David Safar Feature Archive

This week on New Hot, read about two new bands from Thurston Moore and Trent Reznor, as well as the next solo record from The Soft Boys' Robyn Hitchcock. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, March 5. (03/02/2013)
Listen to Nick Cave's music as an ongoing narrative to fully appreciate what you might have dismissed as the "that goth rock." (02/18/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a band whose front-woman is the daughter of a famous puppeteer, an album from Will Oldham's alter-ego and the next breakout act from Australia. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, February 19. (02/16/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a local band releasing their debut, a UK-based act who got their launch through MySpace and a band who was remixed by the London Contemporary Orchestra. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, February 12. (02/09/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a band who has collaborated with the likes of Camera Obscura and Arab Strap, a new project with ties to My Morning Jacket and an act who has had their music in over a dozen movies. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, February 5. (02/03/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a Real Estate side project, a band who were certified silver with their debut album and a collaboration between members of The Moldy Peaches and Little Joy. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, January 29. (01/25/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a project born out of popular South Carolina band The Heist and The Accomplice, an album named after a scientific theory and a band who went to Mississippi to record their new release. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, January 22. (01/18/2013)
This week on New Hot, read about a songstress that channels Whitney Houston, a cult classic indie band based out of Hoboken and a group with local ties that has opened for Weezer. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, January 15. (01/11/2013)
Muse's latest album is a testament to high production values in an era when anyone can record an album. (01/07/2013)
In 2012, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bridged the gap between underground indie hip-hop fans and the daytime TV audience of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (12/24/2012)
This week on New Hot, we're exploring the best albums of 2012. Read about a Baltimore duo whose lead singer is opera trained, the first non-electronic band on Warp Records and a San Francisco guitarist who has released three albums this year. These are our three best albums of 2012. (12/12/2012)
It would be easy to write off this band as another garden-variety import of 2012, but Django Django is primed for a late breakout in the new year. (11/19/2012)
This week on New Hot, we're exploring the best reissues of 2012. Read about an iconic party album from the early 2000s, a release that has been 50 years in the making and a famed collaboration just inducted into the Library Of Congress. These are our three recommended reissues of 2012. (11/16/2012)
If you've ever seen a live Dan Deacon show, you know just how much creative power he has over his audience. As soon as the first note drops, the floor becomes mayhem, turning into a ritualistic affair. Deacon's music invokes a wide variety of emotions, but first and foremost his music elicits uninhibited joy. His process and love for audience participation translates from stage to record, and even with his recent performance for The Current, it's difficult for your body not to pulse with the rhythm. (11/12/2012)
This week on New Hot, we're exploring new releases from a band known for wearing surgical masks during live shows, an artist who got her start on YouTube and a duo who have recorded all of their albums in different countries. These are our three recommended album releases for the week of November 12. (11/09/2012)