Self-proclaimed folktronica artist Mikey Maramag, better know as Blackbird Blackbird, has deconstructed and reassembled Kate Bush’s 1985 classic, “Running Up That Hill,” for The Work Magazine. The rendition is hypnotic with layers of sound building up gradually on top of one another and relying on only a few repeated lyrics. Instead of getting hung up […]

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We have a fully packed week for all you New Yorkers running the CMJ Music Marathon. As with any long-distance endeavor, we recommend a nice warm-up stretch before you really start pushing yourself to see where that extra Five Hour Energy takes you. We have the perfect workout for you tonight at Santos Party House, […]

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It wouldn’t be a proper CMJ without a few All Things Go shows. We’ll be kicking off the music marathon on Tuesday, October 16th by throwing a beast of a showcase with our partners in crime at Neon Gold Records for a special NYC edition of our All Things Gold series. Join us at Santos […]

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A musical dynamo! That would be the case with tUnE-yArDs. File next to Dirty Projectors on the spectrum of vocal experimentation and horn exploration. This track “Bizness” off the w h o k i l l album available April 19th via 4AD specifically reminds me of the Dirty Projectors track “Stillness Is The Move”. Bonus […]

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As much time as I spend plunging the depths of the internet for new music, I feel like I’ve gotten a pretty firm grasp on what’s out there.  Niva definitely proved me wrong.  It took only seconds to know I had been missing out on something special. While he once claimed to be among the […]

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