Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Fergus & Geronimo Release New LP!

Fergus & Geronimo are two fellas from Denton who moved to Brooklyn, whatever. You don’t need to know the migratory habits of the people behind the instruments to feel down right righteous when you plug in your stereo and jam their new long player, Funky was the State of Affairs. A record which may at first baffle, but soon reward those who believe in the transcendental power of paranoia. Paranoia isn’t the only thing going on here; This record is awash with themes both silly (intergalactic love affairs) and serious (cloned drones). As for its sound, just think of the most far out Devo record that could ever possibly be imagined and then add some sax.

Mp3: Fergus & Geronimo – No Parties

Keep the Keepsies!!!

Keepsies keep their music fresh by only eating premiere produce from only the most meticulously stacked displays of fruits and vegetables in their neighborhood supermarket, or it could come from inside of them, and not necessarily be triggered by vitamins and nutrients. Either way they’re a couple of peeps from Brookland who play some stellar music and are on the rise – percecptible by their recent show at the Cake Shop in Manhattan and a total throwback tape release in the works. Catch them in their infancy, and listen to them grow!

Check Mp3 Out: Keepsies – Saturday

Bonus Artwork After Jumping!!!

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For my final post, not ever, but at least as a regularly contributing member of the Porch, I give to you a short mix that combines a few NYC dwellers with a couple of songs set in NYC. I’m leaving NYC next Friday, and if I could I would like to speak directly to it for a moment, “Thanks for the run.” So, the reason I’m getting off the Porch is because at the end of this month I’m leaving for a 27 month stay in Ukraine, teaching English there through the Peace Corps. These are the facts, you can learn how I interpret them by clicking ‘Keep Reading’ below. I love each and every one of you, and will miss you individually. Though cyberspace cannot carry my tears, you must believe they are here on my cheeks. Thank you. You.

1. Excepter – In the Beginning there was Excepter
2. Suicide – Super Sudway Comedian
3. Tony Matterhorn – Big Belly Guns
4. Ad Libs – Boy From NYC
Mp3: 5. Jonathon Richman – Springtime in NYC

* *VA – NYC* *

Artwork: Will Bryant

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Digable Porches

Digable Planets are from my hood. They broke up in ’94 after two albums of masses-acclaimed, jazz-laced hip-hop. With a little help from Tupac & Cornelius, the songs here live on – the ‘rebirth of slick’ if you will.

Mp3: 1. Digable Planets ft. Tupac – Where I’m From
2. Digable Planets ft. Tupac & Cornelius – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
3. Digable Planets ft. Tupac & Cornelius – Pacifics

* *Digable Porches (zip file)* *

City Center on the Porch


City Center makes effects-driven experimental pop, the staple niche for many groups nowadays such as High Places and Animal Collective, but with more experiments, and less pop. Not a disadvantage by any means, rather each song seems to swim, and they realize this as well with their sea-centric artwork, through layers of indecipherable, yet warm sounds. Throw in some acoustic strumming or tribal percussion, hell sometimes even both, to pull it all back together, and you’ve got City Center at their best. Without further Delay, please check out the interview.

Mp3: City Center – Gladest

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Cold Cave on the Porch


Cold Cave plays gloom-synth-pop constructed from the thin air that floats between the hard-knock city of Philadelphia and the bright, dirty NYC. Wes, the central conspirator of Cold Cave, came by the Porch to ruminate about astrological signs as inspiration, beauty & sorrow, but the main reason he’s here is to practice his conversation skills.

Mp3: Cold Cave – Cebe & Me

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Silk Flowers on the Porch

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In only a few weeks Silk Flowers have embedded their morose pop carnival far enough into my psyche’ to make me think “Won’t children still want candy at the end of the world?” Silk Flowers are giving the sticky stuff away with a smile. On the Porch today they talk about their New York residence, dream dictionaries, and the all important aspiration to dull the isolation between us.

Mp3: Silk Flowers – Shadows in Daylight

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