Category Archives: Cool Band/Song Alert

MP3: Hotfox “Mountain Tiger”

Drawing by Molly Crawford Hotfox is a band that I found searching around for music for the show.  This song is straight-up pretty.  It’s a great study in how to gradually build emotion and layers in a song.  It’s the #1 reason I like this band.  The #2 reason I like this band is because […]

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MP3: Alabama Shakes “On Your Way”

I discovered Alabama Shakes in September, and immediately thought to myself, “What a great find!  I’m going to post about them as soon as I get the blog back up and running.  They’ll be a great unknown gem to get started with.”  Turns out I was only slightly ahead of the curve.  I mean, it […]

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Blog Is Back

Hello!  It’s been seventh months, but New York Rockmarket is up and running once again.  Over the last half year, I’ve spent all my musical energy music supervising a new show on ABC called Final Witness.  It’s going to air in March, and I can’t wait to share everything I’ve been working on with you. […]

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Two Cool New Bands: Left & Right and Ravenous

I’m particularly excited about these two bands because they are both playing the NYRM two year anniversary show at Shea Stadium on the 15th.  More on that tomorrow, but for now, I want to introduce you to these bands, both of whom have found their way into my inbox over the last couple of months. […]

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Sweet New MP3: Tonstartssbandht’s “Preston ‘Great Ass’ Imfat”

This song has been kicking around since mid-October, and I’ve been meaning to post about since, especially after catching Tonstartssbandht at Bruar Falls.  I’ve been pretty down on music lately.  Everything seems so safe to me, either a retreading of trends from the past two years or a retreading of 80s mall music.  But this […]

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Cool New Album: Sex With An X by The Vaselines

I went to see The Vaselines last May at Bowery Ballroom, and this is what I had to say about them:  “They’re simultaneously the most adorable and most totally badass band I’ve ever seen.  Maybe it was the accents, but I didn’t know it was so possible to be so darned cute, even while discussing […]

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Two Cool New Bands: Translations and Your Youth

I’ve been digging really hard this week on Translations and Your Youth.  Two very different NYC bands, but they both have a lot of awesome in common.  I bet you’ll like both of these tracks.  Translations sent me an e-mail a few days ago with their second ever single, “Tarantella.”  It’s a stunning little song, […]

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MP3 Roundup: Weed Diamond, The Corin Tucker Band, Ducktails, and The Hundred In The Hands

Happy September!  Time to get blogging again.  I’ve had a nice break, and now I’m ready with fresh ears to bring you the best Brooklyn has to offer.  I expect to be posting at least once a day, but I want to reiterate that I’m not going to suggest a daily show unless there’s something […]

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Awesome New Album: Melted by Ty Segall

There’s been plenty of talk on NYRM about Ty Segall.  I’ve had a lot of admiration for the San Franciscan rocker for quite some time, digging a lot of his scuzzy garage songs, though not particularly blown away by him at SXSW.  I liked Lemons last year, but it didn’t make my end of year […]

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Cool New (Old?) Band: King Tuff

I’ve been pretty vocal about my love of Happy Birthday’s self-titled debut album lately.  Last week I was working at my internship for the company that handles Happy Birthday’s booking.  They’re always listening to good tunes in the office, and something really, really good came on that I didn’t recognize.  It was vintage grungy punk […]

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