This past weekend, NYC presented a number of only-in-NYC type concerts to help locals feel like they did some unique shit before the summer was over. For me, that meant seeing Lemonade, Reggie Watts, and Small Black at a open-air dumpster pool party that served lobster rolls for refreshments (that was a first), and joining Scott, Corban, and Juicy J at the Fool's Gold party on Labor Day where the refreshments were considerably danker (ditto). But the best of this Very Special Weekend's shows was also the freest: a no-cost, relatively intimate double bill in the taco-carted backyard [...]
Over the past two years, Brooklyn vet Shannon Funchess has gone from being Brooklyn's most recognizable backup singer (see: !!!, LCD, TVOTR) to fronting the locally celebrated dark wave project Light Asylum. Shannon says she grew up loving "Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, The Cure and The Human League," and if you add Grace Jones, light sabers , and horses' whinnies to the equation, you have a fair starting point for Light Asylum's In Tension EP. "A Certain Person" captures Shannon in one of her most romantically vulnerable states ("Shallow Tears" notwithstanding), and filmmaker Eden Batki's [...]
Here's a nice new Light Asylum video for 'A Certain Person', one of our favorite songs of 2010 . Their debut EP In Tension is out now on Mexican Summer, buy it . The clip was directed by Eden Batki , read more about it here . MP3: A Certain Person Light Asylum website .
[RSS Readers: See post to listen to audio] In recent years, no one I think has ever put in more care and themselves into their debut video than Creep (Lauren Flax & Lauren Dilliard), it may not be your style or taste but these girls live the part and have dreamed up a visually appealing piece of work for their fans and those kind of things can keep any music scene glowing. Oh and it has Romy Madley the girl from The Xx which is the ultimate bonus. After finding this [...]
From our current favorite obsession. Light Asylum - Dark Allies Dark Allies - Light Asylum from Grant Worth on Vimeo .
Light Asylum have a new video for 'Dark Allies', one of our last year's favorites . Directed by Grant Worth . If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. Website Asylum.
Here's the new Teengirl Fantasy video for 'Dancing in Slow Motion'. Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum provides the vocals. The track is taken from Teengirl Fantasy's debut album 7AM , out now on True Panther/Merok (get it here ). Video directed by Mark Brown . If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. MP3: Dancing in Slow Motion [...]
Watch the new Light Asylum video for 'Shallow Tears'. The clip was made by Fabian Svensson an Jens Klevje of Conjunction . That baby is creepy: If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it's missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe. [ via ] Light space .
The record release party is a tried and true tradition in the music world, allowing a band to showcase their brand new material while also hoping to make some money off it's release after the show is done. On Wednesday night Arpline didn't make much business sense playing a free record release party and giving away burned CD-R's of their new record! I am assuming the disc got delayed due to all the snow we've been having lately, but considering the record is up on the band's Bandcamp site for name your own price maybe they just want [...]