Jangula is a four-piece based out of Brooklyn. Although “Strange Child” is their second studio EP, they have released hundreds of bedroom recordings to those with their ears to the ground for over six years. Their featured instrument is a Q-Chord, a touch-pad based synthesizer that projects a Legend of Zelda ice cavern mystery. Through this instrument combined with dynamic powerhouse drumming, dream-state guitar riffs and driving, serpent-like bass rhythms, Jangula is able to yield diverse sounds featured most prominently on “The Chamber Ritual” and “Hanging Gardens”.
Don’t let the name Lazyeyes fool you - this young project is keenly aware of its contemporary music landscape. Of course it doesn’t hurt to be immersed in the notoriously fertile Brooklyn DIY scene where, committing to the band in the summer of 2012, Lazyeyes has grown tremendously in a little over six months. Playing shows around town with the likes of Oberhofer, Total Slacker and Generationals, the project is beginning to make waves at home and abroad.
The Deli Magazine just named the group the “Best Psych/Shoegaze band in New York” for 2012 saying the album "brings to mind classic mid-90's dreampop" while Mixtape Maestro proclaimed "Lazyeyes make a promising early bid at joining the top ranks of 2013 blogosphere.
The influence that Brooklyn has on the music we listen to is undeniable. As I take a step away from the hustle and bustle of a work trip I feel compelled to cover what is going on here tonight. As I scour the NYC scene a band with the name Haybaby grabs my attention. As I sit in my hotel introducing Haybaby to you I sense a certain emerging buzz. Spreading like a kindergarten classroom illness, from this blog to many, Haybaby has the genes to bust on the scene.
Haybaby is a garage rock trio that rides on heavy overtones and the vocals of Leslie Hong. Track, “Wash You” is the pick me up off the floor and slap me in the face wake-up call that we all love to be reminded of. This song is a genuine plea for change with the comforting support of rock n roll. Keep it on repeat.
Grand Resort (DJing Between Sets)
It may seem unlikely to pin a teenager growing up in the Dominican Republic as a fanatic of Britain’s jangle pop, C86 and shoegaze. But during Pichardo's musical coming-of-age, these sounds somehow found their path all the way to the Caribbean and right into his ear canal. less