Manhattan’s hometown heroes The Postelles ventured to Brooklyn to do a very special live session for The Wild Honey Pie. Watch them play a stripped down, banjo infused version of their song “123 Stop” in a very cozy at home studio. Also head over to the Wild Honey Pie to download a couple of tracks from this aptly/ adorably titled “Honey I’m Home” live session. Enjoy!
Do you like to shop? Do you like to drink? Well then why don’t you do both at the same time this Sunday October 16th at the Vintage Crawl‘s premiere event: the Fall Crawl. The Vintage Crawl is a self-guided shop and bar hop through Williamsburg and Greenpoint–this premier event will feature a designated bargain hunt through the best vintage shops- men’s, women’s and home- in the neighborhood. All of your favorite neighborhood bars along the route such as the Commodore, Manhattan Inn, High Horse Saloon, Huckleberry bar, the Gibson and Soft Spot will be featuring various drink specials during the Crawl from 12-6pm– there will also be an after party for the the Vintage Crawl at Union Pool starting from 6pm onwards!
All involved shops will be offering special discounts to crawlers– all you have to do is show them the map to redeem. You can download and print the map here and/ or get it on your smart phone from the new Williamsburg app, Domino, at hellodomino.com. Its free and fantastic!
Below are some previews of Vintage Store discounts:
10% off all items in store
Watch this Rock N Roll epic from hometown heroes, Workout, shot on the mean streets of Bushwick.
Not really up for the cluster f*** that is Fashion’s Night Out but still wanna get in on the glam? Then stay local and head on over to Grand St. this evening from 4-11pm for Fashion’s Night Out: WILLIAMSBURG. Our friends over at Antoinette vintage have teamed up with jewlery wunderkinds Scosha and are hitting the streets to provide excellent deals and various complimentary beverages. Be sure to hit up Antoinette for excellent deals (per usual) and a glass of champagne and Scosha for their sample sale, mini-facials, a vegan cupcake (or two!) and a cocktail care of Grand St. faithful Aurora. Champagne and cupcakes without the scary SOHO crowds! This sounds less like Fashion’s Night Out and more like my dreams.
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson not only has the marathon of given names but he is also the front man to the new bona fide indie supergroup, Ill Fits. The group consists of members from some of the buzz world’s finest such as MGMT, Amazing Baby and Foreign Islands. The band only has one track available online but trust us it is a GREAT one– listen to ‘blood & devotion’ below for a smattering of post-punk art-rocky goodness. The track almost plays like a modern cross breed between Television and David Bowie and that’s some pretty great company to keep if you ask us. If you like what you hear (you will) go check them out this Saturday at Glasslands with Young Magic and Mon Khmer.
It is safe to say that we are officially in “dog days of summer” territory and there is no better soundtrack to get you out of your slump than the beach ready jams of Sea Monsters. Maritime themed tracks like “fin in the water” and “dark Vineyard day” come complete with front man DL Tashjian’s malkmusian bellow and shreddy guitar riffs. The Brooklyn based trio paint a very pretty picture and happily transport you to Malibu circa 1995. Give them a listen… we DARE you not to hang loose bro.
And you’re in luck! Tonight they play Glasslands with Saint Motel, Follower and Freshkills. GREAT SHOW DOORS AT 8:30PM– get there on early to see Sea Monsters and stay late for Saint Motel and the radness in between.
Boy oh boy do we have a spectacular show to tell you about! TONIGHT Bruar Falls will play host to some of our favorite bands working NYC right now.
Things will kick off PROMPTLY at 8:15 with Yvette– a new york duo who might just be the best american noise outfit since HEALTH. Look into it. Ezra Buchla– ex Mae Shi and Gowns member– will follow and, trust us, this is some real raw atmospheric emotional stuff. Brooklyn’s finest, Dinowalrus will also play– they will provide the gorgeous “bleep bloops” and new wave bass-line to melt your face and get your body moving. And the cherry a top this evening will be none other than 4AD’s own minimalist folk- pop darling Anni Rossi– get to know her for more than just that kick ass cover of “Rude Boy” that she did earlier this year…you’ll probably fall in love, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
REMEMBER Bruar Falls is working with that curfew so be sure to get there ON TIME and try not to wake mom and dad when you drunkenly crawl through your window.
Happy New Year is the glo-fi side project of Brooklyn-by-way-of-Australia musician Eleanor Logan and this Wednesday August 3rd she will celebrate her second 7-inch release, “Gold Medallion / And…Begin!”, at Glasslands Gallery. Since her first release in October, she has garnered much well deserved blog love from the likes of Impose, YVNYL, and Altered Zones and the hits are bound to keep on coming. Single, ”Gold Medallion” is the dreamiest of tracks, pairing Miss Logan’s smooth and buttery vocals with a romantic bass-line and semi industrial synth rhythm. Check out the fantastic new video for the single where a hazy and overcast Coney Island becomes Happy New Year’s own personal playground equipped with pastel balloons, cartwheels and the Wonder Wheel. Also those cue cards will make it easy for you to sing along!–practice those skills and show ‘em off at Happy New Year’s release party where Life Size Maps, Hunters and Antimagic will also play. Pre-order the 7″ from Crikey Records.
Apparently the ladies of the borough had quite the impact on Manchester band WU LYF. After a very successful ring of shows in New York the foursome debuted their new song “Brooklyn Girls” during a live session at Maida Vale studios. The track is a rare ballad for the band who specialize is boisterously percussive and vocally growling rock songs– “Brooklyn Girls” is sort of the “More than Words” to their Extreme…minus the hair and ability to make you change the station upon first chords. Its a sonically softer and sweeter WU yet still packs a punch in their assertion that Brooklyn Girls are “Never gonna figure it out”…because we probably won’t.
You can stream the song here. And while you are there give the live version of, “LYF,” the opening track from their outstanding album Go Tell Fire To The Mountain a listen.