VIDEO: Beirut Premiere New Songs At Northside Festival In Brooklyn

Beirut haven’t released an album since 2011’s The Rip Tide (one of the best albums to come out that year). They’ve been touring on and off since then though and recently played at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival where they played 2 new…

TRACK: Future Slang - Wicked Flame

Detroit-based Future Slang had a good run. They only released 1 EP during their time together, but their live shows were really where the magic was at. Songs like “Shut Up and Dance” channeled a dytopian Talking Heads while making…

VIDEO: Vaya Futuro - "Sombras"

It’s no secret that shoegaze has been making a comeback over the past few years. Slowdive’s reformation and tour this year, My Bloody Valentine’s long overdue album MBV being released last year and the multitude of spiritual successors to those heavyweights….

STREAM: Amerigo Gazaway - The Big Payback Vol. 3: J.B. & The Soul Mates

Mash-ups are a dime a dozen. They don’t always work and in fact, I’d say that more often than not the sum is worse than it’s parts. Yet, Amerigo Gazaway seems to have succeeded where many have failed. Earlier this year he put…

VIDEO: Tycho - "See"

Tycho seems to have managed to capture what summer sounds like. That seems cheesy, but honestly, give “See” a listen and tell me this seems at all appropriate for a cold winter day. This song captures everything I love about downtempo……

TRACK: John Fahey - "On the Sunny Side of the Ocean (Live in Hamburg, 1978)"

Static + Distance doesn’t seek to be a blog that simply covers whatever is new. I’d to curate a collection of great music here, regardless of era. So far, I’ve mainly focused on recent releases, but I’d like to showcase…

VIDEO: Liars - "Pro Anti Anti"

Liars are a band that seems to hate resting on one style too long. It’s been quite the journey from the dance-punk of 2001’s They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top to Mess on a Mission (released earlier this…

TRACK: Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me"

Toronto 5-piece Alvvays have clearly listened to Belle & Sebastian. That’s not to say they’re ripping them off or even sound derivative, but they’ve got the same knack for tongue-in-cheek romanticism that I love about B&S. “Archie, Marry Me” is an ode…

TRACK: Jamie xx - "All Under One Roof Raving"

I’ll admit it. I’m not a big fan of The xx. I don’t think they’re bad by any means, but particularly after seeing them live last year I’ve grown tired of them. Their performance seems too calculated; soulless in a…