Posts Tagged ‘wvkr’

Thomas Function Acoutsic WVKR Set

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

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Last Friday, Alabama’s irresistibly poppy and twangy rock’n’roll outfit Thomas Function stopped by the WVKR HQ to do a stripped-down set, having played a rocking show with Popo and Garotas Suecas at Vassar the night before.  Singer/guitarist Josh Macero worked his way through songs off of the band’s debut Celebration and also threw some old and new tracks into the mix.

1. Belly Of The Beast

2. Alabama Draught Song

3. James In The Sand

4. Filthy Flowers

5. Picking Scabs

6. I Wish I Was

7. Silliest Things

Thomas Function’s Myspace

RELIGIOUS KNIVES “THE DOOR” [Ecstatic Peace]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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Psychedelic, ambient, and droning, Religious Knives are the mature sound of Brooklyn. The six tracks that make up Religious Knives’ newest release on Ecstatic Peace, “The Door”, consist of meticulously sculpted noise, layered with grungey guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and synths, transformed into brooding narratives that mimic a dark and sprawling cityscape. The first three tracks on “The Door” alternate between being pulled by Todd Cavallo’s thick syrupy bass and pushed by new member (and 1/2 of Mouthus) Nate Nelson’s heavy tribal beats. Michael Bernstein’s and Maya Miller’s chant-like vocals recall Wildbirds & Peacedrums’s Mariam Wallentin’s soulful and haunting voice. and complete the album’s dark ambiance. The final tracks allude to Bernstein and Miller’s earlier work, giving more texture to the sounds and increasing the pace. As a whole “The Door” is a well crafted somber album, if it is a bit too evocative of the neo-Gothic revival.

By Misho

Misho does a new music show called “Poughkeepsie Omnivore” early Thursday mornings from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m..

RELIGIOUS KNIVES "THE DOOR" [Ecstatic Peace]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

1656758

Psychedelic, ambient, and droning, Religious Knives are the mature sound of Brooklyn. The six tracks that make up Religious Knives’ newest release on Ecstatic Peace, “The Door”, consist of meticulously sculpted noise, layered with grungey guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and synths, transformed into brooding narratives that mimic a dark and sprawling cityscape. The first three tracks on “The Door” alternate between being pulled by Todd Cavallo’s thick syrupy bass and pushed by new member (and 1/2 of Mouthus) Nate Nelson’s heavy tribal beats. Michael Bernstein’s and Maya Miller’s chant-like vocals recall Wildbirds & Peacedrums’s Mariam Wallentin’s soulful and haunting voice. and complete the album’s dark ambiance. The final tracks allude to Bernstein and Miller’s earlier work, giving more texture to the sounds and increasing the pace. As a whole “The Door” is a well crafted somber album, if it is a bit too evocative of the neo-Gothic revival.

By Misho

Misho does a new music show called “Poughkeepsie Omnivore” early Thursday mornings from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m..

WVKR T-Shirt Spotted

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

WVKR gets around these days!  Check this (http://pitchfork.tv/dont-look-down/health/) out.  HEALTH are some rad dudes from LA who have been touring non-stop – they were on our top 10 charts for quite a while when their first and latest album came out, and they also played here at Vassar last fall.  In this video, they’re playing on a roof in NYC during last fall’s CMJ music marathon.  BJ, the drummer, is sporting a sleek-looking pistachio green WVKR tee.  Pretty sweet.

www.healthnoise.com

www.myspace.com/healthmusic

www.lovepumpunited.com