Hailing from Rochester, New York State, but now based in Brooklyn, New York City, Earthquake Lights take their band name from the nebulous lights which appear in the sky after an earthquake occurs. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, and is set for release early next year. ‘The Fix’ previously released as a single, comes with an intimate band’s eye view video.
‘Holiday Vinyl’ from Brooklyn’s Blakeley is a languid love song about loss and longing sung while holding tightly to a bottle of Jack Daniels. It’s not your traditional Christmas song by any means, it’s the sort of Christmas song sung by someone who’s seen the other side, the down side, the dark side. ‘Holiday Vinyl’ is sad and raw with only the jingling bells (plus a few references to Christmas) which pin it down to any particular season.
Brooklyn hip-hop artist GV is a man on a mission. His initials stand for “God’s Voice”, and he means to make a statement with his music, with his two most recent singles, ‘Exhale’, and ‘Another Hit’, coming out of nowhere and knocking people off their feet. His nw single, ‘Tunnelz’, with a compelling music video, seems sure to follow the others, and may well be is breakthrough as the voice of change in hip-hop.
Although their “last show ever” in February 2011 could have been the end of the road for LCD Soundsystem, it’s pretty clear the music was never going to completely die for the Brooklyn band, who were named in 2013 as one of Rolling Stone’s “New Immortals”. And with the announcement of their reunion in 2016 and headlining of Coachella that year, it was only a matter of time that a new album from James Murphy and crew would also be released.
Jay Pray, real name Justin P Romanos, was born and raised in rural Connecticut, and had his musical start recording in his makeshift home studio, and as a regular in the local DIY scene. It was however when he went to Drexel University, and studied Music Industry, that he was given the nickname J Pré, a reference to his earlier band, ‘The Justin P Romanos Experiment’. Upon graduating he moved to Brooklyn, and re-established himself under the pseudonym, Jay Pray.