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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The Moog Synthesizer: A sound made famous in England on an “instrument” born in Upstate New York.
“Shrines” is the album you would record if you hauled a huge set of synthesizers into a beautiful, partially-collapsed factory.
Nothing says Upstate New York like an angsty pirate radio station run by an intellectual outsider.
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.