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Asa Ransom!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 9, 2010

Asa Ransom absolutely convinced me with their show at the D&G store in Soho during Vogue’s fashion night out in September 2009…

Dance-inspired with a dramatic style of instrumentation is upbeat and delivered with vibrant intensity to Asa Ransom’s unique sound of music. These five guys are sons of preachers, professors, postal workers and housewives and are playing at the Cameo Gallery (N. 6th Between Berry and Wythe, Williamsburg) throughout April, 2010. If you get a chance, don’t miss their show!

What makes us love them even more? They offer a free download of their EP “The Gold” on their homepage…


C’mon Khmer!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on March 5, 2010

The five members of Brooklyn based Indie band Mon Khmer met at Berklee College of Music during their studies. The range of musical influences is just as diversified as their characters. Matt plays bass like he’s playing funk guitar, is an experienced sound engineer and on top of that a local karaoke hero. Drummer Dave Cole shares the same name as the producer of his favorite artist: Mariah Carey. Elias Meister who is a great jazz guitar player is being called “the dancing German” by his band mates. They say he can look pretty scary without glasses but never gets angry. Dave Kaye who equips the band with the pedal steel, layering the songs with beautiful sweeping hooking sounds and brews his own beer. Singer and guitarist Hammarsing not so secretly wants to be a DJ – he already found a name for his alter ego: “Krachmacher”.

Currently, Mon Khmer is touring through US and will have their first album released at April 8, 2010!

Watch out for them (and fall in love!)!


Mathyou von China

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on February 18, 2010

Mathyou von China’s real name is Mathew Scheiner. „Scheiner sounds like China if you pretend you’re from Mississippi“ he explains. Two names – one person. Mathew or Mathyou makes the beats, plays the guitar and keys and sings while he manages he sound effects. That alone should be a reason to go and watch one of Von China’s shows. So what does it sound like? Matt says: „It’s kind of what you’d expect to hear when you take some acid and walk into a Caribbean soul / disco dance party in Brooklyn“. Brooklyn, especially Williamsburg is his inspiration. „You’re surrounded by an unfathomable amount of music. It’s a petri dish of creativity, very competitive. If you play your cards right, it brings out the best from your music.“

To me it sounds like Matt is playing his cards very well… 


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