5 Paste Studio Sessions to Watch from February 2017

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5 Paste Studio Sessions to Watch from February 2017

February may be the shortest month, but the Paste Studio in New York was slamming busy. We hosted more than 40 sessions in just 28 days, the likes of which range from electro-pop to Southern rock to jazz interpretations of jam bands, with artists hailing from Jamaica to Tunisia and everywhere in between. After taking a look back at so much great live music and polling our New York-based staff, here are five of our favorite Paste Studio sessions from February 2017.

February may be the shortest month, but the Paste Studio in New York was slamming busy. We hosted more than 40 sessions in just 28 days, the likes of which range from electro-pop to Southern rock to jazz interpretations of jam bands, with artists hailing from Jamaica to Tunisia and everywhere in between. After taking a look back at so much great live music and polling our New York-based staff, here are six of our favorite Paste Studio sessions from February 2017.

1. STEVENSTVEN
Blue’s Clues Steve and The Flaming Lips Steven performing kids’ music together is every bit as wonderful as you’d hope it’d be. Burns and Drozd craft engaging pop-rock full of knowledge nuggets for your noggin and rockin’ riffs for your ears.

2. Old 97’s
Old 97’s Rhett Miller stopped by the studio to play a few songs the band’s 11th studio album, Graveyard Whistling. While the solo/acoustic format worked especially well for these new songs, Miller’s rich storytelling between performances captivated our studio audience during this nearly-30-minute-long session.

3. Chain Gang of 1974
Although known as an indie/electronica band, Chain Gang of 1974 performed two totally acoustic tracks in the Paste Studio. They also shared some behind-the-scenes facts on the making of songs like “Ordinary Fools,” the opening track to the band’s 2014 album Daydream Forever.

4. Less Than Jake
Bands and interviewers can get quite serious during these sessions; we all want to share our best work, after all! Less Than Jake brought some silliness back into our back room, however, performing a set of a stripped down ska-punk songs from 2006’s In with the Out Crowd, 2013’s See the Light and this year’s EP, Sound the Alarm.

5. Lady Lamb
Aly Spaltro, better known by her stage name Lady Lamb, came into the Paste Studio empty handed. She borrowed one of our in-house Epiphone acoustic guitars, traded varsity jackets with us, and sang sweet, sweet songs from her latest EP, Tender Warriors Club, proving that three chords is really all you need to break hearts and melt faces.

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