Space Curse
Jun09

Space Curse

SPACE CURSE — Chimes Unpolished bedroom pop with promise By Eric Evans Ready for a lo-fi surprise? Zigzagging on the spectrum between the melodic teen-punk of Skating Molly, the earnest joke-pop of James Kochalka Superstar, and the deceptively simple guitar soundtracks of Otomo Yoshihide lies Chimes, the first EP by Space Curse, aka Naama Peer. That’s a lot of stylistic ground to cover in 8 minutes yet these tracks—the jangly, moody...

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Interview with BERNARD+EDITH
Jun07

Interview with BERNARD+EDITH

BERNARD+EDITH  By Serenat Kivilcim  Manchester-based electronic-pop duo BERNARD + EDITH, who released their debut album “Jem” last month via Bella Union, is comprised of Greta Carroll and Nick Delap, two pals from Manchester who bonded together over a mutual love of music. Their band name comes from each of their middle names and together the duo creates electro pop song with some hints of Portishead, Japan, Cocteau Twins...

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Interview with Sun Club
Jun06

Interview with Sun Club

SUN CLUB By Jon Hersh “Sun Club is a group of buddies playing happy music ” is a surprisingly accurate introduction to this five-piece Baltimore-based group. Playing energetic but light-hearted beat-driven pop, Sun Club have toured constantly in support of their first release Dad Claps at the Mom Prom, playing over 100 shows in the US and Europe in the last year alone. Black on the Canvas caught up with Sun Club over email...

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Courtney Barnett: Music comes naturally to me
Jun05

Courtney Barnett: Music comes naturally to me

Q&A Session with Courtney Barnett and live performance with her band at The GRAMMY Museum- 5-31-2015 By Harriet Kaplan Courtney Barnett is winning rave reviews and being called a fresh, original voice. Barnett’s unconventional vocal style is mix of spoken word, funny monologues and deadpan singing.  Music reviewers/critics are breathlessly tying themselves in knots searching for new adjectives to describe Barnett’s...

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COASTLANDS — Come Morning, A Radiant Light
Jun04

COASTLANDS — Come Morning, A Radiant Light

COASTLANDS — Come Morning, A Radiant Light Melodic instrumentals suggesting a fusion of Kraut, Prog, and ambient rock By Eric Evans The Ridley Scott film Legend has some impressive visuals (not least of which being Tim Curry in full-on demon makeup) but the Tangerine Dream soundtrack is the best part of the movie. By the ’80s the Krautrock pioneers had finessed their widescreen sound from the endless vistas of Zeit to more easily...

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