Seventeen years after keyboardist Sarah Barthel and guitarist Josh Carter met in junior high in upstate New York the duo are still making music together as Phantogram. Barthel recently reminisced with Crossfade about her middle school musical tastes when her sister introduced her to Carter. "I w ... More >>
Photo by Natalie CurtisComposer Yann Tiersen.Most of your American friends don't know composer Yann Tiersen by name. But play a couple of ten-second clips from songs like the melancholy accordion-and-piano piece "La Dispute" or the waltz-y whirlwind lament "J'y Suis Jamais Allé" and your test ... More >>
Brooklyn trio School of Seven Bells chalked up a whole lotta blog and magazine love in 2008 with its debut album, Alpinisms, a set of beat-driven dream-pop that sounded, at times, like an updated version of the Cocteau Twins. The ethereal, sometimes vaguely tribal female vocals came, even, from i ... More >>
via livenation.comAfter three albums and nearly a decade of trying to attract some wider notice, you'd think David Gray would have been pleased when he finally landed in the Top Ten via his international smash "Babylon" and the best-selling album from whence it came, White Ladder. Yet, as th ... More >>
Theyre more than one-hit wonders.
Seventh Tree (Mute U.S.)
In this week's edition of the print version of Miami New Times, I wrote about legendary DJ/musician/label impresario King Britt's gig this weekend at Shine. Because of pesky space limitations, I only got to use a few sentences from our near-half-hour conversation. So, for fans, I'm printing the whol ... More >>
Chameleonic DJ, musician, and now label impresario King Britt plays at Shine.
Wholeness and Separation (Vertebrae Records)
Jesse Sykes finds peace in The Sweet Hereafter
Extraterrestrial band next door: Ed Matus' Struggle
WVUM's signal boost is pumping up the power of Miami's finest college radio station -- and the internal complaints are getting louder along with it