The New Tarot Premiered “Stella”; Listen In Along With New Live Shots

The twisted sisters of NYC are back at it again! Monika and Karen Walker, who together form The New Tarot just premiered “Stella” last week and played a late set at Knitting Factory full of bouncing revelers matching the song’s breakneck speed. If you hadn’t checked them out since our Valentine’s date with them, a smoother tune by the name […]

Getting a Glimpse of The New Tarot

Drawing my ears, and recently also my eyes, have been The New Tarot. The rock quintet is co-fronted by two very expressive sisters, Karen & Monika Walker. That duo is then buttressed by David O’Connor (bass), Ryan Ashe (guitar) & Dan O’Connor (drums). I caught them at a quick show at Arlene’s Grocery while they’ve been picking up […]

Slow Club @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/17/14

Sheffield, England’s Slow Club are a folk pop duo who are master pullers of heartstrings. The twosome, Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor, just put out their third record, Complete Surrender, earlier this year to acclaim. It’s an epic sounding pop album, with a lot of loudness and sincerity, as well as a paucity of thumping electronics that […]

Kiesza’s Live Debut at Santos Party House

Canadian pop singer Kiesza has been making waves all year long with a handful of expert dance tracks that culminated this month in the Hideaway EP. Her live debut in support of it happened this evening and personally stands as a strong contender for my top show of 2014. It’s immediately evident to me that she has emerged […]

Woman’s Hour with Jenny Hval @ Glasslands, 3/21/14

Woman’s Hour are the latest in an exciting resurgence of smoothed out pop music that’s been spreading like wildfire lately. Catching the video for “Her Ghost” was all I needed to get me on board the hype train. The London four piece made their US debut last week with a couple of shows here in […]

Vance Joy Comes Out First in Triple J Hottest 100

Over the weekend and down under, Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown for 2013’s hottest songs occurred. The radio station’s listeners all contribute ten votes and the winners are slowly revealed throughout the day and night. The event is tied into the festivities surrounding Australia’s national holiday. The results mostly land within the electronic and pop genres […]