are a five-piece New York band formed in 2007. Their debut album «Last Chants» featured guests appearances from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Rapture and Lightspeed Champion.
I: I just remember this guy kept talking to me about this band Nirvana and so I finally checked it out. I became obsessed. What a band!
C: I can't really say that there is only one best, but «I'm Only Sleeping» has a very pretty sounding melody.
N: In Liberty State Park NJ. Outdoor concert in the summer overlooking NY. Pefect. Oh yeah, and Radiohead was amazing!
M: Can't say I have one. There's tons of stuff that puts me in a good mood when drinking socially though. From The Rolling Stones; to The Ronettes, Sharon Marie, Roxy Music, NEU!, Iggy Pop, Can and Blur.
N: The first line is: «Last year I got knifed for Christmas». How can you beat that?!
I: I don’t doubt listening to this album will make you suddenly fall in love with whomever is in the room with you. It invokes love, love, lust.
I: It was the album I remember affecting me in the sense of wanting to start my own band. It also helped me thinking Justine Frischmann was the shit.
C: It's just one of the greatest, most timeless songs ever. It makes you feel like you can just drift away into an abyss.
M: I have always associated summer and good times with the classics – 50’s Rock N’ Roll, R&B and bubble gum pop. That’s what summer is all about. Though, if I had to narrow it down my ultimate summer soundtrack would be the Velvet Underground’s third, self titled, the first featuring Doug Yule.
I: This track is amazing. Even if you aren’t heartbroken, listening to it will probably make you wish you were.
C: It's honest, raw, and passionate. I really like how it's repetitive and becomes kind of hypnotic. It's just great storytelling as well.
P: How could you not dance to this song? It has a straight 4/4 beat (no disco here!) but with the addition of the bass and the guitars, a perfect dance rhythm is formed. It all works together perfectly.
M: The first record I purchased with my own money was «Regatta de Blanc». I think it means «white reggae». I was crazy for this band as a kid and they earn sole credit for turning me on to great stuff like U-Roy, Steel Pulse and Lee Perry and initiating my life long fascination with Jamaican music.
P: Because I love Pizza.
N: Anything of «Sketches of Spain».
P: It redefines how music and words can relate to one another. It's beautiful.