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Abraham King release melancholic single “Spit” + play Friends and Lovers (08.18)

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The latest single “Spit” (streaming below) by Brooklyn band Abraham King has been a long time coming. The four-piece has been a work in progress ever since frontman Adam Eisler started it as a solo project back in college. Now the full-fledged band is gearing up to release a debut LP later this year, and if the ...

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NYC Artists on the rise: OxenFree releases debut EP “Another Land”

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NYC Artists on the rise: OxenFree releases debut EP
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“Garbage Collector” (streaming below) is the punchy new single from the Brooklyn psych rock five-piece OxenFree. The main element at work in this song is anticipation; the rhythm section is wired, the vocals are energetic with a huge range, and the guitars are dynamic, yet controlled. Throughout the whole song, the listeners are carefully balanced at the ...

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From the submissions: Strange Loops’ “Diner Song” – live at The Footlight on 08.23

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With their newest single, “Diner Song” (streaming below) the NYC-based 5-piece Strange Loops have honed in on an electrifying sound that is entirely their own. Mixed and mastered by their own guitarist, Tyler Postiglione, the song channels some less than usual late ’80s influences (Cowboy Junkies, 10,000 Maniacs, even early U2), but with a personal twist. The ...

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Multi-instrumentalist Teletextile at Union Pool 08.15

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Multi-instrumentalist Teletextile at Union Pool 08.15
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With Teletextile’s “The Lark” (streaming below), it’s easy for listeners to fall for the alternative pop sound without even realizing that it’s being created by a harp. That should be expected from multi-instrumentalist Pamela Martinez, though. In her most recent 2016 EP, she makes you feel all sorts of ways with an array of orchestral arrangements. ...

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Wet Mut Makes Rotten, Poppy Folk Music

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Wet Mut Makes Rotten, Poppy Folk Music
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At first, it comes as a surprise that a band as traditionally folksy as Wet Mut could come from New York. However, a closer look at their new single “Girl from the North Country” (streaming below) reveals unconventional elements like scratching, slow guitars and broken male-female harmonies. These sounds belong somewhere between the freak-folk groups of New ...

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19
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When it comes to the local NYC scene, Bryant Park’s Emerging Music Festival (EMF) is the place to be. Returning for its third year, the festival is a hotbed for community and creativity. As the city’s only exclusively local festival, EMF is a can’t miss opportunity for everyone interested in keeping up to date with the scene. And ...

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VHS Collection ends summer tour + releases high-energy single “Fire”

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VHS Collection ends summer tour + releases high-energy single
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The New York trio VHS Collection’s newest single “Fire” (streaming below) captures all the best aspects of alternative rock, pop, and electronic music, combining catchiness and rich soundscape, thanks to the production of Chris Zane (who has previously worked with Passion Pit and many others top notch indie artists). The track, comparable to high energy summer ...

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What Would Tilda Swinton Do bring “lazy-punk” to Pianos 08.13

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Alt Rock
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It’s almost as if you took the vocals of Heart’s Nancy Wilson, or Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and combined that with the musicality of Hole; this sound, ironically, not only differs from the self-described “Lazy-Punk” sound of new NYC band, What Would Tilda Swinton Do, but may also be cutting the band short: the ...

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Those Creatures bring dreamy drone rock to Bowery Electric tonight (08.08)

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Those Creatures bring dreamy drone rock to Bowery Electric tonight (08.08)
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With only two released tracks under their belt, the Brooklyn-via-Atlanta shoegaze trio Those Creatures has already played more live shows than you can count. Their double single release Joseph’s War 7” features two dreamy tracks (“Jessie Baby” and “Joseph War’s Dream”) that melt beautifully together to create an emotive listening experience complete with fuzzy guitars, droning vocals, ...

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Darling Din to play ‘Batty Fang’ release show at C’mon Everybody on 8.11

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Darling Din to play ‘Batty Fang’ release show at C’mon Everybody on 8.11
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There is a raucous type of energy that comes through the moody indie rock of Brooklyn natives Darling Din. Their songs are loud, provocative, and dynamic—in one track, Darling Din is able to convey the calm before the storm, and then the storm itself. The video for their track “Beast” (streaming below), the first single off ...

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Slanted brings lo-fi indie rock to Baby’s All Right on 8.4

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Slanted brings lo-fi indie rock to Baby's All Right on 8.4
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Recorded in basements and bedrooms, Prang Wince is the most recent release from New York-based, slacker-folk project Slanted, fronted by Casey Weissbuch, who previously worked with Diarrhea Planet, Colleen Green, and Mitski. The EP comes with a lyricism and tonal quality that matches early indie legends Modest Mouse, but with an intensely lo-fi twist, and Casey’s  ...

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Jachary releases single “Yellow Vision” + opens for Homeshake at Warsaw 7.28

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Jachary releases single
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With a debut EP on the way, New-York-via-Boston artist Jachary has released the single “Yellow Vision” (streaming below) which garnered him quite a bit of momentum. The funky alt-soul single is like a cross between semi-electronic groups Milky Chance and Glass Animals, with an even groovier synth beat and an undeniable flow. In the past, Jachary has also been ...

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The YeahTones take their blues rock South

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The YeahTones take their blues rock South
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Don’t let the matching shirts throw you off—Brooklyn’s The YeahTones are not here to be gimmicky, they’re here to serve you loud, unpretentious guitar-driven rock. Their new video for “Believe” (streaming below) provides a nice cross-section of who they are as a band; the three-piece shreds across unapologetically bluesy riffs that even your dad can’t turn his ...

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Fruit & Flowers release new single ‘Drug Tax,’ play Jersey City Cemetery 7.29

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If you are feeling in the mood for surfy sonic fun with garagey and psych overtones, we’ve got a band for ya: they are called Fruit & Flowers, they hail from Brooklyn, NY, and just released a deliciously droney single entitled . The four-piece is technically skilled, with fast-paced and fleshed-out guitar parts (as heard in ...

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Cutouts debut album ‘Baby Blue Suede,’ play Mercury on 7.28

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Cutouts debut album 'Baby Blue Suede,' play Mercury on 7.28
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One of the most surprising aspects of Brooklyn band Cutouts’ debut album Baby Blue Suede is that the title originates from a poem about a Billy Joel song. The crooning of Cutouts is a far leap away from the pop legend provocative pop-rock, but in a weird way, it makes sense for this band. Their thematic goal ...

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Beshken releases an EP of lush indie-influenced electronica

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Beshken releases an EP of lush indie-influenced electronica
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Last summer, 20 year old Ben Shirken lost his backpack in Rome — resulting in the loss of his laptop, hard drive, and lyrics he was working on. After roughly five years of inspiration, he had nothing to show for his work (there’s a big ad for cloud backup  systems!). That’s when the jazz-guitarist-turned-producer began a new project, the ...

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Kew brings emo party anthems to the Glove on 7.20, plays house show 7.21

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Kew brings emo party anthems to the Glove on 7.20, plays house show 7.21
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Brooklyn-based Kew’s latest release Typical Me is a great summer EP for the dejected and self-deprecating. Energetic bass lines and bouncy angular guitar riffs counteract downtrodden lyrical themes, resulting in lively tracks that hurt in just the right way. The tune “Blind” (streaming below) echoes early emo acts like Rites of Spring with its melancholic lyrics and ...

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Atlas Engine to preview new music at The Mercury Lounge 7.20

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Atlas Engine to preview new music at The Mercury Lounge 7.20
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It’s not surprising that Brooklyn-based Atlas Engine, the solo project of Nick LaFalce, experienced a whirlwind of success following the release of his debut EP After the End. Without question, this EP is upbeat, melody-driven indie pop, but it is also saturated with lush, dream-pop elements. The intimacy of this record is sure to be ...

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Bent Denim release ‘Diamond Jubilee’ EP + play The End 8.27

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Bent Denim release ‘Diamond Jubilee’ EP + play The End 8.27
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With the release of their EP Diamond Jubilee, Bent Denim has carved out a dreamy space for themselves in the world of indie pop. The new release has the same narrative drive as their 2015 LP, Romances You, but with more detached vocals and a hazier soundscape. There is a sobering honesty that comes across ...

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Wild Pink brings punk-influenced indie rock to Goldsounds, 7.26

Wild Pink brings punk-influenced indie rock to Goldsounds, 7.26

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Wild Pink is one of those rare bands that’s able to channel the emotional without being melodramatic, the nostalgic without the overly sentimental. The New York-based three-piece informs their brand of indie rock with punk and garage influences, while their narrative-inspired lyricism channels a singer-songwriter vibe. Their New York roots become clear in songs like “Great Apes” (streaming below) where they make specific references to their surroundings (“Riding out some psychotropics / In the shadow of the World Trade / Trying hard to understand the culture in my face.”) The dynamics of the song are reminiscent of early 2000s indie rock, but their simple, raw lyrics modernize the track. Their next live show will be at Goldsounds in Brooklyn on the 26th, and after that, The Knit on 08.23 and then a September East Coast tour. – Lilly Milman

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Future Generations release single “One More Problem” + head out on tour

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Future Generations release single “One More Problem” + head out on tour
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Inspired by their first time at SXSW, Brooklyn-based quintet Future Generations wrote the melodic, guitar-driven single “One More Problem” (streaming below). The use of a catchy hook and a dynamic, fast-paced chorus with a semi-electronic production could be compared to indie pop stars like Walk the Moon. This single is notable for the band because it is ...

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Yours Are the Only Ears brings bittersweet nostalgia to Alphaville on 8.02

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Yours Are the Only Ears brings bittersweet nostalgia to Alphaville on 8.02
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Some of the first songs Susannah Cutler ever wrote ended up on her newest EP friendship porn, a nostalgic collection released under the pseudonym Yours Are the Only Ears. Her soft voice, coupled with her minimalistic and concise lyricism, is reminiscent of Gregory and the Hawk—the songwriting on this EP is intimate, mysterious, ...

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Restless post-punks Big Bliss release single “Fortune” + play C’mon Everybody on 7.14

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Restless post-punks Big Bliss release single “Fortune” + play C'mon Everybody on 7.14
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Regardless of what’s going on in the world, punk music is like a cockroach the mainstream just can’t kill. It’s constantly growing and shapeshifting into new amalgamations that its originators couldn’t even imagine. That’s where the fast-paced, frantic post-punk of Brooklyn’s Big Bliss comes in. Taking cues from legends like The Cure, Blig Bliss’s arrangements are restless ...

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Oliver Ignatius, of MCFK, drops first solo single “Light & Dark”

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Oliver Ignatius, of MCFK, drops first solo single
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Hysterics, GhostPal, the MCFK Emergency Management Squad; Brooklyn-bred Oliver Ignatius has made music under all of these names, but never on his own. That is, until his new single “Light and Dark” (streaming below) dropped on the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Soundcloud. The single is a big step away from his previous work (like the moody indie ...

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O Mer brings soulful electronica to Alphaville 7.13

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O Mer brings soulful electronica to Alphaville 7.13
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Brooklyn-based O Mer participates in the effort undertaken by a select number of soul artists (many of them based in NYC) to dismantle once and for all the notions that: A. electronic music is overly clinical and "cold," and B. soul music is not adventurous enough. In his single “Now I’m Alive” (streaming below,) his falsetto, overlaying a ...

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