All posts by Judy Nelson

Judy Nelson lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she has the luxury of walking to work and enjoying the best bagels known to humankind. Formerly a music industry publicist, Judy now works in the design industry with an array of talented clients. She has been writing about music for REDEFINE for five years, and is proud to be part of such a creative, imaginative, and constantly evolving team.
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Grimes – Visions Album Review

At first blush, Grimes’ latest full-length, Visions, may seem like a trendy dance-pop album. Go a bit deeper, and you’ll see it’s not that easy to describe. The Grimes wave was a bit slow to wash over me at first, but once it did, it engulfed completely, making me incapable of choosing anything else to...Read...
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Twin Sister – In Heaven Album Review

Long Island-based quintet Twin Sister put out two wonderfully dreamy indie pop EPs between 2008 and 2010, and then quietly retreated to the studio, leaving us hanging until this September. Their debut full-length, In Heaven, expands upon their atmospheric sound, giving them room to explore and waver between slower songs that display the beautiful voice...Read...
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Grooms – Prom Album Review (w/ Full Album Stream)

When it comes to putting a label on their particular brand of indie rock, Brooklyn-based Grooms are mystifyingly indescribable. Not because of how experimental they are, but because of how many jumps back and forth within the general realm of “rock” their music encompasses. On Prom, there are spastic Pavement-esque asides along with some more...Read...
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Washed Out – Within And Without Album Review

Prior to its release, Washed Out’s debut album, Within And Without, had been so widely hyped and over-anticipated in the internet world that it was almost nauseating. Yes, the few songs that were released a few months prior to the actual album drop were great. And yes, Washed Out is definitely a forerunner in the...Read...
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Gypsyblood – Cold In The Guestway Album Review

September 2012 In this music video for “Endless Summer”, grit, dirt, and color intermix to play hokey pokey with minorly morbid imagery, mundane shots, and glitter. May 2011 When it comes to the genre of “garage rock,” most listeners take the “been there, done that” attitude. It’s just hard to find something new — or...Read...
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Adventure – Lesser Known Album Review

With Lesser Known, Adventure has made a dance party album for the — forgive the pun — musically unadventurous. Gone are all the hard, edgy beats and the 8-bit bumpy feel from his previous release; everything seems much sleeker and overproduced. This is not the Adventure of the Baltimore Wham City days that it was...Read...
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Roomful Of Teeth Live Show Review

To use the word “unusual” to describe the performance February 19th, at the Merkin Concert Hall in NYC, is an understatement. As part of the Ecstatic Music Festival taking place from Jan-March 2011 in NYC, Roomful Of Teeth performed songs composed by William Brittelle, Caleb Burhans, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YaRdS. To try and explain...Read...
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BRAIDS – Native Speaker Album Review

Canada has given us a lot to work with in terms of music, specifically indie rock. Scores of baby Brooklyn bands have tried to imitate the success of giants like Broken Social Scene, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Arcade Fire, with mixed success. BRAIDS is one of Canada’s most recent cultural contributions, and it is...Read...