a bad-dream memory of ’80s PBS science-film soundtracks, but Ford & Lopatin go in a couple of different directions on… More »

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no… More »


Credit: Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” More »

Credit: IIII (Members of Deerhoof, Man Man, Soft Circle, Lonewolf, Lichens) @ Union Pool 9/3/11

This past weekend, NYC presented a number of only-in-NYC type concerts to help locals feel like they did some unique shit before the summer was over. For me, that meant… More »


Remixtape Vol. 5

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This month’s Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold of the band Golden Silvers,… More »


Credit: Light Asylum - "A Certain Person" Video

Over the past two years, Brooklyn vet Shannon Funchess has gone from being Brooklyn’s most recognizable backup singer (see: !!!, LCD, TVOTR) to fronting the locally celebrated dark wave project… More »

This year was the L Magazine’s third stab at its Williamsburg-based, CMJ-reminiscent Northside Festival. And from all accounts and perspectives, it was its most successful. It was the most Northside… More »