All posts by Christiana Hart


Further Consideration: Kanye West – Yeezus

Listen to Yeezus angry. You can listen to College Dropout if you’re feeling soulful, 808s & Heartbreak if you’re feeling scummy, or My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy if you’re drunk on a rooftop. But definitely listen to Yeezus angry. As [...]

July 9, 2013 Features
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Album Review: The Virgins – Strike Gently

It’s already difficult to Google a band called, The Virgins, but for the last three years, it’s been nearly impossible.  After their 2008 hair-flip hit, “Rich Girls” their rise and fall from fame mirrored the career of a child star. [...]

April 29, 2013 New Music, Reviews, Uncategorized

Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, & Vandaveer Played The Bowery Ballroom (PHOTOS)

Matt Costa captivated the Bowery Ballroom on Monday night and although he’s not from New York, it felt like a long overdue homecoming. Opening the night was Vandaveer, a girl/guy duo from Washington, D.C. Mark Heidinger played acoustic guitar and [...]

April 18, 2013 Live, Reviews

Album Review: Devendra Banhart – Mala

Devendra Banhart, our favorite freak folk gypsy is back with his eighth record, Mala.  In the four years between this and the generally underwhelming What Will We Be, Banhart has cut off his Russell Brand mane, gotten engaged to Ana [...]

March 19, 2013 New Music, Reviews

Album Review: Javelin – Hi Beams

Hi Beams is the second release by Brooklyn duo Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford, on the David Byrne founded Luaka Bop label. Unlike their self-produced 2009 debut, Jamz n Jemz,Hi Beams was recorded in Machine With Magnets Studio with [...]

March 4, 2013 New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities

Between Foxygen’s recent output and this week’s debut of Jacco Gardner’s Cabinet of Curiosities, it’s certainly been a great month for 60s pop-psych revival. 24 years old, Gardner lives and breathes nederbiet, a Dutch strain of 60s pop-psych with overtones of [...]

February 12, 2013 New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Local Natives – Hummingbird

Local Natives, Folk chemists from Los Angeles, made a huge splash in 2009 with their debut, Gorilla Manor. Interviews and downloads were plastered over blogs, charts and radio stations.  They toured for almost all of 2010 around the continental US, [...]

January 28, 2013 New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

Odds are, if you’re a member of Generation X, Y, or whatever and you have a good musical head on your shoulders, you grew up listening to your parents’ groovy, cut-off jeans rock and roll.  Holy classics like Quadrophenia or [...]

January 22, 2013 New Music, Reviews

Yo La Tengo – Fade

Yo La Tengo is the kind of band that makes me beam with pride to be from New Jersey. Forming in Hoboken during the mid-80s, the group has released twelve records, fourteen EPs, numerous singles and collaborations, two soundtracks and [...]

January 15, 2013 New Music, Reviews

Album Review: Broadcast – “Berberian Sound Studio”

For those unfamiliar with Broadcast, a dark, psychedelic, Electronic duo from the UK, Berberian Sound Studio will be a bittersweet introduction. Composed for a psychological thriller of the same name, the soundtrack plays with the movie’s drift between physical and psychological [...]

January 7, 2013 New Music, Reviews