New Jeresy is known for tough-as-nails, bruising blue-collar bar rock, but does it have home for a feather-light pop act as well? The One and Nines aim to find out: their debut EP is stocked with smoky soul ("Wait") and slinky lounge jazz ("Something On Your Mind"), centered around the pouty, passionate vocals of Vera Sousa and dressed up in throwback horn-charts and simmering rhythms, The One and Nines have enough verve and soul to make their neighboring bands in the Garden State go green.
By Jayson Greene on 11.07.14 in Features
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By Stephen M. Deusner on 03.03.14 in Features
"Welcome to the '80s, y'all!" Andre Cymone half-raps on the title track to his 1983 solo album, Survivin' in the 80s. Behind him, synths pile up chaotically, like a malfunction on a robot assembly line; with every downbe...
By Jordan Sargent on 02.24.14 in Spotlights
Before this month, Babyface's last album was released in 2007. He wasn't completely out of commission in the intervening years, doing boutique collaborations like Lil Wayne's "Comfortable," which he co-wrote with Kanye W...