Tag Archives: Alt Pop

gobbinjr’s psychosocial drama takes stage at Mercury on 12.05

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gobbinjr's psychosocial drama takes stage at Mercury on 12.05
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Indie Pop
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gobbinjr is the brainchild of Wisconsin native Emma Witmer, whose rawness and minimalism in 2016 EP vom night might bring to mind a more synthpop version of Frankie Cosmos. Atop self-produced tracks filled with ethereal synths floating over slow-pulsing drum machines, and bursting with a wide variety of influences, lay Witmer’s intensely antisocial lyrics (the irony being that ...

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Synthpop quartet Scam Avenue drops “Sailor” EP + video for “Fault Lines

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Synthpop quartet Scam Avenue drops

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Electro-Pop/Synthpop

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Cold wave and dream pop are rather antithetical genres, but Brooklyn band Scam Avenue manages to merge them in their new Sailor EP. The images of a feeling-less future conjured by their glacial, mostly electronic arrangements is given hope by singer Devery Doleman’s airy vocals and sensual melodies. The intersection between the brainy and the sensuous is also the focus of their new video for single "Fault Lines," shot on a low budget using an iPhone 7 with the help of Tyler Hubby (who directed the documentary "Completely in the Present" about NYC avant multi-media artist Tony Conrad ).

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Abbi Press dances with herself and lemons in new video “Butterfly Effect”

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Abbi Press dances with herself and lemons in new video
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Abbi Press has released a stunning video for her song "Butterfly Effect," a danceable indie-electronic tune chock-full of whimsical synth textures and accentuated by lightly, sparse percussive elements. The video, gorgeously colored and filmed almost entirely in slow-motion is dreamlike and mysterious. The integral recurring motif of the lemon is both striking and haunting- though I can’t decide ...

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Future Generations premiere “One More Problem” video, play Rough Trade 12.03

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Future Generations premiere “One More Problem” video, play Rough Trade 12.03
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Electro Rock
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It’s hard to act like you’re not enjoying yourself when you’re listening to Future Generations. The New York quintet’s dancey alt-pop bounces constantly with hooks and radio-leaning production. However, in the new video for “One More Problem” (directed by Joe Adcroft), frontman Eddie Gore somehow seems to not be enjoying himself. It might have something to ...

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Michael Rocketship brings his quirky side to to Alphaville on 11.18

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Michael Rocketship brings his quirky side to to Alphaville on 11.18
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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Browsing through Michael Coleman/Michael Rocketship‘s rich discography is a little like getting to know a musical Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde. Under his real name, Coleman releases refined and clean sounding contemporary jazz records where he plays piano and synths. But when he uses the moniker Michael Rocketship, he unleashes his darker and quirkier side through an ...

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22

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The Veldt supports Modern English on tour, plays Rough Trade on 11/22
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC dream-rockers The Veldt’s latest EP Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose delivers seven new tracks that undoubtedly connect with their long-time followers, while potentially appealing to a new generation only recently discovering this sound. Opener “The Color of Love is Blue,” with its ethereal vocals and descending chord progression performed through tightly-coiled, clipped-chime guitar ...

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YAASSS bring Psychedelic “Falafel” Rock to Baby’s All Right, 11.21

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YAASSS bring Psychedelic
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Psych Rock
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YAASSS is a musical affirmation of one’s kinkier side, of unapologetic gratification through sex, drugs, and shisha-tinged psych rock. However, beyond neon pink fishnets and moshing through a sea of cigarettes, you’ll find a unique blend of hallucinogenic glam pop and Middle-Eastern guitar riffs (a glorious side-effect of their self-proclaimed “falafel rock” aesthetic). YAASSS is the queer carnivalesque ...

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Ryan Egan plays Rough Trade on 12.03

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Ryan Egan plays Rough Trade on 12.03
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Indie Pop
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Catch Ryan Egan at Rough Trade on December 3 with Maybird. The NYC-based indie pop artist dropped his latest single, “Tongue of Yours,” back at the end of September. Egan’s musical strengths – silky, emotive vocals at the forefront of no-frills production that gets out of the way of his voice — shine throughout the slice ...

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Maura Lynch of Darlings drops solo release on 12.08

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Maura Lynch of Darlings drops solo release on 12.08
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Blush is the new solo project of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Maura Lynch (previously keys and backing vocals in Darlings). With its distant, reverberated vocals, first single Daisy Chain (streaming below) seems to confirm Maura’s preference for (beautiful) melodies that work around your ears, rather than in front of them. The tracks’ sleepy attitude and plodding pace place it ...

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Great lineup of local bands at Baby’s All Right on 12.06: Iris Lune, Lip Talk, MMEADOWS

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Great lineup of local bands at Baby's All Right on 12.06: Iris Lune, Lip Talk, MMEADOWS
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Mellow Pop
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Three NYC based bands with a surprisingly similar sound (rather mellow but edgy, electronic and melodic, featuring female lead vocals) will share the stage of Baby’s All Right in occasion of the headliner’s Iris Lune release party. The other two are Lip Talk and MMEADOWS. We created a compilation of their songs for you, it’s really good, ...

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17

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Mark Crozer & The Rels support Jesus & Mary Chain tour, play NYC on 11/17
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Revival Rock (Other)
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Earlier this year, Mark Crozer and The Rels released their Planting Seeds Records LP “Sunny Side Down” on vinyl. Although a Brooklyn resident, Mark recorded the tracks with his band at Mitch Easter’s North Carolina studios with an emphasis on live energy interplay. The intro to “Here Comes the Storm” (streaming below) adopts ...

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Reliant Tom drops new music video for “Poor You”

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Reliant Tom drops new music video for
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Avant-Indie
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Avant-pop duo, Reliant Tom, is nothing if not absolutely striking. The two-piece combines clever instrumentals and cutting edge musical tech with sultry vocals and sharp-tongued lyricism. Last week, the group dropped their latest music video, for "Poor You" a trippy and disorienting display that provides the perfect visual accompaniment to the song’s haunting tone and minimalistic sensibilities. ...

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Bodies Be Rivers’ release first single “None the Wiser” from debut LP

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Bodies Be Rivers' release first single
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Folk Pop
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Bodies Be Rivers’ newest single "None the Wiser" (streaming) from their forthcoming debut LP Things I’ll Tell You When You’re Older, is simply delightful. The listening pleasure begins with the ear-catching, nuanced arrangement which builds into a confident full band breakout. "Your weather never changes / your curtains always stay" sings singer and songwriter Lauren ...

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video “Welcome to Hitler”

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A Deli Premiere: Milan to Minsk drop new video
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Brooklyn-based art pop quartet, Milan to Minsk, is gearing up to release their latest EP, Welcome to Hitler (out 12/1, EP release on 12.06 at Trans-Pecos), but for fans interested in getting a glimpse of what’s to come, the Deli is excited to premiere the band’s new video for the album’s title track. As the ...

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03

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Lillet Blanc brings Dream-Pop to Trans Pecos, 11.03
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Lillet Blanc’s music takes a hint from their namesake: both are intoxicatingly sweet, yet refreshing. The band’s execution of the dream-pop aesthetic showcases honeyed melodies, boasting Emily Rawlings’ vocals whirling through a backdrop of groovy pop stylings, and cutting through the sonic daydream with beautifully pure high notes. Thankfully, the band’s “moody songs with a lil’ sass” ...

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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16

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New Myths bring blend of new wave and alt rock to Brooklyn Bazaar 11.16
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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The thing that makes New Myths so hard to pin down is, paradoxically, how familiar their music feels. The synths and dance beats are recognizably new wave, but the guitar tones pay tribute to angsty alt-rock. To top it off there’s a mood of goth darkness veiling the vocal harmonies and instruments below it. Blended together, New Myths’ ...

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Record of the Month: Blood Cultures, “Happy Birthday”

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Record of the Month: Blood Cultures, “Happy Birthday”
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Blood Cultures’ buoyantly catchy single “Indian Summer” dropped all the way back in 2013. “Indian Summer” was an electro-indie gem that gave a glimpse into Blood Cultures’ distinctive talent for poignancy and melody. It’s a style the producer/multi-instrumentalist has come to master on his debut LP, Happy Birthday.

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Fever High announces debut LP “FHNY” with Halloween inspired video for “Casting My Spell”

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Fever High announces debut LP
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Revival Rock (Other)
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Comprised by Reni Lane and Anna Nordeen (two NYC artists whose solo careers were covered in this blog) Fever High just announced the November 10th release of their debut album "FHNY." The duo plays a brand of retro-pop that seems to look for inspiration in all the sunny and melodic musical eras of the past. if ...

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hunter & wolfe release “Dear Annie,” new single off upcoming EP

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hunter & wolfe release
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Indie Rock
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hunter & wolfe has made their mark in the indie rock sphere with their uncanny ability to be at once tender and unquestionably vulnerable while maintaining a blithe sense of self-awareness that prevents their songs from crashing into overly emotional territory. Their soon to be released EP, the cleverly titled Late Then Never, seems to ...

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Zuli releases debut LP “On Human Freakout Mountain” in pre-Halloween celebration

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Zuli releases debut LP
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Indie Pop
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Far be it from Brooklyn breakout band Zuli to do anything with subtlety; they’ve released their debut album On Human Freakout Mountain at a pre-Halloween fiesta at Murmrr Ballroom, complete with some bloody Facebook pics to promote the event. The new LP contains ten tracks from Ryan Camenzuli — the brain behind Zuli — which carry the groove-laden ...

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Sam Kogon returns to Brooklyn 11.12 at Baby’s All Right

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Sam Kogon returns to Brooklyn 11.12 at Baby’s All Right
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Psych Rock
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It’s been just over a year since Sam Kogon released his second album, the retro psych-pop affair Pyschic Tears. After finishing up a summer tour, the vintage gear-aficionado has turned a little quiet—tribute to the Kinks here, another for Tom Petty there, a spare demo to a benefit release a few months back. Maybe the ‘70s ...

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The Sofas talk about pedals on Delicious Audio

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The Sofas talk about pedals on Delicious Audio
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Psych Rock
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This past summer of 2017, Brooklyn’s The Sofas released their first single "Hum," which immediately resonated with oddball indie rock lovers and fans of those fuzzadelic records from the ’90s bands like Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev were putting out early in their career. Streaming below, the single’s B side, "Rodeo Jones Is Dead." The band is about to release their debut ...

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Arc Waves celebrates album release at Pianos on 11.16

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Arc Waves celebrates album release at Pianos on 11.16
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While half of Brooklyn was banging away in besotted bedroom crawlspaces cobbling some amalgam of an avant-noise post-rock electro-gaze masterpiece, Arc Waves broke the code. In The Sound The Circle, to be released November 17th, bandmates Elaine Lachica, Brandon Jaffe, Mike Hodges and Joe Beach pulled out all the wires in their machine in order ...

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Avant-Soul collective Space Captain celebrates LP release at Union Pool on 10.27

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Avant-Soul collective Space Captain celebrates LP release at Union Pool on 10.27
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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The beginning of the second millennium will probably be remembered by music critics for the realization that soul lent itself to be pushed in new, more or less experimental directions. In the early aughts, a genre that was frowned upon by the tense and brainy children of the post-punk generation was given a new "indie ...

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Sooner bring their soft shoegaze to Sunnyvale to Alphaville on 10.28

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Sooner bring their soft shoegaze to Sunnyvale to Alphaville on 10.28
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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We don’t know for sure if the name of Brooklyn band Sooner was inspired by My Bloody Valentine’s seminal track ‘Soon,’ but we think it’s extremely likely that the British band from the ’90s had its fair share of influence on their sound. The New Yorkers offer a more muted approach to the shoegazer formula, mostly ...

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