Modern Hut

Going Steady: New Singles 12-11-20 – 12-17-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2020

sing speak disillusionment

Izzy True Joining Modern Hut And Amy Klein At Silent Barn Saturday Night!

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2015

I like torch songs. I guess I like most music in which pathetic desperation is a dominant theme. That’s my wheelhouse, emotionally.

10 Songs: Friday, December 19th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2014

Joe Steinhardt’s best song is a strange, very melodic song, sung spoke with a loner, alienated, white blues feel to it, and lyrics that seem to be in the process of discovering themselves, though the truth is they are well studied articulation of emotional inertia – A+

10 Songs: Friday, February 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 20, 2014

Don’t – Ed Sheeran – I’ll believe most things given the opportunity, but Ed as a tousle headed ladies man, sleeping with a popular pop singer and writing songs about it? That’s pushing me to the outer limits of credibility. Maybe if he had sex appeal? – B-

Modern Hut's "Moving On" On The Chris Gethart Show (Watch the Video Here)

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2014

The pace is slow, and weary, but the beat is much larger than we are used to, and while Joe has a sort of blank weird charm to him, the band look as though they’ve just arrived from 1978 –a mix of the Knack and Roxy Music. By the end of the song, Marissa is performing a sizzling solo to send it all back home.

That Was The Week Of April 21st 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | April 27, 2014

I really love the new Peter Stampfel album and I am kicking myself for the opportunity to catch the great man at Mercury Lounge last week. Better Than Expected might not have lived up to its name but that’s mostly because expectations are so high.

Must See: Peter Stampfel At Mercury Lounge April 24th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 12, 2014

Peter is signed to New Brunswick’s finest (who seem to expanded with every passing day) Better Than Expected the debut album from the Peter Stamfel And The Brooklyn And Lower East Side Banjo Squadron, will be released by Don Giovanni records on April 22nd and the record release party will be two days later

rock nyc's Album Of the Year 2013: "Generic Treasure" by Modern Hut

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2014

To call it less than nihilism is to misunderstanding what it means to believe in nothingness, in an end where even time has no meaning, where everything has ceased to exist. We like to call this an existential bummer.

Hear Ye: What rock nyc is listening to 12-31-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2013

Spirit Of The Mountain – Bob Dylan – No chorus but who needs one with a bridge this smart, it flows like a river and it shimmers on your consciousness as an adult, maybe even senior, love song, “You think I’m past my prime?” Dylan asks, “let me see what you got….” Sublime way to end the year- A

Best Albums Through November 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2013

Darkside – Tom Stoppard And Pink Floyd – A radio play that works as a record album that works as a radio with Stoppards rat-a-tat dialogue and concise storytelling. No, it isn’t “The Invention Of Love” but then neither is “The Coast Of Utopia”.

Best Songs Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

Reflektor – Arcade Fire – It sounds like Holy Ghost plus LCD Soundsystem hit with gamma rays and turned into the incredible Hulk till it is a monster of pop awesomeness

Best Albums Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2013

The Long Lost – David Bronson – The prequel to Story is, at its best, just about the most deliriously deep and beautiful music you will here this year but so lost in its sorrow it can be difficult to penetrate

rock nyc's Best Album Of 2013: Generic Treasure By Modern Hut

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2013

some of the most intricately arranged, gorgeous melodies you’ll ever hear and wrapped in acoustic strum and Eeyore monotone as Steinhardt sifts through self-loathing and misanthropy in a world view so bleak the only thing that keeps it collapsing is the act of songwriting itself.