Mike Katzif appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The former Coral frontman's songs ache with the resignation of someone still searching for answers. Remarkably, these songs sway with a light touch, with melodies that feel lived-in and singable.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Philly rock band creates earnest rallying cries for the uncool, for anyone who's ever felt like they don't fit in, and for those who eventually found belonging in cramped basement shows.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Behind the self-deprecating, kinda-emo moniker lies a love song written from both protagonists' points-of-view, set against a sludgy and stormy squall of guitars.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fronted by songwriter Carmen Perry, the Ohio band's irresistible pop-punk anthem captures the yearning, confusion and vulnerability that often comes with being young and in love.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Nicole Schneit's song plays out like a short vignette, recounting observations with evocative economy and below-the-surface harmonies from Lower Dens' Jana Hunter.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Michael Benjamin Lerner's fourth album as Telekinesis is what happens when a songwriter recognizes a bout of artistic lethargy and uses it as an opportunity to challenge himself.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The ambitious singer and pianist splits his new album into halves: one recorded with the New York classical ensemble yMusic and one 21-minute "Concerto For Piano And Orchestra."
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In his new band, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach plays immersive, funky R&B and soul that's embellished with velvety harmonies, hissy tape recordings and lip-curling attitude.
Monday, August 10, 2015
With just a keyboard and a microphone, the singer takes to a rowboat in the lightly choppy waters off Far Rockaway, Queens, to perform his song "No Other Heart."
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Ellen Kempner and her band document a fraught transition from childhood to adulthood — and do a great job, in part because they're still living through the process.
Friday, July 31, 2015
This skeletal rock song is a brilliantly written reminder that, while life is good, it could be so much better.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Winston Yellen's folk project dims the lights on a new collection inspired by electronic pop and R&B.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Conor Oberst's music has rarely felt this jarring, raw and immediate. Watch his recently re-formed punk band put on an exhilarating, fist-pumping show at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium.
Friday, July 17, 2015
In the Boston band's surreal new video, a mansion caretaker's isolation gives way to paranoia as "Torturer" builds through waves of noisy outbursts.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Stark intimacy gives way to a regal, celebratory fanfare in this first track from Savage Hills Ballroom.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Foxygen's Shaun Fleming steps to the fore in a song (and video) with a smile-inducing spirit.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Thanks in part to Ryan Lott's expanding roster of collaborators, Bones is the sound of restless, forward-thinking musicians as they search for something new.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Watch a new slow-motion video for one of They Want My Soul's best songs, directed by the production team LeBlanc + Cudmore.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
What makes the band's second album truly crackle is the way Sadie Dupuis' words interlock with her band's barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements.