Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Introducing…Meechy Darko

For an artist like Meechy Darko, who has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success as one-third of Brooklyn hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies, getting more personal was a fait accompli decided for him by external forces.

Gothic Luxury, is the rapper’s debut album after numerous LPs, EPs and mixtapes with his group. Meechy Darko is well aware that the “crazy shit, crazy-colored hair and psychedelics” of his group “are imprinted in the brains of many fans.” But on Gothic Luxury, drawn-out piano intros and laid-back funk meld with dark mini-symphonies that complement the album’s intensely candid themes; as a result, the album comes off as far more a solo album than an offshoot of the group.

Music by Bergman: Geese

Brooklyn band Geese formed when the five members were in high school, practicing, writing and recording in their basement home studio that they dubbed “The Nest.” The band blend a variety of indie rock and post punk influences for a danceable sound that has room for mathy precision and pop hooks. They made their debut, Projector, between their Junior and Senior year, working on it after school and weekends, all before a 10 PM curfew to avoid noise complaints from neighbors. The band are signed to Partisan / Play it Again Sam, the album was mixed by Dan Carey (Squid, black midi, Fontaines D.C.).

Projector includes recent single “Disco” and the new single is “Low Era” which gives off strong, funky Foals vibes.

Introducing…Gustaf

Formed in 2018, Brooklyn’s Gustaf have built a kind of buzz that feels like it comes from a different era. The art punk 5 piece rapidly established a reputation as one of New York’s hardest working…and most reliably fun bands, and early excitement about their danceable, ESG-inspired post punk expanded outside of their city with remarkable effect despite having released no recorded music and barely having an online presence.

They have just released their debut album ‘Audio Drag For Ego Slobs’.

Music by Bergman: Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts inject their brand of deadpan post punk with the raw rock’n’roll of The Stooges, blistering funk, and early American hardcore. Since forming in 2010, the Brooklyn band has released a steady stream of music, including four studio albums and a handful of EPs, collaborations, and an LP under their Parkay Quarts alias. 

Parquet Courts have announced their new album, Sympathy for Life, due out October 22nd via Rough Trade Records. As a preview, the Brooklyn indie rockers unveiled the propulsive lead single, “Walking at a Downtown Pace.” 

Divus Julius presents: Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells is an American noise pop musical duo based in Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008. 

Sleigh Bells seemed to be struggling musically and emotionally on their last two outings, 2017’s Jessica Rabbit and 2018 EP Kid Kruschev. After consciously trying to sound different on those efforts, Miller later expressed frustration about the quality of his own songs on Jessica Rabbit. Some liked the band’s more nuanced direction, but it was its lowest-selling LP. On Texis, their fifth album, Sleigh Bells are ready to rock again.