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Sean Bones – “Rhumba Beat” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sean Bones’ debut album was heavily influenced by reggae. This new single’s greatest inspiration was Brooklyn’s seemingly endless winter, and a preset on a decades-old drum machine. Says Bones:
This winter I fought off the nasty weather with a drum machine. I got this old wooden Hammond thing in the fall, and I’d hide… More »

By: jessica / April 5, 2010 - 10:36 am

New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

New Sean Bones (Feat. Norah Jones) – “Turn Them” (Stereogum Premiere)

At the end of July, Sam Champion guitarist Sean Sullivan released RINGS, his debut as Sean Bones. When we posted the video for lead track “Dancehall” we mentioned the influence of reggae on Sullivan’s project, though you likely could’ve come to that conclusion on your own. The sweet, sunny-even-if-not-sunny “Turn Them,” his album-closing duet with… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009 - 11:14 am

New Sean Bones Video – “Dancehall” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sean Bones is the solo reggae-influenced (and Clash, Police-esque) project of Sam Champion guitarist and actor Sean Sullivan. In a week and change he’s releasing RINGS, his 11-track full-length debut, via Frenchkiss. The first single “Dancehall” plays an integral part of this Lance Edmands-directed video. It was shot in Brooklyn and finds a DIY Bone… More »

By: brandon / July 13, 2009 - 10:28 am