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While Brooklyn shoegaze newcomers Minaxi gear up for the release of their debut LP Khwab, last year’s similarly monosyllabic Zidd is a heavy, pedal-friendly extended play, a release that doesn’t eschew melodic, alt rock sounds and the muted, introspective vocals...

Jan 14, 2020

Emerging five years after the joint release of double albums ! and ?, Sean Cronin’s Very Good bursts back onto the New York scene with the timely release of new record Adulthood. The ragtag band of banjoleles, clarinet, plectrum resophonic guitar and...

Jan 13, 2020

A persistent sense of dread dominates “Gracie,” the latest music video by Brooklyn-based indie outfit LAPéCHE. Perhaps it’s the synergy of outdated televisions and a 1950s costume aesthetic that seems inherently Lynchian — alternatively, the track’s...

Jan 12, 2020

NYC and Iowa-based musician Pictoria Vark is fresh off her first 2020 show at Muchmores — as she hits the road for her ongoing winter tour, her self-titled remains a collection of sad and predominantly quiet tunes inspired by feelings of inertia, a soundtrack for quiet...

Jan 11, 2020

Imagining the haunted machinations of a drum machine is a good way to begin to understand Ghost Piss’s sound. Songwriter and purveyor of 808s River Allen excels at creating spacey electro-pop with off-kilter subject matter, from her ode to Stranger Things’s Nancy Kerrigan (...

Jan 10, 2020

Garage rock four piece Dropper’s debut EP is a sun-drenched, nonchalant release, marching forward at an easygoing pace, bright guitar work and a muted-yet-emotional vocal performances in hand. Even during the release’s most heated moments, such as the shredding breakdowns on...

Jan 09, 2020