DAVID ERTEL: CORNERED

David Ertel is one half of the electronic duo, Solar Year. He and his bandmate, Ben Borden, have emerged from the same Montreal underground as Grimes and d’Eon to land on the “must see” list for CMJ in New York next week.  Their debut record “Waverly” is a smokey audio atmosphere and quite honestly, sonically […]

WORKAHOLIC // MARK ROBERTS

What do you do? From 10am to 6pm, I’m the label manager for the Manhattan based, world music record label, Evergreen Music. Then I come home and from 8pm to 2am and run my own budding record label, Stars & Letters, which is currently the light of my life.  Where is your workspace? My workspace […]

BLACK CITY LIGHTS // A REVIEW

The opening/title track on Black City Lights’ debut EP, “Parallels,” instantly takes me to the New York City music scene back in 2003. This was when Asobi Seksu was playing Don Hill’s to about six people and School of Seven Bells was still On!Air!Library!. It was a great time for shoegaze in New York and […]