Thu, Jan 26, 2012

How to enter

All you need to do to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice is to do the following:

Follow @MyFreeConcertNY and @PulpLab on Twitter. Then Tweet: “Hey @PulpLab & @MyFreeConcertNY, I really want to see @Snowmine perform at @PianosNYC on [whichever date you prefer]”.

That’s it. My Free Concert and Pulp Lab will get ahold of you via DM if you’ve won. Stay tuned next week when we give away three pairs of tickets to Thursdays show in Feb 2nd plus merch from Snowmine and Spanish Prisoners!

Wed, Jan 25, 2012


Please join us for a very special celebratory Groundhog Day night of music with two of our favorite Album of the Week picks, Snowmine and Spanish Prisoners.

Brooklyn local Field Mouse and Academy Award nominated artist Ben Lear will be performing, too, making this is one helluva lineup you won’t want to miss.

@Pianos

158 Ludlow St | New York, NY

Doors at 8:00 pm | Thursday February 2, 2012

Tickets $8 (all proceeds to artists) | 21+

Snowmine: The Brooklyn five-piece embraces an indie pop sound rich with echo pedals, tribal beats, electro-acoustic soundscapes and classical orchestrations. The band is fronted by new-classical composer Grayson Sanders, whose vocals have been compared to Robin Pecknold and Jim Jones. They’ll be heading in to the studio to begin work on their next full length LP, but for now keep an eye out for their upcoming duel remixes with Twin Sister.

Spanish Prisoners: Lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Leo Maymind and his bandmates – keyboardist/vocalist Amberly Hungerford, drummer/songwriter Mike DiSanto, and multi-instrumentalist James Higgs slowly molded fragments of home recordings into layered, fluid, headphone symphonies that emphasized the raw randomness in electronic sound. Their most recent release Gold Fools was recently recognized as one of the top five Bandcamp albums of 2011 by NPR.

Buy tickets here and rsvp. We can’t wait to see you and cheers to the little groundhog not seeing his shadow!

Team Tuneage Thu, Nov 17, 2011

After a short hiatus Team Tunage is back! For those of you that don’t know this is the time of week when everyone on the exfm team shares their favorite songs from this week with you, our lovely community. Let us know what your favorites from this past week were. Do you see any of them here?  

Charles:

Palms Will Smoke In Cold Air

The Pica Beats

source: tumblr.absono.us

Mikelah

superhumanoids

source: surfingonsteam.net

Void

The Mary Onettes

source: labrador.se

Dan:

Slow Decay

Spanish Prisoners

source: spanishprisoners.bandcamp.com 

Origins

Tennis

source: yvynyl.tumblr.com

So Long

Thieving Irons

source: stereogum.com

Marshall:

Mazes

Moon Duo

source: soundcloud.com

Dark Eyes

Crystal Stilts

source: soundcloud.com

Blue Velvet

Childhood

source: 1forthepeople.com

Sail

Awolnation

via bryc3.com

11:11

Andrew Bird

via soundcloud.com

Stay With Me

NO

via headunderwater.com

Jessica:

Curfews

Snowmine 

source: weathervanemusic.org 

 Constellation

Waterstrider

source: earsofthebeholder.com

Heatstroke

Brick+Mortar 

source: knoxroad.com

Jonathan:

Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin

Magnetic Fields 

source: fuckyeahthemagneticfields.tumblr.com

Black Hole Sun

D’Angelo

source: furthermucker.tumblr.com

It Makes No Difference

Rick Danko & Donald Fagen 

source: stoutthoughts.tumblr.com

Tue, Nov 15, 2011

Shaking Through: Snowmine - Curfews

Last week we introduced you to Snowmine. We loved them so much that we had to bring them back one last time to premiere “Curfews”, a spanking new never before heard single that they recently recorded over at Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through session.

Shaking Through is an amazing documentary series about “the birth of a song.” Each year they give 10 of the most exciting young minds in music a challenge: One Song in two days. From first take to final mix. No extensions. No safety net.

They bring in the best filmmakers around so they can share the band’s experience with you. Their goal is to tell you about the stories behind the songs, the techniques they used to produce it, and help you witness the sacred places where artists bare their souls. Every song, every take.

Watch Snowmine’s creative process in action during this Shaking Through documentary and then then listen to the final product "Curfews" exclusively on exfm. If you dig it, like we know you will then give it a heart and share it with your friends around the interwebs.

Mon, Nov 7, 2011

[Album of the Week] Snowmine - Laminate Pet Animal

You no longer have an excuse for the Monday blues now that we give you a new Album of the Week every single Monday. This week we want you to meet a five piece from Brooklyn who call themselves Snowmine. Not many bands can create deep layers and multi dimensional soundscapes with the lyrical guise to match. Snowmine is able to intertwine all of these elements with what seems like the greatest of ease.

Laminate Pet Animal is one of those albums that gets better with each listen. Before you know it every track will have a that little red heart next to it. Trust us we’ve all fallen victim. They embrace an indie pop sound rich with echo pedals, tribal beats and electro-acoustic soundscapes. We can tell you that this one of the most beautifully crafted pop albums we’ve heard in a long time, that you will keep revisiting this album again and again or that Grayson Sanders’ clear falsetto is so fetching everything you listen to after will sound like complete garbage, but really you’ll just have to hear it for yourself.

We know you’ll love this album as much as we do that’s why we’re giving you the chance to win it on vinyl by entering the Ultimate Exfmavaganza Giveaway! You can also purchase it in all forms on their bandcamp page. In doing so we can be assured that they will keep crafting dazzling albums like just like this one.

Fri, Oct 28, 2011

Bands That Knocked Our Socks Off: Part Two

Welcome to the second installation of “Bands That Knocked Our Socks Off” if you missed the first part you can check it out here. CMJ was an all encompassing five day music extravaganza. There was tons of talent out there, but in the end there were only a few bands that really stood out. Get your mouse ready to start hearting tracks because the rest of those bands are below!

Snowmine
The Hill
Penny
Nervous

 

Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus Forever
The Airing of Grievances
The More Perfect Union

 

The Stepkids
Legend In My Own Mind
Shadows On Behalf
La La

 

Caveman
Old Friend
Decide
Thankful

 

Gotye
Somebody That I Used To Know
Smoke and Mirrors
Hearts A Mess

 

Incan Abraham
Wailing Wall
Beige
Paper Army

 
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