Everyone with an internet connection has access to a virtually unlimited amount of music. Faced with such an overwhelming number of choices, is there a place you can go, every day if you want, where you can find some of the best new music coming out around the globe or being played around New York? New York Music Daily seeks to be that place for you. This blog specializes in music that’s too smart, too dangerous, too fun or just plain too weird for the corporate media and the conformist indie blogs. For every day of the year, there’s new information here, whether a monthly concert calendar, an album review, a free download, a concert, or maybe just a song. In less than half the time it would take to watch a single video, you can discover something new and interesting.
About half the music covered here is lively and upbeat, the other half moody and melancholy; much of it has a mix of all those qualities. Artists who don’t shy away from the troubling realities of a post/9/11, post-3/11 world get a lot of attention here. So does a lot of rock and occasional jazz that could be described as noir. About half of New York Music Daily’s coverage falls under the wide umbrella of rock: Americana, psychedelia, art-rock, circus rock, metal, punk, jambands, dark rock, “postrock” and styles that defy categorization. Country and bluegrass as well as music from the Balkans and the Middle East also get frequent coverage here. Reggae, ska, soul, funk, gospel, cumbia and artists who draw on traditions from around the world also number among the wide variety featured here. While this blog occasionally covers jazz and “indie classical,” you’ll find considerably more to choose from at New York Music Daily’s more sober and sophisticated sister blog Lucid Culture.
Launched very quietly in August of 2011, New York Music Daily has grown organically without any self-promotion whatsoever. Thanks for visiting: if you like what you see, you can bookmark this page and come back anytime you want. And feel free to comment, using the comment button at the very bottom of any page: you may do that anonymously if you wish.