Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus // psychedelic rock, musical novel
Tune in to birnCORE on Saturday, February 24 for an amazing live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film and I Am Strikes .
For 12 years, Robert Stevenson was the front man, producer, and primary songwriter of British rock band A Silent Film. Stevenson will play the band’s hits and other fan favorites in stripped-down, acoustic arrangements. Continue reading “Upcoming on birnCORE: Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film and I Am Strikes”
Palm – Rock Island (Math Rock, Indie Rock)
Math rock for people who hate math rock. Palm uses repetition and a cutting pop melodic sense to paint emotional pictures within the tropes of a genre that is too often devoid of feeling. Rock Island is one of the freshest sounding rock records of the past few years.
Favorite Tracks: Composite, (Didn’t What You Want) Happen, Dog Milk, Pearly
Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love “Pirates” [Single] // alternative dance
I got a chance to sit down with Erin Birgy, the mastermind behind avant-garde pop band Mega Bog, before their show at the Sinclair with Destroyer. Here are some of her thoughts on music, Star Trek and pierogies:
Ruben: Is there a motif or concept that tends to drive your music?
Erin: Suffering (laughs). I think there’s a lot to be said. Actually one of my favorite writers passed away yesterday, Ursula Le Guin. In one of her books she talks about how the whole purpose of human, or what it is to be human, is to share and absorb other people’s suffering and make it less of a burden on one person. To like actually take that pain into yourself so you will feel bad but you will be helping somebody else feel less bad. I think that’s a lot of what it’s about and lot of where writing and songs come from. Continue reading “Interview: Erin Birgy of Mega Bog”
Smokey Brights – Come To Terms EP [try 1, 3] // alt rock
Come To Terms is a fairly short album that has a super relaxed groove throughout. You can really feel the chemistry between lead singers, Ryan Devlin and Kim West. Together, they are able to create a tame, yet cool indie/alternative sound while alluding to the days of 70’s psychedelic rock. Continue reading “Erin’s Top Picks of the Week”
By: Ruben Radlauer
Generally speaking, the name “Pirate!” brings to mind swashbuckling antiheroes of the seven seas. Those in the music marketing and college radio world, however, have a vastly different association—with an entity that might be partially responsible for bringing your favorite music into the public eye.
Pirate! Is a marketing company that has worked with both major and indie labels (Universal, Warner, Anti-, Kill Rock Stars, Epitaph, Rough Trade are just a few) to promote the work of artists ranging from Alkaline Trio to Tegan & Sara to Mavis Staples and everyone Continue reading “Interview: Pirate Doug of Pirate! Promotion and Marketing”
Tune in to birnCORE tonight for a live broadcast from the Red Room @ Cafe 939 featuring Brooklyn, NY’s WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger. WOLF! is a Brooklyn-based trio that seamlessly merges soul, blues, country, and rock to create a party where everyone is welcome. Continue reading “Live tonight on birnCORE: WOLF! Featuring Scott Metzger”