An anecdote and spiritual interpretation of the death of Xochil Zack Fortune from a close friend and fellow Dream Brigade member, AKLO.
There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you discover that members of your favorite defunct bands have been palling around together and secretly playing music.
“SORRY ABOUT THE BLOOD ON THE WALLS.” When New York’s legendary cult of rage, Missing Foundation, played in the WFMU studios in 1986, they didn’t destroy the place or set any fires, but you can bet that it was nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Watch it in full, right here.
I dare you not to dance to this jam when it comes on in the living room of a house party at midnight. Everyone will be losing their shit like they were 18 and you’ll be like “damn, how’d they just do that?”
Sometimes you just want to breath real deep and talk to a good friend about something heavy that’s been on your mind for some time.
Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980’s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.
No genres, no concepts, here’s the music from 2013 that made us glad to still be alive, despite all odds.
It’s been a long road back to Brooklyn and when he hits the stage to promote his second album on January 18th, fully expect the walls to melt.
Here’s to another year of great music pulled together by some really amazing people. In case we forget to say it next week – Happy New Year jerks.
Unpiano contributor Nackt put out his first release early last week on Chillin Music
The first Blue Chips was an instant classic, and the sequel delivers more of the same, riding the line between goofball samples and hard-edged classic NY raps.
Funny that the best dirty south mixtape all year would come from LA, but I’m not complaining.
Do you know how many pills I had to take this morning to be able to get out of bed?
SANDY KIM ‘SKY2K’ RELEASE PARTY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AT THE BRAND NEW MUDDGUTS SHOP IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A SHOW HANGING AND A SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST. COME BUY A COPY, HAVE SANDY SIGN IT AND HANG OUT. IT’S GONNA BE REALLLY FUN.
‘You Already Know’ sounds like exactly like The Smiths! So you basically have a mash-up of The Smiths and Arcade Fire? What else could you want you spoiled bastards!
Pitchfork hated it, but then again they have always had it in for any band from SF that wasn’t Thee Oh Sees. Besides those dudes have been getting it wrong for some time now.
Another AC masterpiece. I love you buddy. You make the best mixes and somehow make even Vampire Weekend seem cool. Thanks for teaching me how to trade.
This weekend in honor of the New York Art Book Fair, Unpiano Books is releasing a limited number of SKY2K – new work by photographer Sandy Kim.
James Murphy is all over this supposed AF single and I can’t say I’m mad at it – though maybe it’s a little boring?