My Little Underground Level 6 – A Place To Bury Strangers

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Level 6 of My Little Underground features New York veteran noise-rockers, A Place To Bury Strangers! Their fifth album Pinned is out now and we talked about how they want to evolve creativly, legal issues faced by DIY performance spaces, and building their own studio. I tried my hardest to get them to verbalize their process in creating such an explosive on-stage experience. I also had an interesting run in with New York rising stars, Giants at a Long Island garage show.

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Watchout Vol. 7

WATCHOUT VOL 7

Vol. 7 of my Watchout playlist series on TIDAL has arrived with new music from fresh faces from the eclectic pool of New York’s underground music community. Hear from the Queens born soulful songstress The Afr0dite, the head turning explosiveness of Sloppy Jane, and the creative, colorful, ukulele based pop from Jackie Mendoza. Atlanta gets some love here as well with a gorgeous track from the very talented duo known as Chloe x Halle. I had to finish this playlist with Will Toledo wishing Car Seat Headrest had Frank Ocean’s voice and James Brown’s stage presence. Happy listening!

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My Little Underground Level 5 – The Afr0dite

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Level 5 of My Little Underground features an up and coming singer/rapper known as The Afr0dite out of Queens, NY. Her new album The Afr0diaries is out now on all streaming platforms! We talked about the backlash she faced from confronted internet trolls, the importance of constructive criticism, wanting to start an all female record label, her brief conversation with one of her heros, Erykah Badu, and more!

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Watchout Vol. 6

WATCHOUT VOL 6

Watchout Vol.6 on TIDAL has arrived with more New York underground greats and a few new tracks from some west coast rising stars such as The Regrettes and La Luz. Look out for the hypnotic synths on No Joy’s upcoming collaboration with Sonic Boom, the single life anthem from Miss Eaves, the powerful poetic jazz from Irreversible Entanglements, and the lively, but smooth rhythms of Water From Your Eyes. Do not sleep on the future of R&B, Ravyn Lanae, and a new one from Brooklyn’s loudest trio, A Place To Bury Strangers! Check out the playlist here!

My Little Underground Level 4 – Showtime Goma

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Level 4 of My Little Underground welcomes Jen Goma of A Sunny Day In Glasgow and performs solo as Showtime Goma. She talked about the collaborative process of her debut solo album, Smiley Face, scoring music for plays, seeing Black Panther, finding definition within music genre, and more! We both have a shared love of pro-wrestling and Jen attempts to campaign for my WWE Network password.  #TreatYourselfToSummerSlam

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My Little Underground Level 3 – The Royal They

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Brooklyn trio The Royal They kicked off 2018 strong with the release of their sophomore album ‘Foreign Being’ on King Pizza Records! Level 3 of My Little Underground welcomes the talkative three-o to talk about our rough understanding of the term “post-punk”, the status of rock music in popular culture, how the differences in their personalities make for better collaborations, me trying to understand some of their sharp lyrics, getting sucked into the constant social media news cycle, the current usefulness of cassettes and other physical music and more! Listen here.

 

My Little Underground Level 2 – Conor Rooney of Headless Elvis

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On Level 2 of My Little Underground, Conor Rooney, drummer of Long Island band, Headless Elvis stops by to talk about the group’s debut single “Bade”, upcoming shows and a possible full-length album! Conor is a student at Stony Brook University and we talked about his involvement with the campus radio station, WUSB and SB Press. We discussed some of the great shows he’s put together in the past, the problems of doing so and future bills he’s working on! We also mentioned some of our anticipated albums of 2018 and much more! Listen here!