Devon Antonetti has been a contributor for Diffuser.fm since October 2012. Her work has appeared on The Huffington Post, USAToday.com, Consequence of Sound, and The Daily Beast. She currently lives on a couch in Brooklyn.
X Ambassadors Perform ‘Unconsolable’ in Their Brooklyn Apartment [Exclusive Video]
X Ambassadors have had a busy few months since releasing 'Love Songs Drug Songs,' their major-label debut EP, on KIDinaKorner/Interscope records. The Brooklyn band has spent the summer on the road, performing alongside the likes of Jimmy Eat World, We Are Scientists and Imagine Dragon, whose singer, Dan Reynolds, plays a key role in their story.
Cloud Control Talk Moving to London, Hanging With Arcade Fire and Recording New Album ‘Dream Cave’ In an Actual Cave
When the Sydney foursome Cloud Control released their first album, ‘Bliss Rlease,’ in 2011, they had no idea they would soon share the stage with the likes of Weezer, Supergrass and Arcade Fire -- or that they'd win the Australian Music Prize, a $30,000 award and one of their nation’s highest music honors.
Brooklyn New Wavers Selebrities on Leaving Miami, Digging ‘Room 237′ and Creating Their ’80s-Inspired Sound
Selebrities may have a sound straight out of the '80s -- in a good way -- but their sophomore record, 'Lovely Things,' is anything but contrived. It's a romantic pop soirée of synthesizers and wispy vocals, powered by founding friends Maria Usbeck and Jer Robert Paulin. The pair, who met at art school in South Florida, bonded over a mutual love of post-punk and New Wave -- sounds they revisit on of the best albums of the year so far.
The Laurels Discuss Writing Songs, Traveling Stateside and Hating Funny Hats
Australian four-piece the Laurels finally brought their trippy shoegaze sound stateside earlier this year, releasing their debut album, 'Plains,' in April and following that up with a brief tour that hit both coasts and kicked off with a stop at Austin Psych Fest. The group's sound features the floating vocals of dual frontmen Piers Cornelius and Luke O'Farrell, and as they've won fans in both hemisphere, they've performed alongside the likes of the Black Angels and Low.
Midi Matilda on Rocking With Duran Duran, Recording With a Dust Brother + More
In between busting moves on the road and in the studio, Bay Area synth-pop duo Midi Matilda chatted with Diffuser.fm about playing as a two-piece, recording with a Dust Brother and what's next on their agenda.
Japanther Talk Politics, Eating Healthy, Art Research + More
Noisey punk duo Japanther is undoubtedly more about the live experience than your typical rock band. While some groups rely on smoke and mirrors onstage, bandmates Matt Reilly (bass, keyboard, vocals) and Ian Vanek (drums, vocals), who met at art school in Brooklyn, would rather play atop New York City bridges (and almost get arrested for it) or enlist synchronized swimmers to do the work of tradi
The Last Bison Explain How Faith and the Civil War Influence Their Music
A true "family band," the Last Bison feature frontman Ben Hardesty; his father, Dan; and his sister Annah, as well as brothers Jay and Andrew Benfante. The Virginia-based seven-piece folk outfit -- which also includes members Amos Housworthand Teresa Totheroh -- even titled their 2012 debut album 'Inheritance,' a fitting name for the musical chops handed down by family members.
The Avett Brothers on Recording ‘The Carpenter,’ Working With Rick Rubin + the Reasons for the Folk-Rock Boom
As leaders of the Avett Brothers, Seth and Scott Avett have enjoyed tremendous mainstream success, particularly for musicians whose songs are rooted in traditional folk, country and bluegrass. And yet not much has changed for these siblings from Concord, N.C. Their 2009 major label debut, 'I and Love and You,' cracked the Top 20, arguably kick-starting the current folk-rock boom, but chatting with
Anberlin Discuss ‘Vital’ Album, Touring with the Smashing Pumpkins and Focusing on ‘What’s Important’
When Florida-based rockers Anberlin released their sixth album, ‘Vital,’ in October 2012, the band set out to explore new territory with an electronic-influenced sound -- and a renewed sense of energy after 10 years together. The band also re-enlisted producer and longtime friend Aaron Sprinkle, who worked with them on their first three records and is credited with helping shape their sound. Read
Deap Vally Discuss Crafty Beginnings, Black Keys Comparisons + Their Feminist Mission
Deap Vally may look and sound like they’re straight out of the 1970s, what with their heavy, guitar-driven rock sound and long shaggy hair, but they're very much of this moment. The Los Angeles duo is gearing up to release its debut EP, ‘Get Deap!’ on April 9, and with their fringe, lace, and thrashing beats, these ladies leave their mark with vintage-inspired blues and sneering attitude. Read Mor