#OTCTV Takes CMJ Music Marathon

It's the most wonderful time of the year, if you love music in NYC! CMJ's Music Marathon took over some of the coolest venues and showcased some of the most talented artists in the underground music scene . Our Music Editor, Sade Spence and Co-EIC, Rula Al-Nasrawi, per usual, ventured through NYC to chat with a few of these rising stars.


In-Flight Safety's New Album 'Conversationalist' Pays Homage To Their Pop Roots

By Sade A. Spence

"Our previous albums were darker... and as a live band you ... wanna have more fun and play things a bit lighter," says drummer Glen Nicholson on the evolution of In-Flight Safety's sound.

The Canadian rock band say their latest album Conversationalist is a balance between the light and dark in the band. "So we sort of embraced our pop roots..." Nicholson continues.

In-Flight Safety performs at Pianos NYC during CMJ Music Showcase.

In-Flight Safety performs at Pianos NYC during CMJ Music Showcase.

In the small backroom of Pianos in the Lower East Side, In-Flight Safety plays a show with songs that sound as indie pop as Coldplay, but as magical as Imagine Dragons. Lead singer, John Mullane, says Coldplay and Imagine Dragons are def some of their musical influences, in addition to Lord Huron, Interpol, and even some Swedish punk!

Watch Sade's full interview with the Canadian rock band below. They discuss the evolution of their music, the meaning of the title Conversationalist, and most importantly Canadian bacon.