Tag Archives: DIY/Lo-Fi

Lizard Kisses opens for Florist at The Park Church Co-op on 10.27

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Lizard Kisses opens for Florist at The Park Church Co-op on 10.27
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Indie Pop
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NYC

If you’re a fan of Florist’s ambient folk melodies and subtle production, you’re probably pretty excited about the group’s latest album and October 27th headlining show at The Park Church Co-op. You’ll probably also fall for opener Lizard Kisses. The Brooklyn collective’s music has a similar melancholic minimalism, though veering in its own directions. ...

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Emily Yacina plays soft, dreamy bedroom pop

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Emily Yacina plays soft, dreamy bedroom pop
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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NYC

 New York college student Emily Yacina has been quietly uploading music to Bandcamp since 2011, making her part of what’s becoming – for better or for worse– a somewhat ubiquitous subgenre of bedroom pop, DIY singer/songwriters. But unlike a lot of those artists, Yacina actually leaves her bedroom. And she gets pretty far, like all the way ...

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21

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The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21
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Garage Rock
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NYC

The Nuclears might sound like a some unearthed garage-y gold from your latest crate digging escapades, but the five-piece have only been tearing up the NYC-scene for not even a decade. The band plays raw rock ‘n’ roll the way your daddy used to like, with all the electricity of old-school punk acts, and they even dabble ...

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Darkwing unveils new lo-fi track + performs at at Baby’s on 10.18

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Darkwing unveils new lo-fi track + performs at at Baby's on 10.18
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Pop Punk
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NYC

Darkwing’s music exists in the weird crossroads of lo-fi indie rock and garage-fueled punk, an intersection featuring catchy hooks and the dankest of memes for street signs. This is the self-aware punk of the Cyber Age, the soundtrack for stoned conversations after a night of longboarding. The Deli is excited to premiere their newest single, “Big Red Heart.” ...

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17

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Fits Debut Album at Alphaville 11.17
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Power Pop
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NYC

Fits stay true to their name with their especially short songs, each one bursting into the limelight with compelling and near-addicting guitar riffs. It’d be too easy for a band to get lost in the music, but Fits know just when to end a song early enough to cause a craving for more. Fits’ penchant for brevity (as ...

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Rachel Angel

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Rachel Angel
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Indie Rock
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NYC

With biting vocals and powerful songwriting chops, Brooklyn (via Oakland, CA) Rachel Angel radiates effortless cool. In her 2014 debut EP Revelations the indie rocker serves up tracks that are as catchy as they are sincere, but you never feel as if she’s tipping all of her cards. She recently unveiled a stripped down two-song demo featuring ...

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Dances release new single “R U With It?” + play fall residency at Alphaville

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Dances release new single
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Indie Pop
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NYC

Bands, like people, can change a lot in two years. And if one song may be enough be enough evidence to make final statements about the sound of Brooklyn indie band Dances, it’s fair to say that their new single "R U With It?" (streaming below), is quite a bit mellower than their previous material, in partcular ...

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Mons Vi delivers bedroom electro-pop sound to Mercury on 09.28

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Mons Vi delivers bedroom electro-pop sound to Mercury on 09.28
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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NYC

New single “Divina,” released in August by bedroom pop project Mons Vi, sounds like a(nother) sonic departure for Matthew Hershoff’s brainchild, but one that sounds very promising. The Columbia grad got us hooked early on this year with his tasteful lo-fi track “Away”, and following album Relic 1, a record that blended the ...

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Oliver Ignatius shares video for “Light and Dark”

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Oliver Ignatius shares video for
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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NYC

In his debut single "Light and Dark," Oliver Ignatius taps into an unlikely but interesting combination of sounds: crunchy guitar solos, soaring synths, a blasting horn section, and dreamy laid-back, Queen-esque vocals. We can’t tell you why it works, exactly, but it does. Perhaps it’s Ignatius’ immaculate grasp of melody and placement of harmonies throughout that weaves ...

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God Tiny Drops new video for “Awaken,” plays Mercury on 09.23

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God Tiny Drops new video for
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Garage Rock
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NYC

There is nothing small about God Tiny‘s sound: the Brooklyn-based psych/garage rockers serve up frenetic, down-and-dirty rock action, and their new video for single, "Awaken," perfectly deliver that action and that dirt on a visual level. The black-and-white work features a female protagonist, roaming the streets and taking names and is chocks full of the vintage ...

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REVIEW: MALLRAT, “every breath a fracture”

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REVIEW: MALLRAT,
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Indie Rock
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NYC

Emo. Traumacore. These are two of the labels attached to MALLRAT as tags on their Bandcamp page. It sounds kind of depressing. But beneath their gnarly, stripped down, heavy-heavy-soft sound is a transcendent – almost bubbly – joyousness that’s bursting with sonic life. The band’s playful tweets give an insight into a playful, humane sensibility that blooms throughout ...

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Max Pain and the Groovies bring Psych Rock to Berlin on 09.14

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Max Pain and the Groovies bring Psych Rock to Berlin on 09.14
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Psych Rock
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Salt Lake City

Music is being transported somewhere, hopefully, a good place. For some, that might be the spot where you hang with your friends, drinking cold, cheap beer and pretending to intellectualize your way through a not so hot summer. That’s exactly where NYC via Salt Lake City Max Pain and the Groovies takes ...

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NYC Record of the Month: Nick Llobet (Live at Sunnyvale on 09.10)

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NYC Record of the Month: Nick Llobet (Live at Sunnyvale on 09.10)
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

The second most important thing in rock or folk music, after the actual song, is the vocals’ character. There’s no need to be a great singer if you are blessed with a voice that carries that elusive quality. Nick Llobet, an upcoming solo act from the NYC area, has it, and also happens to write really ...

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Nick Llobet releases weird alt-pop track “I Got No Car”, plays at Berlin 09.02

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Nick Llobet releases weird alt-pop track
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Indie Pop
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NYC

NYC songwriter Nick Llobet’s work has been intriguing to say the least, coming off equally as disturbing as compelling. “I Got No Car”, his latest single streaming below, features Nick’s signature quirky and borderline childish sounding vocals, somewhat reminiscent of a lynchian, sped up version of Bob Dylan’s nasal alto, enriched by amusing bursts ...

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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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See Stove before “Indefinite Hiatus” at Babys (09.06) and Alphaville (09.24)

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See Stove before
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Garage Rock
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NYC

In a recent Facebook post, NYC-based garage favorites Stove – the solo project of Ovlov’s frontman Steve Hartlett – announced they would be beginning an "indefinite hiatus." Given Stove’s sparse live schedule this announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, but still, we are sad to see them go. "Is Stupider," their 2015 full-length, was thoroughly enjoyed (and ...

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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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Lovechild bring ’60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29

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Lovechild bring '60s psych Americana to the Knit on 08.29
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Alt Rock
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NYC

Blending psychedelia with folk has been an established indie trend of the new millennium (so many dream pop bands out there!), but few remember that folk and psych rock had something more than a flirt back in the the ’60s… NYC’s Lovechild reference, in their sound, that very source. The band’s only song available for purchase on Bandcamp ...

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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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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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Landlady
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Indie Rock
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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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Indie Rock
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NYC

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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Big Huge celebrates
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Revival Rock (Other)
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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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