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Album Review: Barrie – Happy to be Here

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Brooklyn’s San Fermin exist in a constant state of flux, such that they see themselves as a collective moreso than a band. Buoyed by a collaborative approach that’s recently seen them work with the likes of Nico Muhly, Sorcha Richardson and Wild Pink (all of whom popped up on last December’s In This House EP), …

You’d do well to get on board with Brooklyn trio Endearments at this early stage of their career. They tapped Abe Seiferth to mix the song we’re premiering today. He’s worked with Nation of Language so knows a thing or two about the up-and-comers when it comes to Brooklyn synth-pop. ‘Too Late’ is the band’s …

As introductions go, this is pretty special: no room for clutter, richly melodic, teetering on the verge of explosion to leave the listener wanting more. More is exactly what you’ll get in a few months, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Say hello to A.M. Boys. They’ve been together 8 years and their second album …

Sounding like a fully realised trip back in time, the debut single from Curtis Godino Presents the Midnight Wishers introduces listeners to the trio under the stewardship of Godino, as they aim to recreate the feeling of 1960s girl groups with an appropriately psychedelic spin. We’re offering you the first listen of the dreamy ‘No …

There’s a line in the press release that describes this song as ‘the most fun panic attack you’ll ever have’ and sure enough, ‘No Vision’, the debut single from Brooklynite artist and producer Jack Ladd under the guise of Guy Blue sounds like he’s on the verge of losing his shit. In a cathartic or …

LCD Soundsystem at Brooklyn Steel

As a native New Yorker, I have a really embarrassing confession to make – I had never seen LCD Soundsystem live before. Kinda sad, right? But, thanks to their 20-night residency at Brooklyn Steel, spanning from late November to mid-December, I was finally able to correct that. It’s not like I haven’t been a fan …

We’ve got a lot of time for Brooklynites My Son the Doctor here at Backseat Mafia. We premiered ‘Bethany’ a couple of weeks ago, and with the release of their new EP on the horizon, we’ve got one last appetiser for you before the full six-song meal is served up next week, in the form …

Subversions of popular songwriting tropes, if done well, can really speak to an artist’s strengths. In the case of Brooklynite new wave bunch My Son the Doctor, their new song skewers a classic pop-punk fallback: the mutually toxic relationship. Its subject? Er… we’ll let the band explain that one. “We genuinely love pop-punk and thought, …

Hologram is the first release from New York Post-Punk legends A Place To Bury Strangers on their own newly formed label, Dedstrange. It is the follow up to their highly regarded fifth album, Pinned, and is a sonic return to A Place To Bury Strangers’ rawest, most unhinged sound. 2021 welcomed a line-up change, with …

New York dark wave duo Xeno & Oaklander have announced their impending full-length release, Vi/deo, due out on 22 October via Dais Records. The album promises to further distil the group’s iconic noir synth-pop and is inspired by ideas of synaesthesia, scent, star worship, and obsolescent technologies. Duo Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride conceived the …