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Check out Cat Power’s new single Ruin. Sun, Cat Power’s first full-length album since 2008’s Jukebox, will be released September 4.

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"I cut my hair off three days [after the break-up], got on a plane to France, and finished the shit," Chan Marshall said. "It’s all good, you know. I love the person very much. I actually love this record very much, too. I’m very proud of it." 

(Source: Spotify)


Summer time and the livin’s easy…

Ahh Summer: a time for students to relax, or at least to the extent they can allow themselves. I will be up in Binghamton for this summer sadly, working a mall job. I say sadly not because there’s anything wrong with Binghamton, its a great city (in parts) and I’ll be with my sister (she goes to SUNY Bing), but I say sadly because I will be missing out on the many concerts that my friends who live in or around the city will be attending and I recommend you check out if you can (such as Starfucker, who do a great live show, The Tallest Man On Earth, Deer Tick, Los Campesinos with Yellow Ostrich *played at SBU!*, Real Estate, DIIV…and the list goes on) .
         Alas, I can still listen to beautiful sounds from my computer and iPod, and other various music devices. With a surplus of downtime in the summer naturally I’m drawn more to TV than during the school year and I’m continually surprised by the music used in soundtracks. Just the other day a friend of mine pointed out that the theme song of Mad Men was by RJD2. I actually don’t know much of this band, but hey I may look more into them now…
         One show that has been consistently great for avid music hunters such as myself is Girls; the reviews have been controversial and I’m just going to let you guys decide if you like it or not for yourself, but there’s no denying that its soundtrack is pretty sweet. There’s actually a Spotify playlist made up of songs used in the show. It includes tracks from Jay-Z, Best Coast, The Generationals, The Black Lips and so many more, just hit play and enjoy.
         As for future posts, being summer they will be sparse but keep checking in with us- we will continue updating for your aural pleasures ;) 


My RYFC Pre-Party Weekend

If you can’t wait til this Monday’s RockYoFace to rock your fa…, check out years Stengel Fest this weekend in Smithtown. Three days of music and party with some awesome bands and dj’s and then a loaded 6 band showcase at the U Cafe on Monday, I’ll be starting my face rocking a bit early this week. Come hang with me and some RYFC alums, Night Fevers, NGHBRS and Gabriel the Marine. 

Party on, Wayne

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So last week before spring break, my sister sent me a message on Facebook saying that she had bought myself and my brother tickets to see The Screaming Females at The Bell House and so we had to go with her.I can’t thank her enough.The show was fantastic. The lead singer, Marissa Paternoster is insane. At maybe about 5 feet tall with a Ramone haircut and Mick Jagger mouth Marissa’s voice is huge. And not only is she the lead singer but the lead guitarist too— she shreds like crazyy! Even if rock isn’t your jam, there’s no denying her talent and amazing stage presence. If you’re impressed with the album cover (which she made too) the band’s selling prints on their website - my personal favorite’s this one. With an album that came out just 4 days ago, the band’s now on tour and definitely worth checking out. Their new album Ugly is available for streaming here!  

So last week before spring break, my sister sent me a message on Facebook saying that she had bought myself and my brother tickets to see The Screaming Females at The Bell House and so we had to go with her.

I can’t thank her enough.

The show was fantastic. The lead singer, Marissa Paternoster is insane. At maybe about 5 feet tall with a Ramone haircut and Mick Jagger mouth Marissa’s voice is huge. And not only is she the lead singer but the lead guitarist too— she shreds like crazyy! Even if rock isn’t your jam, there’s no denying her talent and amazing stage presence. If you’re impressed with the album cover (which she made too) the band’s selling prints on their website - my personal favorite’s this one. With an album that came out just 4 days ago, the band’s now on tour and definitely worth checking out.

Their new album Ugly is available for streaming here!  


Dive - How Long Have You Known
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New Music: Dive - How Long Have You Known

Alongside playing guitar for jangly lo-fi band, Beach Fossils, Zach Cole Smith is also releasing music under his own brooklyn based band, Dive. In October last year we saw the band release their first single ‘Sometime’ and the b-side ‘Corvalis’ into the world. It’s safe to say, I wasn’t much of a fan. It’s a regular occurrence these days that bands who want to capture that certain, ironically unique sound will happen to use reverb in order to get there. The track ‘Sometime’ had some nice things going for it but those things ended up being completely drenched and submerged by reverb and consequently ruined. However! Now we the see the release of ‘How Long Have You Known’, a track that ditches the excessive use of reverb (to a certain extent) and allows the nifty guitar work to shine a little. The solid beat structure runs throughout and provides a sturdy platform for the guitars to rest on and also for the vocals to weave in and out on. A promising step forward for Cole and his chums and I’ll be looking forward to what the debut full length ‘Oshin’ has to offer on June 26th.

New track “How Long Have You Known by Dive


Makes me wanna ride the Chillwavvvvves extra hard!