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Dawn Cadence – odyssey

Today, Vanessa Richardson, aka Dawn Cadence released her debut album odyssey. Her music demands attention: the skillful electronic tracks are sonic sculptures as much as pop songs and often leave you in astonishment after they fade. Fortunately, Vanessa is here to help and tell us some of the stories behind[…]

Bunny X – Love Minus 80 [Album]

The sophomore album of New York’s Bunny X sees the duo perfecting their mesmerizing blend of Italo disco and 80s synth-pop. Released today, Love Minus 80 offers the pop-sensibilities and harmonies from ABBA’s Anni-Frid and Agneta and the softer yet darker side of electro-pop legends Depeche Mode. It’s an irresistible[…]

Dead Leaf Echo – BOO [EP Premiere]

Brooklyn’s Dead Leaf Echo are a music/art collective that released their debut full-length album, Thought and Language, in 2013. Now, LG Galleon (vocals, guitar), Steve Schwadron (bass), and Kevin Kahawai (percussion, drums) are gearing up to release their third full-length album. But first, they dropped BOO, a five-track EP via[…]

Excited About: Ibeyi back on Stage in the U.S.

Ibeyi made a splash at SXSW 2015 on the heels of their self-titled debut album. The music of the French-Cuban twin duo was instantly mesmerizing yet difficult to put into a genre: Lisa-Kaindé Diaz plays the piano and sister Naomi traditional Cuban percussion, but they also threw in subtle electronics,[…]

What makes a great music festival?

In anticipation of The New Colossus Festival 2023 [First published in our weekly newsletter, February 13, 2023.] Certain key ingredients are needed to create an interesting music festival. It starts with an attractive city. Then, of course, isn’t it all about the performing artists? The music itself. You would want[…]

Sam Sumpter: BANDS do BK [Book Review]

Oliver and I met Sam Sumpter four summers ago when she greeted us as the host of a Sofar Sounds show on the Upper West Side. Since then, the small music world that New York is, our paths have crossed several times. Most notably, in May 2019, when all of[…]

glamglare loves SXSW 2022

glamglare has been attending SXSW in Austin, TX since 2014, minus the last two years, of course. One could even say our blog was founded at SXSW or shortly thereafter under the influence of the enormous energy level one can ingest during the festival. In 2018 and 2019, we ran[…]