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Matt Caprioli

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

TUFT releases debut album “Look Look”

True to their literal name, TUFT is a collection of guitars, surfing percussion and melodic vocals. The L.A. based band, formerly called, Hi Ho Silver Oh, will release its first album, Look Look, on April 8th, and if you want to give your cerebellum a pleasant tickle, you can pre-order it through the band’s Twitter.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

RJD2 the deconstructionist. Review of “Dame Fortune”

Best known for his music in the opening credits of Mad Men, RJD2’s (née Ramble Jon Krohn) sixth album, Dame Fortune, is an atmospheric record punctuated with glimpses of those grand choruses of his previous album, More...

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Mammut and Stolen Jars at CMJ

Friday was the busiest day at CMJ, with over 300 bands playing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. A couple of bands stood out across the busy night, Mammut and Stolen Jars, and here’s why. The Icelandic six-piece band, Mammut,...

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Three great bands from CMJ Thursday

It’s been a week since Thursday night of the CMJ Marathon wrapped up, and the dust is still settling. It’s a general rule of thumb at CMJ that for every 15 bands you see, one will be near...

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Recapping CMJ Saturday with BØRNS, Garrett Borns and Kate Nash

Saturday was one of the most anticipated days at CMJ, with headliners like Kate Nash and Garrett Borns playing. They lived up to the hype. The first act to break up the general pretty-good-but-not-great quality of Saturday...

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Painted Palms’ “Horizons” is a forgettable rainbow oatmeal

The sophomore album from Painted Palms, Horizons is like rainbow oatmeal. It looks awesome, but is essentially bland.  While they’re fun live, this record feels like several steps below New Order, but with the (oh so memorable)...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Ryn Weaver is everything in the world (and then some)

On Wednesday night, Ryn Weaver delivered such a high octane show at the Bowery, that at 40-45 minutes, it left the audience flummoxed that it ended so soon, but enthralled while it lasted. The YouTube videos are already up here and here and here. ...

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Django Django blazes through New York

The art rock pop disco-tech fever dream known as Django Django played last night at New York’s Webster Hall to a sold out crowd. That so many people packed the Grand Ballroom’s floor in weather approaching the...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Maribou State’s “Portraits”: album review

Londoners, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, are the producers behind Maribou State. Since 2011, they’re created a string of EPs that have been well-received, but only now have released Portraits, their first full-fledged album.  If you like...

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Out now: Avid Dancer’s “1st Bath”

1st Bath will be the first nationally released album from Avid Dancer, the main project of Jacob Summers and his band. It’s another example of reliable indie—nothing mind-blowing, but comforting, like your favorite threadbare sweater. It’s gentle...

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