Tag Archives: DIY/Lo-Fi

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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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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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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NYC

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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Get Serenaded by Eyes of Love’s bedroom folk-rock at The Glove on 08.09

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Get Serenaded by Eyes of Love's bedroom folk-rock at The Glove on 08.09
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

From the beloved Greenpoint label that’s already crowded with talented groups like Macula DogPalbertaThe Sediment Club, and Honey, comes Eyes of Love. The brainchild behind this solo, bedroom folk-rock project is NYC-based, LA-born musician Andrea Schiavelli, ex-session guitarist of now disbanded Nude Beach and ex-member of Punks on ...

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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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Shoegazer/Drone Rock
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NYC

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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Soccer Mommy release new video ahead of album release 08.04

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Soccer Mommy release new video ahead of album release 08.04
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Contrary to her bedroom pop musical style, Soccer Mommy’s new music video is all outdoors, featuring different shots of lead singer, Sophie Allison, strolling out near the water, woods, and her car over the delightful single, “Allison”. This is one of two songs released off their upcoming album, Collection, set to release on ...

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Big Huge celebrates “Cruel World” LP at BK Bazaar on 08.16

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Revival Rock (Other)
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NYC

Big Huge have been joining the grit and DIY mentality of punk with infectiously catchy tunes since 2012, and their 2015 self-released EP Orama featured some ultra-fun, unstoppable tunes drenched in vintage influences. In that record, front-man Dan Reg’s twitchy vocals often evoked the sugary sweet melodies of 50’s pop with a layer of fuzzy distorted ...

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Bronze Float brings surreal alt folk to Alphaville tonight (08.02)

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Bronze Float brings surreal alt folk to Alphaville tonight (08.02)
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

"Standard Final Candle," the title of the most recent release by Bronze Float, makes as much sense as the nonsensical band name. Amusingly, similar random lines are recurrent in all the music released by this Brooklyn-based group. Frontman and songwriter David Brant writes in a way that is both simple and startingly sad, but ...

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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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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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Exploding in Sound’s Washer plays Alphaville on July 28th

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Exploding in Sound's Washer plays Alphaville on July 28th
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Punk Revival
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NYC

You couldn’t tell by listening, but Washer is two unassuming New York natives: Kieran McShane and Mike Quigley. Like many a garage-punk band before them, these boys look like they would work for the geek squad but sound absolutely vengeful. Their 2016 release "Here Comes Washer" is an aimless punk album marked by Quigley’s casually passionate ...

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Old Table wants to save the environment and make rock music

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Old Table wants to save the environment and make rock music
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Folk Rock
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New York State (except NYC)

Old Table may be the most charming punk band from Tuckahoe, New York. They may also be the only band from Tuckahoe, New York. Despite that, the music coming from this Tri-State Area group is no less charming from their lack of peers. Their accessible, folk-rock-tinged songs strongly recall the friendly sounds of ...

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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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Psych Rock
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NYC

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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Dust From 1000 Years play Middle East w/ Horse Jumper of Love, Blue Smiley, Brittle Brian

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Dust From 1000 Years play Middle East w/ Horse Jumper of Love, Blue Smiley, Brittle Brian
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Folk Rock
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Boston

Dust from 1000 Yrs are not trying to take themselves seriously. Despite their "serious" sound, which is at initially somber folk-influenced, they bring an attitude of practical joking to their group. From every album cover including a scrawled, messy font title, to their almost-vaporwave, intentionally off-putting social media, they are not trying with ...

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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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Indie Pop
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Nashville

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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HDLSS shares sultry, slow jam “Wonderloss”

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HDLSS shares sultry, slow jam
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

On Facebook, HDLSS describes new track "Wonderloss" as "if Sigur Ros wrote a doo-wop song." Before listening to the Queens band’s song, I wasn’t really sure if I could imagine what that would sound like, and honestly, it’s a little different than expected. "Wonderloss" isn’t a throwback at all – it’s a fresh, laid-back jam that feels like ...

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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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Songwriters
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NYC

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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New post-slackers Dodgeball play Ridgewood Community College on July 13th

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New post-slackers Dodgeball play Ridgewood Community College on July 13th
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Post Rock
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Even with only one four-track EP under their belt (released in January 2017), NYC’s Dodgeball already showcase an intriguing ’90s revival sound influenced in equal parts by slack rock and post rock. A twisted, cranky guitar, an evocative nerd-boy singing, and a killer name that’s a 10 on the nostalgia scale. Like the mellower cousin of Ovlov or ...

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Lightning Bug brings atmospheric folk to Baby’s All Right 07.08

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Lightning Bug brings atmospheric folk to Baby's All Right 07.08
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

New York’s indie-pop quartet Lightning Bug is playing at Baby’s All Right on July 8th, at the release show for the immigrant rights benefit compilation entitled "So Many Singing." Lightning Bug’s most recent EP, ‘the torment of love,’ showcases the band’s affinity for atmospheric bedroom pop, as well as melodic folk-rock sensibilities reminiscent of ...

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Cende debuts single “Bed,” opens for Alex G and Japanese Breakfast at MHoW on 7/6

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Cende debuts single
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Alt Rock
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There’s a reason Cende is stirring up so much excitement right now. It’s the amalgamation of musicians involving in other breakout NYC bands like LVL UP and Porches. Drummers Greg Rutkin and Cameron Wisch (of the aforementioned groups) are joined by Dave Medina and Bernard Casserly in what’s best described as a joyous, young indie rock band with math ...

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Cende debuts single “Bed,” opens for Alex G and Japanese Breakfast at MHoW on 7/6

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Cende debuts single
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There’s a reason Cende is stirring up so much excitement right now. It’s the amalgamation of musicians involving in other breakout NYC bands like LVL UP and Porches. Drummers Greg Rutkin and Cameron Wisch (of the aforementioned groups) are joined by Dave Medina and Bernard Casserly in what’s best described as a joyous, young indie rock band with math ...

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Bands on the rise: Grim Streaker release debut EP at Wicked Lady 07.06

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Bands on the rise: Grim Streaker release debut EP at Wicked Lady 07.06
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One of Brooklyn’s fiercest emerging bands will be releasing their debut EP next week. Grim Streaker, a five-piece punky outfit out of Brooklyn, will release Girl Minority, a four track collection, on July 7th. Their release show is scheduled for the day before at Wicked Lady, and, judging from the video below for single "Guts," ...

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Huck brings playful soul-pop to BK Bazaar on 07.30

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Huck brings playful soul-pop to BK Bazaar on 07.30
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Playfulness takes center stage with Brooklyn-based four-piece Huck. The semi-electronic band provides a perfect soundtrack for summer, whether you’re cruising down the highway or sitting by the pool. Their single “Without You” (streaming below) takes cues from 8-bit music with its vintage video game sounds, while the arrangement in their other track available for streaming, “Summer Lovin’,” ...

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Bedroom poppers thanks for coming moves to NYC (from Chicago), plays Trans-Pecos 07.03

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Bedroom poppers thanks for coming moves to NYC (from Chicago), plays Trans-Pecos 07.03
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The bedroom pop produced by three-piece thanks for coming sets itself apart for Rachel Brown’s distinct vocals that complement her vivid lyrics, often tackling existential themes (“I’ve got my hand inside my skeleton / trying to make myself into a puppet / so someone else can live my life.”) Their new EP ‘thanks for having ...

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Unreasonable Hours bring their dopey pop to Sunnyvale 06.28

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Unreasonable Hours bring their dopey pop to Sunnyvale 06.28
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Indie Pop
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NYC

Psych pop band Unreasonable Hours has released a new song, "redpond405," a crooked, imaginative number filled with twangy-ish guitars, bizarre melodies sung in falsetto, and an overall dopey jubilance hearkening to acts like early Ween, Mac DeMarco and early Beck. This should be an interesting group to witness live, so you may want to head to Brooklyn’s Sunnyvale on ...

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Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana

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Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana
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Baltimore

Baltimore indie-rock act Snail Mail is playing Union Transfer on July 14th with DIY favorites Waxahatchee and Cayetana. On Snail Mail’s most recent EP, Habit, fuzzed-out and reverb-drenched guitars lay the groundwork for Lindsey Jordan’s resonant vocals, which often seem to drift out of painful, nebulous daydreams: "I wanna spend the entire year/Just face down/And on my own ...

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Bedroom poppers Golf Lexapro play Sunnyvale on 06.19

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Bedroom poppers Golf Lexapro play Sunnyvale on 06.19
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NYC

If Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus had a little brother that carried his vocals into the disaffected post-internet age of today, that would be Golf Lexapro. On his EP for newbie label Fluorescent Thought, tracks like “Bluetooth Repair,” “WebMD,” and “Watering Plants,” bring a heartwarmingly specific reflection derived from spending too much time alone in your room on the computer. Golf’s ...

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