Author Archives: Lilly

Heaven unveils video for “Never the Moment”

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Heaven unveils video for
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Psych Rock
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NYC

If psych rock and shoegaze had a baby, then that baby would probably love the fuzzy indie rock of New York-based Heaven. The quartet subverts the conventions of psychedelia with their focus on lyricism and tight percussion lines, all while maintaining plenty of fuzz. Their songs channel an emotional quality not often seen in psychedelia. The slow, ...

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU’s Monty Hall

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Overlake tours the US, returns to NJ on 12.09 at WFMU's Monty Hall
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Jersey City’s three-piece Overlake has been contributing innovative, intimate shoegaze to the local scene since forming in 2012, and their newest LP Fall shows they are getting better and better at it. The record is saturated with guitar-driven anthems of nostalgia, thematically focused on the transience of life. Each song encapsulates a moment in time, following no chronological ...

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The Shacks take their dream-pop to scattered venues across the US in the fall

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The Shacks take their dream-pop to scattered venues across the US in the fall
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

It’s difficult to believe that The Shacks’ “Strange Boy” was the first song that Shannon Wise ever recorded, but that’s how the story goes. The New York based duo (made up of Wise and Max Shrager) formed almost by accident, which only amplifies their chemistry. When Shrager’s whimsical arrangements are combined with Wise’s saccharine ...

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Iris Lune brings alt-electronic to The Knit on 10.10

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Iris Lune brings alt-electronic to The Knit on 10.10
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

Brooklyn quartet Iris Lune seemingly transcends their indie-electronic sound in their new single, "Sewing Skylines to Shores" (streaming below), an engaging track built around a modern and rather dramatic pop production, featuring textural synths and intense soulful vocals. The song marks an electronic departure from their debut self-titled EP which sustained a calm and indie-pop vibe ...

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Humiliation, by The Dreebs, an experimental project you don’t wanna miss

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Humiliation, by The Dreebs, an experimental project you don't wanna miss
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Avant-Indie
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NYC

We have an interesting project to share with you guys, one that slipped through our coverage cracks several years ago. Humiliation is an EP from The Dreebs, a band that has recently performed with Guerilla Toss, and was even mentioned by their lead singer. The fellow experimental rockers create a dreary, unstable soundscape throughout through ambient, looming ...

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Darkwing – Lameonia – a 2015 EP worth looking back on

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Darkwing - Lameonia - a 2015 EP worth looking back on
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Garage Rock
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NYC

We recently stumbled upon music by New Jersey’s Darkwing, a post-grunge band from Leonia. Their 2015 EP, revealingly titled ‘Lameonia,’ is a fun, fast-paced record filled with fast paced rock’n’roll anthems. The distorted sound of the guitars, vocals, and drums (like on the opening track “201 Carousel,” streaming below) would make it a ...

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Spirit Plate unveils video for “All Day Long from ‘Youth Moose’ LP

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Psych Rock

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NYC

Inspired by his 12 years in NYC, Spirit Plate frontman Brian Russ found inspiration for the the passion project Youth Moose—the psych rock band’s sophomore album. Recorded in Russ’ home studio, the LP features tracks presented as a reflection of the New York experience, based on everything from street art to architecture. This record is about finding clarity in the chaos (a feeling any New Yorker can relate to) all while experimenting with new sounds and content. In the single “Daily News Headline” (streaming below) the group tackles themes of political and civil unrest, overlaying a triumphant mashup of gritty guitar arrangements and a lively horn section. The band recently also unveiled the video for second single ‘All Day Long.’ – Lilly Milman

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Kim Boekbinder unveils video for “H.B.I.C.” + releases LP at Mercury tomorrow (09.09)

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Kim Boekbinder unveils video for “H.B.I.C.” + releases LP at Mercury tomorrow (09.09)
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

The video of the always edgy Kim Boekbinder’s for the track “H.B.I.C.” is an explosion of style, color, and choreography all layered over hypnotic synth beats. The non conforming, fashion-forward cast of characters in the video steal the show, while Boekbinder’s detached voice sings out the line “I’m the head bitch in charge, yeah, I’m the head.” ...

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Mïrändä brings edgy electronic art pop in ‘Empire’ EP

Mïrändä brings edgy electronic art pop in 'Empire' EP

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Mïrändä

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Electro-Pop/Synthpop

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NYC

Born and raised in New York City, Miranda Scott—better known as Mïrändä—is a solo electronic artist that’s been catching some attention this summer, playing established small NYC venues like The Knit, Pianos and Bowery Electric. Her carefully crafted electronica is uplifting and unpretentious, with inventive drops and catchy choruses to match. Her lilting soprano in tracks like “Cruel 2 B Kind” (streaming below) is reminiscent of a Heart of Glass-era Debbie Harry, while the production is more electronic and even experimental at times. Her Empire EP shows her range as a producer as well as a singer, while her activity on the live show circuit proves she is not just a "bedroom artist." – Lilly Milman

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Miranda

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NYC’s Black Coast to play at Welcome Campers festival (September 8-10)

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NYC's Black Coast to play at Welcome Campers festival (September 8-10)
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

This upcoming weekend (September 8-10), the Brooklyn-based music blog The Wild Honey Pie will be hosting its fifth annual Welcome Campers festival at Camp Lennox, MA. More than a festival, this is some sort of super-affordable group vacation for hipster into indie pop – a pretty rad idea if you ask us. The organizers always book a lot ...

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Toulouse guides soul-electronic to Communion NYC 09.05

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Toulouse guides soul-electronic to Communion NYC 09.05
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

Electronic NYC artist Toulouse can produce anything from dancey electronic tracks to mellow soulful songs like "Reach Out" (streaming), featuring his borderline stoic vocals. With a few singles to his name, the project has garnered considerable attention, landing a spot on the soundtrack of Fifty Shades Darker with "No Running From Me", a soul-themed track that ...

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LAPêCHE celebrate record release at Footlight on 9.08

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LAPêCHE celebrate record release at Footlight on 9.08
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Watching LAPêCHE’s video for “Breaking Parts” (streaming below) is like traveling back in time to when there were still music videos on MTV and the lines between alt rock and mainstream were much more blurred. The single is a catchy chorus-driven ’90s flashback complete with intricate guitar lines, tight drums, and the slightly melancholic vocals of front-woman ...

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Francesca Milazzo brings roots-influenced soul to Communion NYC (9.05)

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Francesca Milazzo brings roots-influenced soul to Communion NYC (9.05)
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

When singer-songwriter Francesca Milazzo started her music career, she was leaving everything behind; she dropped out of college and abandoned a potential ROTC scholarship to begin writing and recording. Her sultry brand of blue-eyed soul draws inspiration from classic R&B and blues music, and finds its home comfortably in New York City, despite Southern musical ...

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Obliques bring genre-bending alt pop to Baby’s All Right (09.05)

Obliques bring genre-bending alt pop to Baby's All Right (09.05)

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Electro-Pop/Synthpop

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NYC

For a band with only five released tracks, New York’s Obliques have certainly discovered a definitive sound. The genre-bending, groovy, alternative-pop takes cues from popular 80’s synth-pop, without getting overly saturated in nostalgia. Their newest track, “Are You Still Mine?” (streaming below), is a crescendo of supple harmonies, funky synth beats, and catchy, repetitive lyrics. The single is influenced by all of the best parts of the 80s, but there is one major difference between the two—Obliques exercise a restraint in their songwriting that strips it down from all the grandiose cheesiness that far too many 80s bands fell victim to. You can find Obliques playing their next live show at Baby’s All Right on September 5th at 8 pm. –Lilly Milman 

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Obliques

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A Deli Premiere: Sean McVerry’s “Natalie” Video

A Deli Premiere: Sean McVerry's

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Indie Pop

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NYC

It’s hard to take your eyes off Sean McVerry’s new video for the track “Natalie” (streaming below)—but he can’t take his eyes off you, either. The singer maintains steady, deliberate eye contact with the viewer throughout the entire video. He doesn’t break the fourth wall; it just doesn’t exist. Between constant camera movement, sweeping color overlays, glitch effects, and sets, this video ushers the viewer into a space of alternate reality, all to the tune of McVerry’s unique, soulful voice, and a top notch semi-electronic production vaguely reminiscent of the glorious days of Peter Gabriel’s ‘So.’ Watch the premiere of the video below, and don’t miss his Sofar Sounds performance on September 20th. – Lilly Milman 

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Sean

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Lily Konigsberg and Andréa Schiavelli join songwriting forces on new release

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Lily Konigsberg and Andréa Schiavelli join songwriting forces on new release
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Indie Pop
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NYC

Lily Konigsberg (Palberta) and Andréa Schiavelli (Eyes of Love) have combined their respective songwriting skills on an upcoming release, Good Time Now, which is neither a conventional collaboration nor a split. Instead, Konigsberg and Schiavelli independently recorded their own songs while across the country from each other. The result is a compelling showcase of two ...

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Dead Stars release of ‘Perfect Patterns’ LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale

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Dead Stars release of 'Perfect Patterns' LP on 09.01 at Sunnyvale
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Delaware

Warning: the new single “Happy or Sad” (streaming below) by the Brooklyn trio Dead Stars might become your new slacking song of the late summer of 2017 – yes because late summers are the perfect time for slacking. Taking inspiration from classic ’90s outfits like Dinosaur Jr. and even Nirvana, the band integrates that distorted, loud-quiet-loud sound ...

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Saturday 08.26 – The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra

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Saturday 08.26 - The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra
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Khemestry
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Funk
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NYC

On August 26th, the artist-run venue National Sawdust in Brooklyn will be hosting the 18th installment of the monthly Revolution series—an event dedicated to fostering community by showcasing local performers from Brooklyn and Harlem. The three artists chosen to represent their respective genres this month are Valerie Orth, The Odd Hawk Orchestra, and Khemestry and The ...

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Akinyemi releases first single “dust calling” off upcoming “summers” EP

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Akinyemi releases first single
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Hip Hop
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NYC

Upcoming artists face a myriad of challenges in the scramble for purchase in the music landscape. As if making honest art that resonates with diverse audiences wasn’t arduous enough, then there’s marketing, networking, selling oneself without selling oneself out, balancing one’s family’s expectations as they stack up upon your shoulders, and the feeling of dust building up on ...

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A Deli Premiere: The Sofas’ first single, “Hum”

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A Deli Premiere: The Sofas' first single,
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Whirring guitars find pedal heaven among the many changing shrieks and fuzzes that make up NYC psych slackers The Sofas. With a homey name and a flannel-clad, unshaven appearance, you might expect them to be a little softer—but you’d be wrong. The Sofas are loud. They slip in a solo that could be two decades old, ...

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Hayes Peebles debuts his unique alt folk in ‘Ghosts EP’ + plays Mercury Lounge 8.28

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Hayes Peebles debuts his unique alt folk in 'Ghosts EP' + plays Mercury Lounge 8.28
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Listening to Hayes Peebles’ debut EP Ghosts elicits the warm feelings that come from a country croon, while a closer look at the lyrics reveals the wisdom of a masterful songwriter. His honest ballads are embellished by his tasteful arrangements (in which he plays guitar and keys), which are too dynamic to fall neatly into the ...

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Inner Wave releases groovy single “Eclipse” + play the Observatory 8.25

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Inner Wave releases groovy single
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Psych Rock
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NYC

There is a vintage sound that comes across in LA indie quintet Inner Wave’s latest single “Eclipse” (streaming below). Maybe it’s the way Pablo Sotelo’s voice shifts into falsetto during the repeated line “Try, it’s right there for your eyes,” or the way the synth beats start to drive the song into groovy, psychedelic territory. Either ...

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

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Abraham King release melancholic single
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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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OxenFree
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Indie Rock
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NYC

“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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From the submissions: Strange Loops'
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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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