For more than eight years, Scott Hansen has been creating something truly different. Scott’s project, Tycho, had its first release in 2011. Titled Dive, the album garnered a lot of attention and interest. With soundscapes akin to Boards of Canada, Tycho grabbed the idea of ambient chill-wave and took it to livelier heights. The vibrant combination of soft drum-machine beats and light, wobbly synth made … Continue reading Tycho – Weather
Rochester based multi-instrumentalist Alex Northrup and his band The Backup released their six-song album in March titled Long Story Short. The band is made up of Alex Northrup (keyboard, vocals), Andrew Carter (bass guitar, backup vocals), and Jake Walsh (drums, backup vocals). The trio has a sound that ranges from really small to huge, making use of each member’s prowess on their instrument and their … Continue reading Alex Northrup And The Backup – Long Story Short
Brooklyn-based quintet Of Clocks and Clouds is a psychedelic rock powerhouse whose sound has been turning heads all over NYS and beyond. Their inclusion on numerous lists of bands to keep an eye on isn’t uncanny, it’s deserved. Read more at NYS Music… Continue reading Of Clocks And Clouds – Live At Brooklyn Bowl
https://nysmusic.com/2019/06/14/hearing-aide-lettuce-elevate/ Brooklyn based funk outfit, Lettuce, has been one of the pioneers in modern funk and jam music. The band’s skill and taste, combined with their ability to blend historic and popular music aesthetics together puts them in the spotlight for aspiring bands. The spotlight is nothing new to Lettuce and they are perpetually growing a global fan base. In fact, members Adam Deitch … Continue reading Lettuce – Elevate
https://nysmusic.com/2019/06/02/hearing-aide-freekbass-all-the-way-this-all-the-way-that/ Hail the almighty bass – a beautiful cornerstone of countless bands through history. Its versatility is a product of its transformation over time, to become a tool that is both seismic and transient. With such a dichotomy, the possibilities are endless, and that attracts some of the most sagacious of musical minds. Chris “Freekbass” Sherman is one such person; his bombastic aesthetic and revolutionary … Continue reading Freekbass – All The Way This. All The Way That.
This past year was full of music- it’s a treat to go back through the “Your Tops Songs 2018” playlist and reflect on the different kinds of music that shaped the mood of certain months or influenced listening preferences. Right next to that playlist on the Spotify app lies another labeled “Tastebreakers”. It is full of songs Spotify thinks you’d probably enjoy. It’s not pigeon … Continue reading Lamp – Her Watch
https://nysmusic.com/2019/01/10/hearing-aide-tortoise-forest/ Every now and again, a local NYS band will come from seemingly nowhere to drop an album with next level performances. Come January 12, one such band will release a 5-track album that has potential to impress rock fans not just in NYS, but around the country… Read the rest at the link above via NYS Music! Continue reading Tortoise Forest – Self Titled