Signal To Noise 5/10/16 – NYCTaper

Last night we had Dan Lynch of NYCTaper on the program.  Most fascinating interview.  Dan has been recording live indie rock performances in the New York and New Jersey area for nine years, and during that time has attended thousands of shows.  He joined us in the studio to share some stories and some recordings of live shows he’s attended.…

Signal To Noise 4/26/16

This week’s Signal To Noise features our friends Jim Testa (owner of Jersey Beat and staunch supporter of NJ indie rock, who has not one, but TWO new albums out) and Glenn Morrow (owner of Bar/None Records, the great NJ indie label currently celebrating their 30th anniversary).  Plus a few Prince covers in tribute, and some rock. Listen here.

Signal To Noise 4/19/16

Lenny Zenith from Tenterhooks joined us in the WFDU studios last night for a live acoustic performance that was as killer as you’d expect.  Plus, loads of new music since we took last week off to go see Iggy Pop.  Here’s the link to the podcast:

Signal To Noise 4/5/16 Episode

We had a great interview yesterday with Tom Beaujour of Nuthouse Recording.  Tom not only recorded the Stuyvesant album Shmyvesant that we released at the end of 2014, but he also recorded the latest albums from Nada Surf and Jennifer O’Connor, as well as a bunch of other stuff we love. Tom came in and told us some stories about recording…

Signal To Noise 3/23 Episode

This week’s episode of “Signal To Noise” was a barnburner; we’re happy to have had Katie Kasimir from the awesome “Hey You Know It” podcast in with us for the entire episode.  Later we were joined by pro photographer James Damion.  James has shot every band under the sun, and he spent some time talking about his favorites.  In lieu…

Signal to News

As promised, some news about our Signal to Noise radio program. After a year and a half of hosting the program at Blowupradio.com, we have moved into the awesome studios of WFDU-FM in Teaneck, NJ.  I (Al C) discovered a ton of new music on the airwaves of WFDU when I was a teenager long, long ago.  I heard the…

2015 Favorites

Every year we list out our favorite records for the year, and this year is no different.  It was a busy year for music, but not such a busy year for Sugarblast, as our release schedule is very deliberately smaller than it was with Dromedary Records.  While we do have some fun plans for 2016, the Sugarblast release schedule will…

Big Takeover Premieres New Tenterhooks Video!

Our pals at Big Takeover have the premiere of “Rent Boy,” the new video from Tenterhooks’ debut EP Meanwhile In Another Part Of Town. Contrary to the band’s previous appearance here, ‘Rent Boy’ is a more melancholy affair, but Tenterhooks are no mope-rockers; power and glory abound in the effortlessly inventive arrangements on display here.  Check it out! A nice review of a…

New Signal To Noise episode

It’s been a while (we’ve been busy) since our last update, so it’ll come in the form of a new podcast – this week’s Signal To Noise features music from Stuyvesant, Ff, Vomitface, Glazer, The Wrens, ghostdog and lots, lots more.  Listen here.