Michael Katzif is Soundcheck's Digital Producer, where he serves as writer and site copy editor, photographer-videographer-editor, social media dude, and so on. He previously worked as an audio producer, video editor, and writer at NPR and NPR Music on All Songs Considered, the Tiny Desk Concerts series, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and a boatload of other things. He likes loud music.
Michael Katzif appears in the following:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Hear the Danish pianist and composer perform songs from her ornate and album, Aventine, in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter's new album, The Avenues, signals an evolution in sound and lyrical maturity. Download a brand new track from the album, "Out To Sea."
Monday, July 21, 2014
For longtime fans who felt a little burned by a string of not-so-good efforts, news of a new Weezer record always comes attached with some trepidation. But the band's new single "Back To The Shack" from the forthcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, seems to point towards a return to its beloved early years.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
For those familiar with Marco Benevento's instrumental work (or maybe from the Soundcheck theme song), one thing will immediately jump out with his new song, "At The Show": For the first time, the longtime keyboardist is singing. Watch a behind-the-scenes music video of his song, from his forthcoming album, Swift.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Brooklyn duo wowed us two years ago with an EP full of ghost stories and live electronic layering. Hear Tiny Victories perform songs from their latest record, Haunts.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It's been eight years since the phenomenal folk and bluegrass trio Nickel Creek released an album. In that time Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins each pursued myriad individual projects. But now they've finally regrouped with a new album, A Dotted Line. Watch the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Earlier this week, Sylvan Esso and tUnE-yArDs wrapped up a month and a half-long tour with two back-to-back nights at New York’s Webster Hall. Soundcheck producers Mike Katzif and Katie Bishop attended the shows on two separate nights, and chatted afterward online about their post-show impressions and the two bands, which both released albums this year.
Monday, June 23, 2014
There's an otherworldly cosmic tone in everything Shabazz Palaces members Palaceer Lazaro and Tendai Maraire create. And its brand new song "#CAKE" -- from the Seattle hip-hop group's upcoming album, Lese Majesty, seems perfectly suited to soundtrack your late night chillout after the party starts to peter out.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Interpol’s last, self-titled album came out back in 2010, and unless you happened to catch the brooding New York band’s recent live performance at Governor’s Ball a couple weekends back, you probably have not heard much of the band's new music. Until today. Interpol has just shared a live concert music video for “Anywhere” -- a track from the band’s forthcoming, anagram-y titled album, El Pintor.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hear jazz saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Hear Speedy Ortiz perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Twelve albums and more than 1,500 shows into its career, Phish has never seemed more at ease embracing what it does best, while still trying to refine and reinvent its own formulas.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The Teen Age is still a relatively new band with only a few songs released so far. But the group has already made some waves thanks to its blown-speaker rockers, shoutable choruses, and reckless exuberance. That woozy youthful energy is on full display in the new music video for “Stop,” from the band’s debut EP, Ways To Adapt.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Watch the brilliant comedian and extraordinary loop-happy musician construct his hip-hop and soul-infused songs in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
While the songwriter's sonic scope may have widened, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing. Hear Sharon Van Etten and her band perform tracks from the new album Are We There.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wig Out at Jagbags is the Jicks' first album recorded since the Pavement reunion a few years back. Hear the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.