Tag Archives: New Jersey

ALLONE EP {mysteryofdel}

ALLONE EP by mysteryofdel (NJ/LA) Somewhere in a NJ basement or a bedroom in Los Angeles, depending on when you first discover his music, Andrew D’Elia aka mysteryofdel can be found sitting in front of his laptop with a cup … Continue reading

2:1 EP {Long Faces}

2:1 EP by Long Faces   (New Jersey) It is my pleasure to re-introduce Long Faces to the Dingus community with a new EP and a full-length album in progress. My first reaction while listening to the opener ‘Closer‘ was mild … Continue reading

Single Release: Oxfords and Wingtips {Upset}

‘Oxfords and Wingtips’ by Upset (New Jersey) Ali Koehler has been the drummer for both Vivian Girls and Best Coast. Patty Schemel was the drummer for Hole. Apparently the two met over Twitter and, after bonding over Vivian Girls, decided … Continue reading

Wipe Out {Chimes}

‘Wipe Out’ by Chimes   (Bloomfield, New Jersey) Chimes are a band that frequent the Brooklyn DIY music scene. However, unlike some of their peers, they have the dream pop “thing” narrowed down perfectly. Its a critical blend of pop, … Continue reading

Single Release: Stop Making Yourself Miserable {Vasudeva}

‘Stop Making Yourself Miserable’ by Vasudeva   (New Jersey) I will always take the opportunity to show love to fellow New Jersey artists and bands and it is due time that I got around to a feature on Vasudeva. These cats … Continue reading

Single Release: One After Another {Philip & the Nasty}

‘One After Another’ by Philip & the Nasty   (Roselle Park, NJ) [bandcamp album=3988977311 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]     Let’s get one thing straight: This is the grittiest, grimiest, loveliest, shittiest, and might I add realest thing you’ll hear today. Philip & … Continue reading

Single Release: Holy War {Charles Keith Sztyk}

‘Holy War’ by Charles Keith Sztyk   (Union, NJ) [bandcamp track=53424112 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   Some bands and artists will always have a home here at Dingus. We have featured the work of Charles Keith Sztyk a few times in the … Continue reading

Single Release: Smile, It Makes This Easier {Fire Is Motion}

‘Smile, It Makes This Easier’ by Fire Is Motion   (Union, NJ) [bandcamp track=3577808377 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   This single was independently released in the very beginning of 2011, however, music is timeless and it’s never too late to give credit … Continue reading

Better Today, Forgetting Tomorrow EP {Steve Kelly}

Better Today, Forgetting Tomorrow by Steve Kelly Presents   (NJ)*   [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3718847661 size=medium bgcol=ffffff linkcol=333333 artwork=false t=4]   After years of singing and songwriting in various different projects, Steve Kelly has graced us with his first solo effort, … Continue reading

Video Release: CHeCk yO mIND {b.FUNK}

‘CHeCk yO mIND’ by b.FUNK   (New Jersey) Some bands, when arranged well, have a vision that starts with music but continues to grow far beyond just one outlet of artistic expression. New Jersey’s hip-hop live band b.FUNK embody this mentality; … Continue reading

Vacant Admiral EP [Grey Visions]

Vacant Admiral EP by Grey Visions   (Newark, New Jersey) [bandcamp track=85487139 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]   Jack Phinney is back as Grey Visions while taking time between Jean Jackets sets to deliver the Vacant Admiral EP, another delicate acoustic album … Continue reading

So Romantic

So Romantic by EZRAKH   (New Jersey)     Remember ALL CAPS when you spell the mans’ name. EZRAKH is the man and if you’ve been lucky enough to be in the room when he’s spinning, you know it’s always a … Continue reading

The Broadcaster EP

The Broadcaster EP by Charles Keith Sztyk   (Union, NJ) [bandcamp track=1905092516  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti]     [bandcamp track=4155210509  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]     Music Monday for me begins at home in New Jersey, both physically and musically. Fighting off a … Continue reading

Tunnel Buddies

Tunnel Buddies by GDP   (West Orange, NJ) [bandcamp track=982522797  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]    Some artists who remain persistent and creative throughout their independent careers can become underground champions. If there is any East Coast MC capable of this sort of … Continue reading


Polaroid by Matt Sztyk   (Sydney/New Jersey) [bandcamp track=931868859  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=000000 size=venti]    To best compliment the talents of New Jersey young music veteran Matt Sztyk, I would resort to quoting him directly from the hook in his ‘Polaroid‘ single and … Continue reading

Shows I’ve Been To: Wyldlife @ Maxwells

Having just released their latest album, Wyldlife played at Maxwells to celebrate and introduce their fine new tracks. I wasn’t about to miss this one. For those who have never seen Wyldlife play live, let me explain to you what … Continue reading