Tag Archives: Indie Rock

Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Pecas bring mellow psychedelia to Mercury Lounge on 06.30
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Pecas
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pecasmusic
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

Brooklyn indie rock quartet Pecas will be playing Mercury Lounge on June 30th in support of Modern Diet. On their 2014 release, Dwelling, songwriter Sandy Davis paints pictures of the quiet despair and contemplation that occurs in the midst of a relationship’s slow decline. Reverb-drenched vocals, warbling keys and tremolo-laced electric guitars lend a fittingly melancholy ambiance. Listen ...

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

Source: The Deli Magazine

Snail Mail tours, plays Union Transfer 07.14 with Waxahatchee and Cayetana
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Snail Mail
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snailmailband
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
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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Guerilla Toss unveils two new tracks + talks about gear on Delicious Audio

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Guerilla Toss unveils two new tracks + talks about gear on Delicious Audio
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Guerilla Toss
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guerillatoss
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts, pick one): 
New York State (except NYC)

Brooklyn via Boston avant-punks Guerilla Toss just unveiled two new tracks from their upcoming release on DFA Records, "GT ULTRA" – check them out below. The band is ready to enter the next stage of their career with a full length that steps up the production values by several notches, broadening the act’s appeal ...

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Bedroom poppers Golf Lexapro play Sunnyvale on 06.19

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Bedroom poppers Golf Lexapro play Sunnyvale on 06.19
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Golf Lexapro
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golflexapro
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts, pick one): 
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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From the submissions: a glance at 3D-WOW’s promising debut album

Source: Deli Magazine NY

From the submissions: a glance at 3D-WOW's promising debut album
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3D-WOW
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3DWOWwolves
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Psych Rock
Region (for charts, pick one): 
NYC

Arctic Desert Tundra, the debut release by New York duo 3D-WOW, is a startlingly original piece of psych/progressive-pop. Quietly released last November, Sara Kossin and Alec Ciesla’s debut is a collection of eight songs that are brooding, moody and at times menacing. The underlying sensitivity of songwriter/vocalist Sara Kossin radiates through the shuffling, thrashing dissonance like light through ...

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Pom Pom Squad brings garagey pop to Sunnyvale on 06.14

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Pom Pom Squad brings garagey pop to Sunnyvale on 06.14
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Pom Pom Squad
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pompomsquadsux
Genres (for charts, pick one): 
Power Pop
Region (for charts, pick one): 
New York State (except NYC)

Somewhere between the heart wrenching lyricism of Mitksi and the cool-girl attitude of Cherry Glazerr, Pom Pom Squad stirs up trouble. Spoofing the cheerleader stereotype, they reclaim the image of the girl everyone loves to hate with sincerity and confession. Hate It Here, their nostalgic 2017 release, persuades listeners to reconsider their high school bullies, with lines like ...

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Deadfellow Hosts Record Release Show this Friday at Milkboy: Why You Need to Be There

Source: Rock On Philly

Deadfellow is one of the most exciting projects to come out of Philly recently. Lead singer and songwriter Hayden Sammak has only created this nom de plume a little over a year ago, but has already completed two albums and is in the process of recording another.

Deadfellow will be hosting a record release show at Milkboy Philly this Friday, June 9th for his second album, Mescalifornia: A California Dream. During the show, attendees can purchase a limited edition pink vinyl, compact discs, and t-shirts. I chatted with Sammak on a beautiful late afternoon near Kawari Sounds where he ...

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An Allusively Intense, Psychedelic New Album by Larkin Grimm

Source: New York Music Daily

Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Larkin Grimm gets pigeonholed as freak-folk, probably because her music is mostly acoustic But that’s a box she doesn’t fit into. She can wail to match Yoko at her most assaultive if she wants, but she’s just as likely to soar gently over an artsy, psychedelic backdrop. Her latest album Chasing an Illusion is streaming at Bandcamp. She’s playing Sunnyvale at 8 PM tomorrow night, June 8; cover is $15. Renata Zeiguer’s trippy, creepy Prozac rock project Cantina opens the night at 7. Grimm is also at Planeta, 295 E 8th St. on June 16, time and cover ...

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Folksters Bandits on the Run! play American Beauty on June 10th

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Folksters Bandits on the Run! play American Beauty on June 10th
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Bandits on the Run!, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Noah and the Whale
Facebook ID: 
banditsontherun/
Genres (for charts): 
Alt/Indie Folk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Bandits on the Run! is not Wings’ new millennial side-project, but it might as well be. This indie-folk trio is just as much fun as the song it references in their name, but with an updated twist, especially in their refined March 2017 release, The Criminal Record. NYC locals Adrian Blake Enscoe, Sydney Torin Shepherd, and Regina Marie Strayhorn, incorporate cello, ...

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Roya celebrates debut LP at Brooklyn Bazaar on June 16th

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Roya celebrates debut LP at Brooklyn Bazaar on June 16th
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Roya
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/royatheband
Genres (for charts): 
Post Punk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

To kick off the month of June, Roya have released their debut self-titled LP via Burger Records; to celebrate, they’ll play Brooklyn Bazaar on June 16th. The post/psych-punk quintet includes guitarist Jay Heiselmann of Grooms, former Jay Reatard bassist Alix Brown, and frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard, who brings her signature dreamy and slightly atonal vocals from her band Habibi. Together with guitarist Tyler Love and drummer Lyla Vander, they’ve already put out a few ...

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Gold Dime Release Their Dark, Haphazardly Trippy New Album at Alphaville Tonight

Source: New York Music Daily

Gold Dime’s new album Nerves – streaming at Bandcamp  personifies the best side of indie rock coming out of Brooklyn these days. Nothing effete or twee or mannered about their careening, noisy assault. Frontwoman/multi-instrumentalist Andrya Ambro (half of messy, well-known avant rock duo Talk Normal) doesn’t have Siouxsie Sioux’s command of microtones, or menace for that matter, but she still could pass for a Banshee, in the early days of that band, at least. Gold Dime are playing the album release show for their new one at Alphaville tonight, June 3 at around 11. Explosive postrock/spacerock ...

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Charly Bliss unveil video for ‘Percolator’ + leave for small tour

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Charly Bliss unveil video for 'Percolator' + leave for small tour
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Charly Bliss
Facebook ID: 
CharlyBliss
Genres (for charts): 
Power Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

New York’s "bubblegrunge" sensation Charly Bliss are climbing our local charts for emerging artists and will soon embark in a small New England/Upstate NY tour. Their new LP, Guppy, is a series of tightly-composed indie-pop romps that are at once lyrically gruesome and disarmingly sensitive. In addition to their impasssioned musicianship, the band’s sense of humor shines brilliantly through in the video for "Ruby," an absurdist take on public access/infomercial television that will ...

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What Moon Things kick off tour at Cape House 06.01

Source: Deli Magazine NY

What Moon Things kick off tour at Cape House 06.01
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What Moon Things
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WhatMoonThings
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Brooklyn via New Paltz indie rockers What Moon Things will be kicking off their tour at Cape House in Brooklyn on June 1st, alongside pecas, Whiner and Abraham King. On their 2016 full-length, the SWIM Tape, Jake Harms’ ethereal falsetto is like a venus fly trap: deceptively alluring, until it clamps you in a menacing grip of disturbing imagery and unsettling notions. Check out recent release ‘Wild Pink – Forlim Chop,’ streaming ...

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Dentist drops new track, plays Northside on June 8th at Lantern Hall

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Dentist drops new track, plays Northside on June 8th at Lantern Hall
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Dentist
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http://www.facebook.com/dentistband
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Asbury Park-based Dentist have dropped a new track called "The Latter" just in time for summer. The quartet’s surf rock inspired sound makes for a great start to the warm weather music season, in case you’ve needed a new song for jamming out while you sweat on the Coney Island boardwalk or in the PATH on the way to work. Dentist have just finished a four-week tour through Canada, and they’ve got plenty of shows ...

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Talay & Panther Hollow release EPs at ALPHAVILLE on May 31

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Talay & Panther Hollow release EPs at ALPHAVILLE on May 31
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Panther Hollow
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https://www.facebook.com/pantherhollowmusic/
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Time to add two new EPs to your collection of summer jams from the NYC scene: Talay‘s eponymous release which drops on June 2nd, and Panther Hollow‘s People Synesthesia, which drops on May 31st. Both groups have kept busy over the past few months performing at venues around the city, and it’s all led up to a big record launch show at ALPHAVILLE on Wilson Avenue on May 31st. You won’t ...

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Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases ‘GT ULTRA’ LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Guerrilla Toss unveils new video, releases 'GT ULTRA' LP on 06.24th at Sunnyvale
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Guerrilla Toss
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guerillatoss
Genres (for charts): 
Avant-Indie
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The truly insane bands that last more than a few months are often the ones that deliver creatively satisfying records later in their career, when the mayhem of their youthful and disruptive energy gets moderated by a more grown-up search for… a meaning? Brand new single ‘The String Game by Guerrilla Toss (streaming below) seems to suggest precisely this development. The song channels the band’s creativity and innate restlessness in more cerebral ways than they ...

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IAN SWEET’s “Shapeshifter” lives up to its name

Source: Deli Magazine NY

IAN SWEET's
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Ian Sweet
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/iansweetmusic/
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

"Shapeshifter" is a very appropriate name for IAN SWEET’s debut LP, as it represents a change in the lineup of what comprised singer Jillian Medford’s bedroom pop solo poroject. Now accompanied by a bassist and a drummer in the studio and on the road, Jillian forges tracks that resonate very differently, though her crackly vocals remain the stars of the show. "Most of the songs on Shapeshifter don’t settle in a particular scene so ...

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Members of Hite, Crazy Pills, Desert Shark + more play The Hum on 05.22

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Members of Hite, Crazy Pills, Desert Shark + more play The Hum on 05.22
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Crazy Pills
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/123crazypills
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
NYC

The Hum doesn’t need any introductions (if you don’t know what it is, look here). The fourth monthly appointment, scheduled for Monday 22 at Good Room, will feature a diverse line up of artists, including a performence set curated by She Shreds magazine, the rag entirely focused on female guitarists. A wide variety of genres will be represented, from Desert Sharks’ garage rock to Arooj Aftab eastern compositions, from the electronic experimentations of ...

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B Boys announce LP ‘Dada’ + kick off tour at Murmrr Ballroom on 05.20

Source: Deli Magazine NY

B Boys announce LP 'Dada' + kick off tour at Murmrr Ballroom on 05.20
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
B Boys
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bboysdada
Genres (for charts): 
Post Punk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

One of the coolest emerging NYC bands in the latest wave of post punk inspired groups to invade the big apple, B Boys are looking forward to a busy summer of 2017. Their debut LP ‘Dada‘ will drop on June 16, and they are planning on building momentum towards that date with a month long US tour in support of Florida’s Merchandise. The kick off date is on May 20th at ...

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No Ice Represent the Real Brooklyn at Three Upcoming Shows

Source: New York Music Daily

No Ice might be the best band to come out of Brooklyn in the last few years. They spun off of punkish populists the Brooklyn What when one of that band’s original three brilliant lead guitarists, Evan O’Donnell, absconded to Indonesia to work on a gamelan metal project (he’s been a member of New York’s Balinese gamelan, Gamelan Dharma Swara) and then most recently put out a ferociously good, dark art-rock album.

So frontman/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Frey decided to finally play all those instruments he’d been hiding down in the basement and keep the band going with a ...

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Soul Singer Alice Lee’s Long-Awaited New Album: One of 2017’s Catchiest, Most Lyrically Searing Releases

Source: New York Music Daily

Back in the mid-zeros, soul singer Alice Lee was one of the most distinctive and individualistic artists in what was a thriving Lower East Side and Brooklyn music scene. She was, and remains, one of the most eclectic tunesmiths to emerge from there, blending jazz sophistication, trippy downtempo ambience, and a little slashing punk-funk or downtown guitar skronk into her uneasy, picturesque songs. This blog’s predecessor picked her 2005 release Lovers and Losers as one of the thousand best albums of all time. That one was sort of a mashup of Nina Simone and Fiona Apple.

In the years ...

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Band on the rise: Cende release EP “#1 Hit Single” at Baby’s All Right on May 26th

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Band on the rise: Cende release EP
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Cende
Facebook ID: 
https://www.facebook.com/cendeband/
Genres (for charts): 
Alt Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Jangly and infectious indie group Cende unleashes its debut EP "#1 Hit Single" (yup, that’s the title) on May 22nd, with a release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on May 26th. After changing their name from Downies at the end of 2015, the band has grown from a house venue trio to a quartet receiving press from major outlets such as Pitchfork and NPR. The songs on ‘#1 Hit Single’ — much like those of ...

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Little Racer Carries New Wave Tradition with Jangly Guitar Pop

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Little Racer Carries New Wave Tradition with Jangly Guitar Pop
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Little Racer
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littleracer
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Little Racer carries on a New Wave tradition of atmospheric guitar pop that sticks incessantly to memory. Their jangly guitar hooks and intricate percussive elements sound distantly familiar, as if the band has been making music for decades. Is it Talking Heads? Is it a surf rock great from the 60s like The Byrds? They invoke the kind of sonic energy that, though hugely influenced by past musical traditions to tbe point of being ...

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Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Wives
Facebook ID: 
wives-nyc
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Next month, Wives will be performing at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, but any facts beyond that are difficult to ascertain. According to the group’s Bandcamp page, they hail from Queens, but with no Facebook links, a dead Instagram URL and no other social presence, just who Wives is remains a mystery. What isn’t a mystery is that the band is writing some straight, kick-ass tunes that are good enough to share even though details are scarce. Wives deals in ...

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The Deli interviews Chamber Band

Source: Deli Magazine NY

The Deli interviews Chamber Band
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Chamber Band
Facebook ID: 
chamberband
Genres (for charts): 
Alt/Indie Folk
Region (for charts): 
NYC

With pure, dulcet vocals and driving, twangy instrumentals, Brooklyn-based Chamber Band serves up folk rock in a style all their own. Recently, The Deli was able to talk with the band a bit about their background, and how they manage to churn out such powerfully penned tracks. Read the full interview here

P.S. The band won this interview through The Music Building‘s Expose Yourself Campaign – you can sign up here to be considered!

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