Next Tuesday, February 26, we're throwing down at Pianos in Manhattan for a night of indie/punk rock featuring Slam Donahue , Salt Cathedral , Youthquake and Mannequin Pussy . Because we're feeling extra generous at the moment, we've decided to give away a couple free tickets to the show and are making it as simple as possible to win them. All you need to do is go "like" our Facebook and share this post about the show (click the "share" button on it and post it on [...]
Make room on your calendars one month from now folks, cause there’s a show you won’t want to miss. We are taking over Pianos with some of our favorite bands for a night filled with dirty guitars and loudness. Headlining the night is non other than Slam Donahue , one of our favorite NYC acts whose EP Hemlock Tea was on our best of 2013 list and whose live shows absolutely blow minds. Also playing is il Abanico , whose experimental pop has been on constant repeat since we first heard it. Rounding [...]
Welcome to our annual countdown of the 50 best songs of the calendar year . Songs must be from an EP, LP or demo released during 2012 and no band may appear twice. Today, we count down 20 to 11. 20. Jinja Safari - "Hiccups" It was post-Vampire Weekend pop, but it didn't make it any less fun, or any more awkward when the band balked at questions about Graceland . When you're the seventh layer in the seven-layer derivative [...]
ILLUSTRATION BY LYDIA CONKLIN Whether a result of the growth in music’s DIY culture, a reaction to our declining attention span or simply a method to explore new sonic territory, EPs (and at times, 73) have increasingly become the bread and butter of almost all new projects. A tightly packed unit of songs, EPs allow musicians the opportunity to present a cohesive, thematic tone - a method sometimes preferable to the sprawl of a full-length release. They can also act as a way to showcase a few songs with starkly different styles, acting as a sort of appetizer [...]
Farewell Republic premiered the second new track ("Lines") on Stereogum recently from the band's second LP that's coming out early next year. We Are The Physics have unveiled a video for - and 7" single featuring - Dildonics, as taken from new album Your Friend, The Atom. Bristol, UK electronic artist Stumbleine premieres a new video for "Capulet" via XLR8R from the genre-defying full length debut, Spiderwebbed. Tampa, FL-based indie outfit Tallhart has teamed up with Purevolume.com for the exclusive [...]
The New York-based pop duo Slam Donahue have released a video for "I Turn On", the first single from their recent EP, Hemlock Tea , that's out now through Cantora Records. The new video finds Slam Donahue showing us just why they're called Slam Donahue as members David Otto and Thomas Sommerville [...]
Brooklyn Indie pop duo (and now quartet) Slam Donahue just premiered this teenage-hoops-match themed video for their latest single "I turn on," featured in the "Hemlock Tea" EP they released in the summer. The band is playing at Terminal 5 tomorrow (12.06) opening for Marina and the Diamonds and again at Glasslands on December 13 with label mates (and ex Deli cover band) Bear Hands .
Suggested NYC Concerts The Best Indie Shows Hand-picked Each Week Now that we've nearly fully recovered from our food comas, it's time to get out and see some music this week! It's getting colder and colder but the shows are ramping up before they take a break for the holidays. Celebrate the coming of Christmas by giving back, something that can be as easy as checking out a Sandy relief concert like the one at Pianos on Thursday night. Make sure [...]
Slam Donahue seem like those type of dudes to drag you out of the house and to a pub/club/house party even after you've spent an hour telling them you've got to get up early/have work to do/just don't want to. And this new track from the Brooklyn-based duo really doesn't take "NO" for an answer, with its unrelenting onslaught of good-time alt-pop. Listen to 'Where Were You On The Weekend':
CMJ came and went quickly, and this one, for us at least, was one of the best in recent history. With so many acts playing in such a short amount of time, we undoubtedly missed some of the bands we really wanted to see. For each band we weren't able to check out, though, we were caught off guard by someone else who blew us away. Check out our favorites below! There is a place in everyone’s heart for straight up rock music, and [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News , Exclusive CMJ, Spinner The CMJ Music Festival is back! Every year, hundreds of bands descend upon New York City for five days of nonstop, explosive rock, rap and fun. This year's highlights include indie-pop supergroup JJAMZ , the beefy rhymes of Killer Mike and the dark n' dreamy noise of Dum Dum Girls . So why not celebrate this joyous [...]
There are some people who believe CMJ is like any other Friday night in NYC, but they're simply wrong. CMJ is night after night of amazing music and free parties - so many that choosing just one feels wrong. We here at The Wild Honey Pie love CMJ so much (as witnessed by our 3 parties) that we just couldn't help but compile a list of all our favorite events of the week. The best part, they're all free! We'll see you around this week, that is, if we can choose where we'll be. [...]
We're teaming up with Cantora Records, Black Bell Records, Modern Art Records, Round Hill Music Publishing, and Pianos for our second ever BANNERS free party! This iteration of the party features some of the best bands that are in town for CMJ: Murals , Team Spirit , Slam Donahue , Zulu Pearls , You Won't , Isaac Delusion , Incan Abraham , Spanish Prisoners , plus a DJ set from Guards . RSVP here.
For your listening pleasure - click here to download ZIP file of gapless mix and album art. 1. DUDES - Teenage Rebels (from Summer Vacation ) 2. Fang Island - Sisterly (from Major ) 3. The Cast of Cheers - Animals (from Animals ) 4. Here We Go Magic - Make Up Your Mind (from A Different Ship ) 5. FAWN - Pixels (single) 6. Exquisite Corps - Light as a Feather [...]
N ew York based pop trio, Slam Donahue, recently premiered "C'mon C'mon" the third single off of their upcoming "Hemlock Tea EP," which will release 10/2. The song is infectious and may be the perfect end to summer. Listen to “Cmon Cmon” and buy the Hemlock Tea EP here .
Slam Donahue are a duo from Brooklyn who make indie-pop music which is nothing less than infectious. Their sound, shaped in part by a strong pop sensibility and production by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit), is set to light up the winter months of 2012. The band's EP "Hemlock Tea" is Out now on Cantora Records. Listening To: Tom: Big K.R.I.T “Live From The Underground”, Death Grips “The Money Store” Curren$y “The Stoned Immaculate” Been into pop rap lately. The hi-hat work [...]
Slam Donahue have released another single, “C’mon C’mon”, off their upcoming Hemlock Tea EP, out October 2nd through Cantora Records. This makes the third single released off the five song EP, following “I Turn On” and “Bug In The Sun”. At this rate, Slam Donahue will probably give us the two final tracks before the [...]
Today's music was found by the guy who invented Labor Day. Enjoy. : Slam Donahue - C'mon, C'mon : I've been getting emails about this band a lot this year, but this is the first time that I've really liked one of their songs. It's a breezy and infectious piece of pop, and I imagine that you're going to join me in digging it. You can expect to see the Hemlock Tea EP on October 2 via Cantora Records . : Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice : For [...]
Hemlock Tea Debut EP Set for Fall Release on Cantora NY-based pop trio Slam Donahue has premiered 'C'mon C'mon' with Paste , the third single from its forthcoming Hemlock Tea EP, produced by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and coming out October 2, 2012 via Cantora Records (MGMT, Bear Hands). "C'mon C'mon," follows the band's first two singles "Bug In the Sun" and "I Turn On" released earlier this summer. [...]
For many many centuries the bean, the powerful purveyor of vegetarian protein, has been regarded as the epitome of worthlessness. In the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk , Jack's mom was pissed that he came home with beans instead of something more valuable so she tossed them out the window. I echoed her frustration in high school when I had to read The Bean Trees instead of something meat based ( The Jungle ?). I tossed my book out the window (although I wasn't lucky enough to have anything sprout from it). This summer I realized the [...]