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Who is this band? PROSPECTOR.

[the back door]

…this is – PROSPECTOR…


…they are this kick ass rock force that have been ripping up the LES music scene for a while now AND they are tucked in that sweet pocket that’s always best kept secret.  They take dark stages late at night and crank out bangin’ red-light gasoline rock.


Now, Louis C.K. is a comedian that I love with all my heart. He’s a comedian’s comedian that pulls inspiration and material from the ordinary, the mundane, the overlooked, the regular, and the forgettable tossed-out moments of life.  Enlightened, Philosophical, Deep, VULGAR as all hell and pure Genius…Furthermore, he’s got superb taste in music. The other night he featured these guys on his show LOUIE BUT they didn’t get any credit whatsoever, so I’d like to do my part.  I figure if they didn’t get any recognition, then I can feature their clip from the show with a clear conscience.


you can hear the full version of that song below…

Heart Breakin’ Man

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I’ve been hooked since back when they were called Doppelganger and I can’t wait for them to release their first LP Between 0 & 1 on November 3rd, at the John Varvatos Bowery location – if you RSVP now via you can scoop up a digital download of the album at the show for a special pre release price of 5 bucks.

If you ever have the opportunity to catch them live, you’d be wrong to pass it up.  Don’t ever be wrong.

For eyeball stimulation and for the love of god, check out these LIVE SHOTS of them all lit up in RED.  Just do it.

Rekked Release Invitation


Maximum Balloon – Tiger (well…sort of)

[the back door]

I’ve lost count, but it happens. I hear something new, size it up, and discard it within the first 30 seconds. Then someone cleverly disguises it by wedging it in some kind of new context where I rediscover it…and love it. It’s like someone opens up the back door to my brain, tosses it in, and I think it was my idea. Jedi mind trick.

Sometimes new information needs an alternative route or perspective shift in order to be accepted, – and that’s The Back Door.

Purely as an example, I couldn’t think of a better post to introduce this new category – Maximum Balloon is David Sitek, better known for his work with TV On The Radio based in NYC. In 2008, NME compiled some list of the 50 most forward thinking people in the current music scene and Sitek was included and I agree. Now, I love TOTR, I love Sitek and I love Maximum Balloon, so I really didn’t need the damn Back Door for this song, but someone might…

…And any way I can, I’ll get you to listen to music I love.

the jedi mind trick.