Music

Autumn, Music, Winter

Upstate Mixtape: Fall Into Winter

Upstate Mixtape: Fall Into Winter

Our music advisor & DJ-at-large Giovanni di Mola curated the perfect mixtape for venturing off on a road trip, toting our bags through the departure gates, or collapsing into a sofa this holiday season.

Autumn, Music, Upstate Albums, Winter

Upstate Albums: Antony & the Johnsons “Cut The World”

Upstate Albums: Antony & the Johnsons “Cut The World”

Whether you’re contemplating the universe on a windswept country drive, or gazing longingly from the window of a grand Victorian home, Antony & the Johnson’s “Cut the World” serves as the perfect soul-searching accompaniment.

Music, Tompkins County

Upstate Electronic Artist Dubotomist Makes Music Out of PS2 Game “Ico”

Upstate Electronic Artist Dubotomist Makes Music Out of PS2 Game “Ico”

Dubotomist is part of a small, experimental music movement that’s bringing an edgy undercurrent to the middle of New York State. “Icotomy” EP out now.

Music, Summer

Download or Stream Garden Party Mix: “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine”

Download or Stream Garden Party Mix: “Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine”

Sign up for our UPSTATER newsletter and download a 90-minute DJ mix, featuring new tracks by Goldfrapp and Washed Out – and remixes by Lana Del Rey and The XX.

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: The Smiths “Best… Volume 1”

Upstate Album: The Smiths “Best… Volume 1”

The Smiths are made for Upstate New York. They’re introspective, a little bitchy, and they make you feel like you’re in on the joke.

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

Upstate Album: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

There’s something about Hall & Oates that was meant to be heard on a car stereo as you meander from antique shop to swimming hole to farm stand.

Explore, Finger Lakes, Music, Tompkins County

Electronic Music was Born in Upstate New York

Electronic Music was Born in Upstate New York

The Moog Synthesizer: A sound made famous in England on an “instrument” born in Upstate New York.

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: Purity Ring “Shrines”

Upstate Album: Purity Ring “Shrines”

“Shrines” is the album you would record if you hauled a huge set of synthesizers into a beautiful, partially-collapsed factory.

Music, Upstate Albums

Upstate Album: Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack

Upstate Album: Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack

Nothing says Upstate New York like an angsty pirate radio station run by an intellectual outsider.

Music, Videos

Videos We Love: Zola Jesus “Night” (Soundcheck Sessions)

Videos We Love: Zola Jesus “Night” (Soundcheck Sessions)

Zola Jesus is tiny. She’s moody. And she sings beautiful songs about – well – I’m not really sure. But they definitely make me want to wear tweed. And hunt foxes in an abandoned castle.

Music, Videos

Videos We Love: Purity Ring “Fineshrine”

Videos We Love: Purity Ring “Fineshrine”

“Fineshrine” is the kind of track you want to have playing on a sunny afternoon, driving headlong through the hills of Columbia County.

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