05.13.13 | Dave
First Blush is a NYC based band that boasts Charles Sekel on vocals/keyboards, Zach Honoroff on drums & Zak Croxall on bass. I've enjoyed this band since they debuted their self-titled EP over a year ago, however, I've never been comfortable describing genre titles when things get this blurry, so I'll let them do it. "First Blush makes genre-bending synthpop, combining ethereal electronic elements with strong, catchy melodies and riffs." My thought is that it doesn't matter what you call it, so long as you call it good.
Regardless, in March of this year First Blush released their second EP entitled Supersynthetic. Supersynthetic is six tracks of engaging music that showcases sensitive and thoughtful consideration for musical shape, coupled with a unceasing understanding of groove. Charles Sekel and First Blush show real growth between the two EPs and I look forward to seeing where the band goes as they continue to progress.
Read on to check out the full EP for yourself and then stay in touch with the band via Facebook, Twitter, their Official Webpage, and even their Youtube channel. You dig?
04.27.13 | Steve
Last month, we put on our third Those Who Dig showcase in New York City. It was at Muchmore's and featured Beat Radio, The Pine Hollows, and Hey Anna. It was a great show. Check out our recap, complete with photos.
04.20.13 | Steve
We are very happy to unveil the first video session & interview for the Brooklyn Headsets project. This is a series of live performances filmed on a deck with a view in Greenpoint, Brooklyn recorded using headphones. You can expect to see many more of these videos through this spring, summer, and fall, as I am the interviewer for each session. It all starts today with singer-songwriter John Brodeur.
04.17.13 | Steve
As part of the release of Digcast X, the third installment of my NYC music series, I'm doing feature posts on each band in the podcast. We conclude with our sixth and final artist David Bronson, a musician who has spent the better part of a decade turning his life into art. He is in the midst of releasing the two volume work, The Long Lost (coming soon) and Story (out now).
03.28.13 | Steve
As part of the release of Digcast X, the third installment of my NYC music series, I'm doing feature posts on each band in the podcast. We resume this week with David Pollack, a talented singer-songwriter and producer who primarily plays acoustic guitar and sings. He has loads of experience as a busker and he's gearing up for an exciting slate of releases throughout 2013.