Feedback Episode #3 featuring Ava Luna!!

8 Apr

Hi Everyone,

Check out the newest episode of Feedback The Podcast featuring Ava Luna — the greatest glitch-punk, doo-wop scrambling, soul revivalists in New York City!

The seven-piece Coney Island band — who was crowned one of L Magazine’s “8 Bands You Need To Hear” in 2010 — inhales inspiration from sources as geeky as En Vogue and as modern as Flying Lotus. The result — a wholly original, Dirty-Projectors-style amalgamation of sensual sounds, searing aggression and shivering rhythms.

To listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE.



Uke Prodigy

13 Mar

I believe the technical term for this style of playing is “Amaze-balls.” This guy can shred, and on the cutest instrument Hawaii’s ever imported. Jake Shimabukuro, the prodigious player, said in a TIME Magazine interview, “The words professional and ukulele player are kind of an oxymoron.” He’s making a convincing case against that notion.



Sure, but can they beat The Lost Levels?

25 Jan

Eddie Van Halen and Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros. theme composer) would be proud. 8-bit fan boys Zack Kim (top video) and Martin Leung (bottom) transcribe the red-capped plumber’s favorite ragtime tunes for double-tap guitar and piano. Here’s hoping Kim someday soon hosts a mind-shattering guitar battle — one hand vs. the other. Enjoy!

Feedback Episode #2: Featuring Reggie Watts!!

15 Dec

Hi Everyone,

The newest episode of Feedback the podcast featuring Reggie Watts is now available!

Reggie is an uber-talented, inter-dimensional comedian, combining improved musical journeys, psychedelic observations and rattles of Parkinsonian beat-boxing into an outer-worldly new breed of comedy.

To download a free copy of the podcast, click on the arrow to the right of the player.

A huge thanks to the incredibly kind and talented Reggie Watts, his industrious management staff and New York Press for generously hosting this podcast series.

Thanks for listening!


Puppet Shows Rock

12 Mar

Coldplay release a self-effacing, genuinely hysterical video… with puppets! Will hipsters trade tight jeans for multi-colored armbands and militaristic Chilean flavor? My guess is probably not, but we’ll see…

Grizzly Bares It All

17 Jan

The captivating weirdness of Grizzly Bear’s videos.

From manga-eyed robots discovering religion to a fencing student caught in a twisted Wes Anderson montage, to claymation swamp monsters.


Vampire Weekend at Bernies 2

30 Nov

This week, Vampire Weekend released the first video off their forthcoming album Contra, due out on Jan 12th. The video is for Cousins, a bouncy punk track that’s corresponding visual, shot completely on shaky rails, is fittingly jumpy. The video features one street morphing through minute changes while band members — keeping with abstract video tradition — punctuate lyrics with smart and funny arthouse props and jump-cut body mods. After a single view, there’s at least one stunning visual trick that smacks of MTV’s best 80s experimentalism (you’ll know it when you see it).

With tight, urban compositions that sample a myriad of global musical languages, all while maintaining a sharp sense of humor — especially in their videos — VW are modern heirs to the Talking Heads, shouldering preppy-art-rock into the aught-tens. But don’t take my word for it — ask David Byrne.

Enjoy :-)