Tag Archives: alt-rock

Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single “Semiprecious Life”

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Tenderfoot to release new LP on 02.02; listen to single
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Brooklyn via Seattle Tenderfoot‘s newest single "Semiprecious Life" (streaming) has a low hum which lends a calming touch to a song about an existential crisis. The track, which is included in the upcoming LP Break Apart (out February 2nd), features frontman Adam Kendall Woods’s breathy voice waxing about his old and changing home of Seattle, as construction noises ...

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Bethlehem Steel returns to Silent Barn with fuzzy alt-rock 1.17

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Bethlehem Steel returns to Silent Barn with fuzzy alt-rock 1.17
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Bethlehem Steel is loud. The band’s music commands the room with intensity and force. The group’s most recent album Party Naked Forever, released in November of 2017, brought that music to a new focus with tumbling fuzz rockers and stop-start rhythmic treats. It’s an album that successfully emphasizes the band’s tumultuous live power and serves as ...

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14

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Hypoluxo bring their dreamy indie at Elsewhere 1.14
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Psych Rock
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NYC

Usually shoegaze is an all or nothing mentality, but Hypoluxo merely dip their feet in for a dreamy wash. The Brooklyn band’s sound hits pretty straightforward, a little mellow with a baritone croon somewhere between Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and The National’s Matt Berninger, but the tasteful add-ins of sparkling guitar arpeggios and noisy swells give an extra ...

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Pom Pom Squad strips songs to emotional core for solo set at Mercury Lounge 1.14

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Pom Pom Squad strips songs to emotional core for solo set at Mercury Lounge 1.14
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Pom Pom Squad’s music is dynamic and driving, but at the heart of the band is Mia Berrin’s sincere and emotionally vulnerable songwriting. Littered with stirring lyrics like “you said you wanted to take me away / so I packed a bag but you never came,” Berrin captures heartache with honesty and accuracy. The power ...

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Punk rock group QWAM releases debut LP “Feed Me” at The Knit on 01.24

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Punk rock group QWAM releases debut LP
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Walking the line between punk and alt rock, Brooklyn’s QWAM delivers generous doses of anthemic energy in their debut EP "Feed Me" (a title that surely resonates with most emerging musician in the city). The record was born and raised in Brooklyn, and recorded at legendary Studio G in Greenpint by Jack Counce. You can catch the band’s driving guitars, ...

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP “Chain Up the Sun”

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Noise-gazers Neaux release sophomore LP
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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

Neaux (pronounced "no") is duo Sierra Kay and Nick Fit. They describe their music as "the intersection of shoegaze and grunge" – which is actually pretty accurate. Sierra’s wailing and delayed vocals and Nick’s distorted chord progressions have a certain dark and tense quality to them, while the band’s visual style matches their sonic appreciation for the ’90s, ...

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Post-punk supergroup Savak plays Alphaville 1.18

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Post-punk supergroup Savak plays Alphaville 1.18
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Post Punk
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NYC

With the members’ resumes featuring names like Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Holy Fuck, Obits, and The Cops, Savak is an A-team of indie rock odd-balls, but the band’s music speaks for itself. Some moments come sharp with jagged edges and angular turns while others chime with rock ‘n’ roll jangle worthy of R.E.M. Savak’s 2017 album Cut-Ups ...

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Husbandry talks about gear and pedals on Delicious Audio

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Husbandry talks about gear and pedals on Delicious Audio
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Metal-Heavy
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NYC

Brooklyn’s post-hardcore/metal quartet Husbandry sounded pretty darn heavy on 2016’s debut full length "Fera," but the 2017 EP "Bad Weeds Never Die" takes things to an entirely new level, with metal influences seemingly taking over emo and post-punk ones. Their distorted guitars, in this new record, are a lot more explosive and dynamic, so ...

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Emo mainstays Prawn headline Baby’s All Right 12.22

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Emo mainstays Prawn headline Baby’s All Right 12.22
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Prawn has never had the sudden rise to widespread success that has graced other bands in the supposed emo revival. They’ve played a long game, touring basements, releasing splits, and slowly building the critical respect they deserve. Which is perhaps a little strange, given their music’s knack for swelling and exploding with post-rock rapture, sometimes gradually but often ...

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Shea Stadium hosts holiday show with Yucky Duster, Bueno, Fits, and Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands 12.21

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Shea Stadium hosts holiday show with Yucky Duster, Bueno, Fits, and Emmerson & Her Clammy Hands 12.21
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Indie Rock
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NYC

When the longstanding Brooklyn DIY landmark Shea Stadium was forced to close its doors this past spring things looked grim. But, at the end of what’s been a long and difficult year for so many more reasons, Shea has thankfully managed to keep going in the interim by hosting events at other venues while it hunts for ...

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From the digital submissions: Garage Rockers, The Vice Rags, drop self-titled EP

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From the digital submissions: Garage Rockers, The Vice Rags, drop self-titled EP
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Garage Rock
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NYC

Self-described as a "breath of fresh, New Jersey Turnpike air" NJ band, The Vice Rags, lay down no-frills garage rock that isn’t afraid of getting dirty. The four-piece just dropped a new self-titled EP which presents some warm, classic-sounding tracks that will satisfy your most staunch rock ‘n’ roll crate-digging purists (see "Alright By Me" ...

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Hiccup takes their bubble grunge to Baby’s All Right on 12.28

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Hiccup takes their bubble grunge to Baby's All Right on 12.28
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Hiccup is a three-piece bubble grunge outfit that – if they weren’t based in space-deprived NYC – would surely sleep in blanket forts in a garage (and eat ice cream for breakfast). Their music would fit perfectly on a mix tape with Charlie Bliss and early Best Coast, and takes us back to that blissful window of our lives ...

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pronoun performs at Sleep Well Records’ Silent Night Fest 12.10

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pronoun performs at Sleep Well Records’ Silent Night Fest 12.10
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Indie Pop
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NYC

“Now I’m snowed in while you’re out there in California. Stuck here thinking about how you said I did nothing for you,” Alyse Vellturo sings on pronoun’s “Snowed In // There’s No One New Around You.” Though it may be a little early to expect snow, the sentiment in pronoun’s music is always relevant. The Brooklyn artist ...

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Husbandry drops new EP, 12/1 and plays Brooklyn Bazaar tonight 11/30

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Husbandry drops new EP, 12/1 and plays Brooklyn Bazaar tonight 11/30
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Post Hardcore/Noise Rock
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Husbandry is the name given for mankind’s domestication of plants and animals, but make no mistake–there is hardly anything tame about the thundering NYC heavy band who takes the same name. The feral four-piece lays down surprisingly melodic post-hardcore tracks with deliciously jagged edges. Following up 2016’s LP, Fera, the band is slated to release Bad ...

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Human People become vampires in new video

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Human People become vampires in new video
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Garage Rock
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Human People’s Haley Livingston has a growl to her voice, something a little sinister. In the band’s latest video for new single “Radiator Water” the truth is revealed: she’s a vampire. In less than two and a half minutes she sucks the life out of two of her bandmates, turning them from goth to prep before ...

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Cale and the Gravity Well release EP “Creation Myths”, play PIANOS on 12.11

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Cale and the Gravity Well release EP
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Hearken back to the already long-gone days of mid-2000s alt-rock with the new EP from Cale and the Gravity Well, Creation Myths. With eclectic instrumentation that sounds like the synth-tinged soft jams of Yeasayer or the Magnetic Fields, the five tracks of the EP showcase the production of Modest Mouse’s Jim Fairchild, ...

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Pop-Punk band The Steward Dolly drops new EP

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Pop-Punk band The Steward Dolly drops new EP
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Ain’t No Gas Station Gon Sell You City Boys No Grenadine can really only be the title of a pop punk record, one in which NJ’s The Steward Dolly deliver upbeat, fuzz propelled tunes. The 5 tracks that make up the album invite a certain sense of doggednesss instead of typical pop-punk angst, for a more ...

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Idgy Dean takes her energetic solo show to Baby’s All Right on 11.22

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Idgy Dean takes her energetic solo show to Baby's All Right on 11.22
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Idgy Dean is a performer. More than just a talented musician, her shows are a rapture of energy, untamed and unrestrained. She performs with a sense of freedom; an independence and willingness to abandon constraints. Skipping between instruments as she loops sounds and constructs her own sonic world, Idgy Dean is in control. It may feel chaotic, ...

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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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NYC

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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Surf Thugs release new album ‘Just Sad,’ play The Well tonight (11.10)

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Surf Thugs release new album 'Just Sad,' play The Well tonight (11.10)
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Power Pop
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NYC

With their fast paced sound, perfasive distortion and abrasive melodies reminiscent of legendary Husker Du (the first bands that blended hardcore punk with pop melodies), Brooklyn’s Surf Thugs could be described as a proto-pop punk revival band. This being said, the single ‘Just Sad’ (streaming below) from their brand new EP bearing the same title, sound ...

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The Majorleans return with new single and Berlin show 11.11

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The Majorleans return with new single and Berlin show 11.11
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Blues Rock
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Some bands are like wine, they get better with time (sadly, most don’t). The Majorleans’ 2013 album "Black Belt" showed a confident band with solid songs and production values. Armed with a sound that could be described as "classic rock sans-cheese,"  and blessed with the character of songwriter Nicky Francis DiFonzo’s vocals, the record brings to mind ...

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10

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No Honeymoon release new EP and plays Trans Pecos on 11/10
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It’s been two years since Brooklyn dreamgaze collective No Honeymoon released their excellent sophomore EP “Together Alone” (reviewed on The Deli here).  The long wait for new material is now over with two tracks currently available as a preview of their latest EP “It’s Whatever.”  Recent single release “Were Doing Fine” shows the ...

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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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NYC

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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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th

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Sweet Cream makes tasteful classic rock, plays Mercury Lounge Nov. 13th
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Classic Rock
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NYC

Sweet Cream is a band that sits comfortably in their genre. Namely, classic rock, though with a hint of country, and a few mingling folksy harmonies. "No Light Light" has a self-aware, sultry darkness to it, bringing out slick guitar fills from within the crevices of the arrangement. The band might not be breaking down walls, but ...

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Hodera headlines Mercury Lounge’s Halloween Night party

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Hodera headlines Mercury Lounge's Halloween Night party
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Folk Rock
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By booking for Halloween night an intensely emotional, not-scary-at-all band like Hodera, this year the Mercury Lounge is certainly "thinking outside the box." On the the other hand, though, the New Jersey based quartet is pretty much guaranteed to fill the small Lower East Side venue, since their quality brand of post- Americana has been making ears ...

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