Husky have shared the newest video off their forthcoming album Ruckers Hill. A live peformance video for “Saint Joan” premiered via Flood who called the track “sweeping” and went on to say “the melodic folk stylings that make Australia’s Husky an act worth your time are all on wide display here in their new live video for ‘Saint Joan.’ The acoustic take on the quietly upbeat track flows seamlessly from one movement to the next, highlighting sparse instrumentation, visual storytelling, and fluid harmonies … the spirited performance creates a singular atmosphere reminiscent of some of the best of the band’s Pacific Northwest contemporaries.” Watch “Saint John Live Video” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-km-PuTBlw
Show Date: April 25, 2015
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall
New York songstress Elaine Romanelli played to a full house on Saturday, April 25, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. Not quite sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with Elaine’s musicianship and vibrant stage presence throughout the evening. The venue fit her like a glove, showcasing the intimacy and welcoming tone in her music. Might I add the venue was PACKED, which says a lot about the artist, and to be honest, impressed me greatly. For an artist to fill a venue in New York City is a large feat on its own. This speaks volumes about Romanelli as a musician and as a performer.
A majority of the songs were taken from her new album, “The Hour Before” which is currently out now. The Rockwood Show was the official release party for the record, and in my opinion a great way to really kick things off.
Sponsored by Insomnia Cookies (yum!) and Brooklyn Brewery, the proceeds of the show went to Save the Music foundation. Romanelli’s stage presence is that of a seasoned artist. It is obvious that she belongs on the stage. It suits her. Her vocals and musical performance was on-point, giving a great glimpse into the musical talent she displays on her new record. Even live on stage, her voice is angelic. Emotive and strong, yet subtle and gentle. Her presence glowed from the stage and filled the room. She took to the piano and acoustic guitar respectively that night, playing her heart out on both. Romanelli was able to connect with the room on so many different levels, and though I do not know Elaine personally, she made the room feel inviting and homey; making everyone feel welcome. Elaine Romanelli is a genuine artist and musician, who puts on an A+ show. She’s won me over for sure!
Recent Montreal to Los Angeles transplant Cafeine is excited to share a video for the title-track off his recent album New Love (Indica Records). “New Love” premiered via
Death & Taxes earlier today who said, “listening to the melodies and words of (“New Love”) it’s obvious Cafeine eschews many of punk’s conventions both musically and thematically to arrive at something optimistic and affirming.”
Cafeine is Montreal native Xavier Cafeine, whose first two albums Gisele and Mal Eduque Mon Amour, are considered classics in the Quebec underground punk scene. With his newest effort New Love, the singles “Electric,” “New Love and “Lettre D’Amour” can be heard blasting across the dial back home. Given New Love
was largely written by Xav and produced (by Gus Van Go) in New York City and he now calls LA his home way from home, the time has come to introduce Cafeine below the border.
As a multi-instrumentalist who wrote and performed all of the tracks on New Love, Xav expands: “I really want to push my musical boundaries, explore a wider spectrum, return to what I love about writing and recording. We often try to define music into styles and categories. My music has been described as garage, glam, punk, and pop. Whatever. I always found it a bit simplistic. I am a musician first and foremost.”
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8JybwTg_GQ&feature=youtu.be