Andy Beta

Andy Beta appears in the following:

First Listen: 'The Space Project'

Friday, April 11, 2014

On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space. Participants include Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, The Antlers and more.


Revisionist History: 5 Crucial Frankie Knuckles Remixes

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The godfather of house music remixed far more records than he ever recorded himself. We revisit a handful of our favorite edits by Frankie Knuckles.


First Listen: Inventions, 'Inventions'

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Explosions in the Sky's Mark Smith and Eluvium's Patrick Cooper combine their atmospheric sounds — one stormy and majestic, the other plaintive and evocative.


First Listen: Liars, 'Mess'

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A band with a taste for reinvention takes on the blippy moodiness of '80s acts like Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yaz.


First Listen: Actress, 'Ghettoville'

Friday, January 24, 2014

On his new album, electronic music producer Darren Cunningham seems focused on the space surrounding each lethargic drum hit, as he revels in tape hiss and lo-fi glitches.


First Listen: Daughn Gibson, 'Me Moan'

Monday, June 24, 2013

The homemade solo country-noir of Gibson's debut gets fleshed out by a real band, featuring pedal steel, cello, trombone and guitar work from members of Baroness and Brokeback. Remaining front and center, though, is Gibson's voice, which remains as dark and thick as blackstrap molasses.


First Listen: Gold Panda, 'Half Of Where You Live'

Sunday, June 02, 2013

On his second album, British electronic music producer Derwin Panda gets out and explores the world. It's been three years since his debut, and he's spent that time crafting a sort of travelogue.


Homemade Music Before YouTube, Fruity Loops Or Bandcamp

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A book and CD set catalog the music of amateurs made between 1958 and '92 — when it wasn't so easy.


When Punk Met Funk, Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Monday, March 11, 2013

The most fun strain of punk music came out of Austin, courtesy of the Big Boys. And though the band broke up in 1984, its legacy lives on in 2013.


How A Studio Changes Your Sound

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Two acts, Ducktails and Autre Ne Veut, used the same recording studio in Brooklyn. Their moves out of the bedroom made a big difference on the sounds of their newest albums.


A Music Marathon, Literally

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Consider CMJ to be a ramping up of a normal week of music in NYC. Rather than have to decide between two intriguing shows on any given night, now you'll have to consider five shows or more, some stuffed with four or more bands worth investigating, scattered all over town, ...