Julie Elody is a soul/pop singer who recently switched from being the frontwoman of a band to her own solo career. In response to her new single, “Sirens,” we got a chance to ask her some questions about her music career and thoughts on the scene. You can hear “Sirens” below, as well as check out our interview.
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I had the pleasure of seeing Yohuna play with Foxing this past week. The group’s lineup is somewhat fluid; this evening, it featured the eponymous Johanne Swanson, Addie Strei of Adelyn Rose, and Warren Hildebrand of Foxes in Fiction.
The marriage of ambient and screamo music is a delicate one; you’re trying to link genres which, on the face of it, are wildly different.
We’d like to thank Marc Cantone, singer and guitarist of indie band The City and Horses, for taking his time to talk about the band’s upcoming album, the stigma surrounding mental illness, how venues can be more inclusive, and how songwriting has made a positive impact on his life. Take a read of the interview below.
Charly Bliss have the perfect balance of sugary pop and rattling distorted guitars. They are a 90’s retrospective topped off with lead singer Eva Hendrick’s snarky vocals. It’s no wonder they have opened for Sleater Kinney and Tokyo Police Club. Honest on and off stage, Eva spoke candidly with us about sexism she’s faced on the road.
New York City singer, comedian and performer, Lane Moore has had a busy year. Her band, It Was Romance, released an awesome queer friendly music video for her song, “Hooking Up with Girls” that has since been featured in the Huffington Post and Billboard magazine. Her comedy show “Tinder Live” has been increasing in popularity in New York City. Moore has created a new model for aspiring musicians. As commentators and entertainers who connect with their audience at a person to person level.
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Crystalla Gonzalez is one of the most impactful people I met in my New York City tenure. I saw her band LTrain in Brooklyn on a whim and was inspired by the band’s energy. In addition to having a fantastic live show, Crystalla has one of those voices that is tough, soft and soulful.
Michelle Turk is the enigmatic lead singer and keytarist of Long Island’s tour de force, Megaweapon. The hardworking vocalist eminates positivity in her web presence as well as her scene.
If you are reading this, you have probably already heard of Philadelphia’s Hop Along. Their prolific blend of alternative, folk and grunge can be found at the top of any Pitchfork list. Piloted by the mighty voice of Frances Quinlan, their sound is unforgettable. Frances was kind enough to answer my questions and was incredibly honest.
Freya Wilcox is impossible to forget. Her live performance hearkens to a late seventies rock n roll. Her voice sounds like a dirty bullet propelling through a wind tunnel. Freya Wilcox & the Howl have been making a racket in the NYC scene since she moved from Australia about five years ago, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to chat with her for Safer Scene.