Exploring the Ghosts of the Past

by SYBLING

Exploring the Ghosts of the Past by SYBLING
Hello there!

We are sisters Alice Makwaia and Mariana Quinn-Makwaia. We make up the duo SYBLING.

We have lived in New York City just about our entire lives, and we like to think our music mirrors our NewYorker-ness (eclectic and a bit mysterious).

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Pioneering the Underground: A Fusion of Heart, Tech, and Art

by @N0RK!@

Pioneering the Underground: A Fusion of Heart, Tech, and Art by @N0RK!@
We’re all born incomplete and aspire for wholeness.

Thrown into this world at breakneck speeds, immediately socialized by our parents and guardians, who we trust as gods with our childish, wonder-filled minds. Once, we all believed our guardians and teachers and elders knew everything and could be trusted completely.

Alas, they were all once chucked into this world too, raised up by previous generations that may have often convinced themselves that they knew what life was all about. But they didn’t. No one did.

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Ye Olde Grampfather’s Tale

by James Kwapisz

Ye Olde Grampfather's Tale by James Kwapisz
In the beginning, a rock appeared in the firmament, and on that rock a fissure did form. An old man with youthful eyes looked upon this rock and said, “I shall call you ‘Shredrock.'” And upon receiving the reverberations of his utterance, the rock burst forth a great explosion, showering the old man with mystical properties, endowing him with the wisdom of old age and the vigor of youth. And when the phenomenon did cease, the rock told the man, “I shall call you ‘Grampfather.'”

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Future Nostalgia

by Catherine Swan

Future Nostalgia by Greg Connors

Photo By Gretchen Pellaton

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Connors about his new single “Future Nostalgia.” As I was listening, I was so drawn into the track, which prompted further listening to Connors’ vast cannon of eclectic material. I found his songs speak to me in a familiar voice, both vulnerable and comfortable. His melodic, yet ‘cut the crap’, self-styled phrasing dances with a deliberately off-kilter, sweetly angular guitar motion.

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Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter Tatyana Kalko’s Three Step Guide to Transcending Emotions and Expressing the Divine

by Tatyana Kalko

Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter Tatyana Kalko’s Three Step Guide to Transcending Emotions and Expressing the Divine

Almost anything can be a metaphor for songwriting. Prying open a jar of pickles? Yes. Playing Russian Roulette? Sure. Tending to a plant. Why not? If writing songs is inseparable from life itself, then it must fall somewhere between meditating and giving birth, at the equator of zen and utter pain; the middle path between the sacred and mundane.

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Love The Sinner: Self-Acceptance and Starting from the Beginning

by Didi Fever

Love The Sinner: Self-Acceptance and Starting from the Beginning by Didi Fever
In the wake of trauma, and especially abuse, there is often a bottoming out of the self: it can feel like everything you were has been hollowed out and replaced by this terrible event. When I started to heal, I began writing songs.

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