Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Video of the Day: Mizan K - "Looking For"

Mizan K released her debut EP, Dark Blue about a week or so ago.  Today we have for you a video for the song "Looking For". I'm digging this track. Check it out below.

New York-based singer, producer, instrumentalist and multimedia artist, Mizan K today releases her Dark Blue EP on Terrible Records.  Born in Chicago and raised between Ethiopia and New York, Mizan's world surroundings play a crucial role in her sultry and mysterious art of storytelling, searching for beauty in the world and teaching others to see it for themselves. 
Following the release of new videos for "7 Billion" and "Looking For", Mizan K this week shared the final song from her six-song debut, "Awe", which will be followed by the video next week. Each of the six songs on the EP have a Mizan-directed and produced video.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PUJOL - "Only Like" + Upcoming EP

PUJOL released the track "Only Like" this week.  It's the latest single from his upcoming KISSES EP via Bartertown Co-op. The EP will be released on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 27. Check out the track below.

Daniel Pujol is an artist currently living in Nashville, TN. Daniel's eponymous musical project, PUJOL, is not a garage rock act, despite what you might have read in any profiles, interviews and other published descriptions regarding his prior output.  Said back catalog includes numerous singles, EPs and LPs on labels including Third Man Records, Infinity Cat Recordings, and Saddle Creek Records. 
Daniel aka Puj recorded PUJOL's upcoming KISSES EP in his basement alongside his bassist, Zach Prosser, and engineering comrade, Ian McDonald. Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro Y Moi, Of Montreal) mixed it with him in Athens, GA at Chase Park Transduction Studios. The idea for an EP was hatched by Puj following a stretch of lengthy and arduous touring during the KLUDGE campaign when he realized that the poetry and rock & roll demos he was working on independently fit together like toes and shag carpet. He had always longed for that sort of dovetail. He also knew that an EP would further satiate the frothing horde during the lull between KLUDGE and his yet untitled, unwritten, and unrecorded upcoming LP. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Video of the Day: Melanie Fiona - "I Tried"

Today we have for you, "I Tried" from Melanie Fiona.  The video is a heart-rending statement on violence. Check out the clip below. Drop a buck twenty-nine and buy it HERE.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Video of the Day: Cordelia & The Buffalo - "Free"

Today we have for you, "Free" from Cordelia & The Buffalo. The track has a tribal feel to it and the video is filled with striking colors against a black background with simple, effective, dramatic movements.  The song is from their self-titled debut EP that can be found HERE. Check out the video below. 

Cordelia & The Buffalo is the brainchild of Mexican-American musician, Cordelia, who brought the band together in 2011 with the goal of creating a fresh and unique new sound. Based in Boston, Cordelia & The Buffalo consists of Cordelia Vizcaino on vocals/synths, Yusuke Sato (guitar), Rodrigo Gramitto (guitar), Diego Diaz (drums), Dan McCallum (bass) and Dag Hanken (percussion/synths). Their 6-track debut EP was released in January 2015 and each single represents the stories of the band members’ journey to personal freedom. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Song and Video from Deap Vally

Rock duo Deap Vally have released a new track called "Royal Jelly".  This effort sounds more polished than their previous work, but it still has that raw, seductive blues rock sound that got us hooked on them in the first place.  The track was produced by Nick Zinner.  Check out the Jess Holzworth directed video featuring Georgia May Jagger below.  Drop a buck and buy it HERE.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Video of the Day: Six Black Cordelias - "Ostrich Blues (Love Refugee)"

Today we have for you a clip from Six Black Cordelias. The video is for their track "Ostrich Blues (Love Refugee)". Check it out below.

Their previous track "You Burn Under My Skin" has caught my ear too.  I'm digging these guys and look forward to hearing more from them. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Upcoming: Makar at Lovecraft Bar, 11/14

Need plans for this coming Saturday night? Makar will be taking the stage at Lovecraft Bar, Room 2 on Saturday, November 14. See below for more details.

Saturday, November 14
50 Avenue B
New York, NY
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 8:30pm

Makar is Andrea DeAngelis and Mark Purnell. With her ethereal beauty and angelic voice, Andrea DeAngelis, who is also an accomplished poet and writer, has a magnetic presence that makes her a joy to see and hear.  With his deep, haunting vocals, Mark Purnell calls to mind a young John Cale. Their latest effort shows the true depth of their range as they draw on their influences from Bjork to Bowie to Blondie.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Broadcast To Release New Album + Preorder Info

Asheville, NC based band The Broadcast are gearing up to release their latest album, From The Horizon. The Jim Scott produced album is scheduled to be released in the Spring, 2016. The band launched a Kickstarter project to preorder the album. There are still a couple of weeks left on the campaign and some nice perks available. Get all of the details HERE. If you dig what they're doing, show your support. 

For your viewing pleasure, have a look and listen to the clip below of The Broadcast's vocalist Caitlin Krisko and guitarist Aaron Austin performing a cover of Grace Potter's "Empty Heart".

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Album and Video from Cut Out Club

A few months ago, we featured a video from Tel Aviv band Cut Out Club. We're happy to say, they've released another video which can be seen below. The clip was directed by Asaf Billet. And, the track is from their self-titled album that was released last month.  

Cut Out Club is a fun album. There are moments that it's reminiscent of 70's glam rock while at other moments it reminds you of early 80's nu-wave punk. There are even some moments I hear some Chic influence. It does all of this while sounding fresh and at times had me wanting to hit the dance floor. QNYC's pick for standout tracks: "Tears Like A Storm", "Teen Operator", "Colorized" and my personal favorite the infectiously funky, "Out of My World". Check the album out using the handy widget below.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Newport Jazz Festival: Day 3

Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- Newport, RI

All good things must come to an end. After a two days of hot jazz, I found myself at Fort Adams for the final day of the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival. It was a nice day spent enjoying music and festival "madness" with fellow photographers. This is what it looked like.

After back to back weekends of music festivals, I determined my brain might be broken. But, have camera, will shoot. My first stop of the day was the Quad Stage where I caught a bit of Jon Faddis: Triumph of Trumpets before heading over to the Fort Stage to Michel Camilo/Hiromi Piano Duets.

I then made my way over to the Harbor Stage catch some of the Bill Frisell Trio before taking a bit of a break.

Next up was Dr. John and The Nite Trippers and a bite to eat before heading over to the Quad for Jason Lindner Now vs. Now.

It was then back to the Fort Stage to see Arturo Sandoval where it was determined by some ladies standing at the barrier behind the photo pit, that he had some nice moves and a declaration of perceived sexiness from one. Those are the kind of things I normally hear at folk fest, not jazz fest!

My favorite set of the day was the Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band over on the Quad stage because well, Mike Stern is pretty bad ass.

Jamie Cullum closed out the festival on the Fort Stage who had the URI Big Band join him for his set.

See you next year Newport Jazz! Check out more photos in the slideshow below or see the photo album HERE.
Day 3: Newport Jazz Festival