Gretta Cohn appears in the following:
Friday, January 18, 2013
The late advice columnist's humor and tart tongue endeared her to musicians as well as advice-seekers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Red Baraat makes a high-octane sound drawing from Punjabi rhythms, New Orleans brass and New York hip hop. Hear the upcoming album from the "Brooklyn Bhangra" band until release on Jan 22nd.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sean Lennon teams up with Deehoof's Greg Saunier for a new experimental-psych project called Mystical Weapons.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
The Philadelphia-based retro-rock band Free Energy returns on Jan. 15, with its sophomore album, Love Sign. Listen to our premiere of the hooky song, "Girls Want Rock."
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Soundcheck producer Gretta Cohn shares her favorite music of year.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Brazilian cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena makes her debut amidst a collage of home movies and Super 8 footage. Watch a premiere of her video for "No Meu Pais."
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Hear the new album from Hortlax Cobra -- a.k.a. John Eriksson of Swedish pop trio Peter, Bjorn and John -- a tribute to Van Halen's classic 1984.
Monday, December 03, 2012
A remix is a remix is a remix. Unless it’s the German composer Nils Frahm reworking the Australian dance music duo The Presets. Listen to the premiere of the track "Promises."
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Super Hi-Fi's debut album Dub To The Bone will stream exclusively on our site through its release on December 4, 2012. Listen to the adventurous new album from Brooklyn's own trombone-heavy Afro-dub band.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Hear one band's take on the first "single" from Beck's upcoming sheet music collection.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Folk-rockers meet the zombie apocalypse in this exclusive video premiere from Brooklyn trio Pearl And The Beard.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
There are twelve months in a year, but only eight songs on Azita's Year. Listen to the new album from the avant-pop pianist and songwriter in this week's Check Ahead.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For nearly fifteen years, Jon DeRosa has written and recorded ambient works and sometimes shoegazey instrumental soundscapes under the name Aarktica. [Full disclosure: I contributed to one of those albums, years ago]. Now, he's shed the pseudonym and stepped up to the mic. The Danzig-loving songwriter presents like a post-punk Sinatra on his new album A Wolf In Preacher's Clothes -- a record that was self-released last year, and is now getting wider distribution. But this musical shift is not as dramatic a turn as it sounds.
On songs like "Snow Coffin," -- featuring cellist Julia Kent -- DeRosa crafts brooding arrangements under a noir storytelling sensibility. And with lyrics like "Got a knife, got a hunting blade too...Not much time before she awakes in my snow coffin tonight," DeRosa tells a chilling tale of wintry violence with a disarming sweetness.