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Ah, remember the Williamsburg of yore? Aka, two years ago when there were still plenty of DIY music venues thriving in the looming shadow of the waterfront's new condos? Now, that shadow is occupied by the infamous VICE offices, a complex of laptops and coldbrew that sprawls across Kent Avenue. If I sound bitter, I'm not, at all--having a major corporation in place of beloved music venues is totally fine with me. Gentrification, progress,...
Brooklyn party punk dudes Parquet Courts announced they're releasing their second album under their newer moniker, Parkay Quarts, demonstrating their true devotion to margarine rather than what we assumed was simply a convenient exploitation of homophones. According to Pitchfork, Content Nausea will hit stores or the internet or wherever the hell music goes these days on November 11th. NYC record label What's Your Rupture? is putting out Content Nausea on vinyl as well as CD for anyone who...
“5 Questions With” is a series spotlighting some of Brooklyn’s most exciting and influential creatives. (You can explore our archive of picks here.) Wormburner are narrative indie rock luminaries from Brooklyn via New Jersey. They've been trumpeted by everybody from KEXP, who have previously anointed them as Song of the Day, to NYC Taper, who describes their (somewhat rare) live shows as a "must see." In the grand tradition of storytelling songwriters, frontman Hank Henry weaves...
Need To Know is a  series spotlighting Brooklyn-based record labels. Today we meet Singles Club, a Brooklyn-based digital music journal run out of an apartment by buddies Chris Muccioli and Jeffery Silverstein.  "Singles Clubs" are not doing anything new. For decades, record labels (Sub Pop) and bands (The Beatles!) have mailed their music direct to fans in exchange for a monthly subscription fee, offering part of their catalogs to fans who are excited to forgo the...

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