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B-Sides: NYC Sessions

From the underground to the up-and-coming, The B-Sides NYC Sessions features the best of indie music in New York City and around the world. Each episode is packed with music videos and spotlights one New York band playing a live set at littlefield in Brooklyn, N.Y. and an Interview with host Kristen Korvette chatting about their sound and vision. Whether new wave, punk, synth, rockabilly, psychedelic or noise rock, no Indie genre is left uncovered. Flip to The B-Sides NYC Sessions for your sonic fix.

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About Littlefield

littlefield is a performance and art space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Housed in an old, 6200-square foot warehouse dating from the 1920s, littlefield merges the Gowanus’ industrial past with a sustainable future. These elements include a landscaped interior courtyard, sound walls formed from recycled rubber tires, a bar built from salvaged bowling alley lanes, and energy supplied by wind power. Future projects include a grey-water system and a landscaped roof that will reduce littlefield’s footprint to virtually zero while providing fresh ingredients for our menu.
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Episode 1 - featuring A Place to Bury Strangers

a New York–based noise rock band composed of Oliver Ackermann (guitar/vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass guitar) and Robi Gonzalez (drums). The band plays a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and space rock. If purgatory were an airport, APTBS' Oliver Ackermann would be the voice echoing through the abandoned terminals leading you to your departure, the sky above the runway filled with jets like a swarm of metallic locust.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from A Place to Bury Strangers.

Episode 2 - featuring Screamin' Rebel Angels

Those that have witnessed the live performances of Screamin’ Rebel Angels are immediately thunderstruck by the fiery redhead ricocheting around the stage, Gretsch in hand, with satin and gravel in her voice. Those new to the band are stunned by the power and energy of the group, as if witnessing the resurrection of rock and roll, stirring within them the raw, primitive passions which first electrified audiences at the genre’s inception. They are a force that has been igniting a musical blaze around the worldwide roots rock ‘n roll scene, and gaining a momentum that is cementing their unmistakable sound and authenticity -which is pure Rock ‘n Roll Revival.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Screamin' Rebel Angels.

Episode 3 - featuring Bootblacks

Bootblacks are a NYC-based post punk band. They have released a full-length LP, featuring production work by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Grinderman), a 4-song EP on Modern Tapes Records, and are currently in the studio finishing up their second full-length album. They tour frequently and are known for a high energy live show. Their influences range from bands like Depeche Mode and New Order to The Sound and early U2.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Bootblacks.

Episode 4 - featuring Dead Leaf Echo

Formed in 2008, DLE has matured rapidly since it’s birth in reveling in their unique style of Nouveau Wave. DLE has released multiple EP’s 7" Singles and Remixes in addition to the their noir film videos and heavy touring schedule prompting Time Out NY to call them “one of the best live music acts in the city.” The band played SXSW last year on bills with The Wedding Present and Ringo Deathstarr and last year with A Place to Bury Strangers. They rocked out sold out shows last year with The Psychedelic Furs and in 2010 with 90’s shoegaze legends Chapterhouse and Ulrich Schnuass. DLE’s previous work with Ulrich on their Pale Fire EP has now caught the attention of famed 4AD producer John Fryer (Cocteau Twins,This Mortal Coil) who has mixed their debut LP “Thought & Language” released last year.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Dead Leaf Echo.

Episode 5 - featuring Young Boys

With a rooted affinity for black-leather noise, synth-strewed weirdness and layered, wall-of-sound pop, Young Boys is a story that crisscrosses the continent. Formed by David “Legs” McDaniel who, after traveling across the country looking for love and a place to call home, hooked up with fellow scum Ethan Miller, Lee Lichtsinn, James Ralph and Michael Stasiak to solidify ranks in New York City.

Now knee-deep in NYC grime and projected through technicolor static, Young Boys come armed with a few of out-of-tune guitars a large synthesizer and a certain, crunchy cohesion. The current five piece's slobbering stance on classic garage punk balladry has awarded them gigs alongside Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Dum Dum Girls, Dengue Fever, Cold Cave, Howling Hex and gathered praise from the likes of NME and The Village Voice.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Young Boys.

Episode 6 - featuring Youth Worship

Youth Worship is a new band formed by James Hanna of Asobi Seksu which also features Asobi Seksu drummer Larry Gorman. The two formed Youth Worship when Asobi Seksu decided to take a much needed hiatus after 4 straight years of touring and recording between the years of 2008-2012. Taking a break from Asobi's effects laden shoegaze/dream-pop sound, Youth Worship are keeping it more stripped down to a sound more reminiscent of early 90's alt rock giants like Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Melvins, Teenage Fanclub, and so on. Keep your ears open...

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Youth Worship.

Episode 7 - featuring Eula

EULA began as a mouthpiece for Alyse Lamb's 4-track bedroom recordings in New Haven, CT. Drummer Nathan Rose and bassist Jeff Maleri were soon invited into the fold to further flesh out the songs in order to perform them in a live setting.

EULA toured incessantly up and down the East Coast, releasing a series of demos and two EPs along the way. They soon became known for their raw, high-energy shows and Lamb's onstage antics. Their debut LP, Maurice Narcisse, was self-released in 2011. The album attracted so much positive praise that it was re-released on eMusic's Selects label. At this time the band relocated to Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn's Godmode Records released EULA's next effort, the digital single "I Collapse” b/w "Little Hearts" in 2013. The single was well-received by Pitchfork who stated that EULA is "a band with charisma to burn, picking up new tricks as they grow."

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Eula.

Episode 8 - featuring Autodrone

Autodrone formed in early 2002, based on a mutual love of dream pop and early 90’s Brit Rock. Seemlessly melding the sonic dynamics of noise and pop with throbbing bass lines, jagged, angular synths, searing dark atmospheric guitars and urgently violent banshee vocals, Autodrone have no problem reaching out from the stage to the crowd, grabbing you by the throat, and screaming in your face, even when in reality sometimes they are only whispering.

CLICK HERE for bonus footage from Autodrone.

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