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
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.
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
https://nysmusic.com/2018/12/03/hearing-aide-lord-electro-reinvigorator/ Lord Electro, a budding electronic band from Albany, figures out a way to make their synth stand out as a staple lead tone by creating rich rhythmic grooves which fit like a puzzle piece underneath competent key lines with various changing characteristics… Read the rest of the review at NYS Music (link above)! Continue reading Lord Electro – Reinvigorator
Jamestown is typically referred to for its rich history in comedy. While the scene there is thriving, with the new addition of the National Comedy Center, the presence of a budding arts scene separate from comedy doesn’t typically get much coverage. A handful of bands there are set on changing that though, with local quartet Cold Lazarus leading the charge. They have made appearances at … Continue reading Cold Lazarus – Self-Titled
https://nysmusic.com/2018/09/27/hearing-aide-groovestick-mosaic/ Mosaic carves out a unique jazz-funk sound in the vein of Head Hunters while injecting subtle pop melodies, making the album as accessible as it is complex. Original member Dan Gerken (guitar/bass/vocals) has assembled a power house of a group with Chris Carballeira on keyboard/vocals and Dave Berger on drums…. Read the rest at the link above! Continue reading Groovestick – Mosaic