SSION Tour Starts Today, Brings Dance Party To Chicago On October 9th


Cody Critcheloe is the mustachioed maestro behind SSION (pronounced “shun”), the electro-pop group whose music should come with a warning label: you will get weird on the dance floor until the sun comes up. While the band’s existence can be traced back to Critcheloe’s high school days in mid-90s Kansas City, his recent move to [...]

Listen: St. Lucia – September


Today Brooklyn-based digital-pop wizard St. Lucia premiered the title track off upcoming EP September (September 25th release) via Pitchfork. A long-overdue debut LP is due out in early 2013 on Columbia, a delightful bit of news for anyone who has heard the pop perfection of other tracks like “Before The Dive” and “Closer Than This,” or his [...]

Brooklyn Supergroup DAYTONA Releases EP, Stream “Undertow” Here


I hate to call Daytona a supergroup—the designation is almost always a bad omen and I’m not sure it ever applies to bands on the fringe—but since this collaboration was conceived in ultra-hip Brooklyn, they will likely get that kind of buzz. Daytona is a 3-piece band that includes guitarist/singer Hunter Simpson of Wild Yaks, [...]

Review: Miracles of Modern Science @ Drunken Unicorn


It was a great surprise, since I’d missed them at SXSW, to come home and have the opportunity to see Miracles of Modern Science play for the first time at one of my favorite local venues. I didn’t know much about the Brooklyn five-piece before the show. All I could conjure up was a crossbred [...]

SXSW 2012, Thursday Night March 15


Living off coffee, first day hype, beer, energy shots and two hours of real sleep, I felt very early in the evening that I wouldn’t be moving around much Thursday night. The Team Clermont / Fire Records / Critical Heights showcase at Beale Street Tavern is where I and my crew wound up for much [...]

Free Download: The Sexual Side Effects – “Aurora”


Atlanta-based alt rock quartet The Sexual Side Effects released the first single off their upcoming debut EP release, High Maintenance, this past Thursday. The release of the single, “Aurora,” also saw the launch of a month-long Kickstarter fundraising campaign. The fund will finance the production of the video for the new single, which will be [...]

Bear Hands: New Record + New Tour


Brooklyn’s Bear Hands are hitting the road. Their debut album Burning Bush Supper Club just came out this week on Cantora Records, and last night – in Raleigh – they officially kicked off a headlining tour in support of the record. Tonight Bear Hands, with touring support from Tallahassee’s Holiday Shores and local opener Siberia [...]

Ways to Enjoy Bear in Heaven


If you didn’t already know, Bear in Heaven is a Brooklyn based band that has mastered the art of blending of psychedelic guitars, key melodies, etcetera electro sounds and beats.  In October of last year, they released their second full-length, Beast Rest Forth Mouth, on Hometapes (a Portland indie label that boasts musicians as well [...]