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“Good times rock and roll”: The New Yorker Features Sightings in Noise/Not-Noise Piece

Sightings - City of Straw

Sightings - City of Straw

Much to the band’s chagrin (and ultimate understanding), Sightings were hailed in the Village Voice earlier this year as “Brooklyn’s greatest living noise band.” While it’s probably the best press quote most bands could ever hope for, the term “noise band,” isn’t particularly agreeable with the artists placed under that label.

In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones takes the term head-on, speaking with artists such as Sightings, Yellow Swans and HEALTH about the application of term “noise” to their brands of music. A truly excellent read, it perhaps once and for all clarifies what these “noise bands” have been groaning about for years and years. As SFJ writes: “To many people now, noise isn’t necessarily an aggressive or alienating element; it sounds more like nature than nature does.”

Read the entire New Yorker piece HERE.

BON IVER’s Justin Vernon to Appear at the New Yorker Festival

On October 17, BON IVER’s Justin Vernon will appear at the New Yorker Festival where he will talk with pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones and perform a short set of songs . Frere-Jones, who wrote about Bon Iver earlier this year, will interview Justin about the singer’s home state of Wisconsin where he recorded For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007. Tickets to the New Yorker Festival are $25 and available HERE.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

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