Indie Rock

Drug Couple bunker down (indoors) on new tracks "No Outside / Alone 2gether"

Droves of New York musicians have sought to create art that makes sense of what’s happening in the city right now, but Brooklyn-based duo Drug Couple have been creating prescient-yet-comforting music since late 2016. Their previous EP Little Hits and the forthcoming Choose Your Own Apocalypse detail the necessity of human intimacy during strange times, with new double B-side No Outside / Alone 2gether continuing in a similar vein. Notably more driven by a percussive groove (“No Outside”) and more prone to darker tones (“Alone 2gether”) than previous efforts, the two songs represent a expansion of Drug Couple’s sound beyond the softer, more downtempo qualities of Little Hits. That said, both tracks hone in on recurring themes of companionship and cautious optimism (or sunny pessimism), embodying the zeitgeist of our increasingly uncertain epoch. Regardless of how you’re quarantining, give it a stream below, and keep an eye out for Drug Couple’s next extended play, out this August.

   

Moontype "The Great Ohio / Not That Easy"

Moontype has released a new single called "The Great Ohio". This is the work of Ben Cruz (guitar, vocals), Margaret McCarthy (bass, vocals), and Emerson Hunton (drums).

The trio also participated in the Attic Salt Records Charity Compilation along Sonny Falls, Geronimo!, and more.

   

Kerrin Connolly soars in new record "Almost"

Kerrin Connolly gives us something sweet to chew on, something excitable to muse over with the release of her fun indie-rock record Almost. The new compilation of tracks by this talented Weymouth, Massachusetts resident is a blast from start to finish: tracks like “It’s a Conspiracy,” and “Planesong” blend ukulele strings with slightly overdriven electric guitar riffs and bop-pop drums for a chill type of entertainment. “Contagious”  is true to its namesake: funny, catchy, and almost theatrical in its presentation. The title track features a groovy bassline, slow dance-inducing, and Connolly’s impressive vocal elevations reaching falsettos that soothe ears with their lovely warmth. “Thanks for Playing” is intimate and honest, like the whole record, and that is the charm that Connolly can’t separate from—thank goodness for that. Stream “Contagious” below for a style you won’t soon forget, for an artist destined to be a part of your playlist. - Rene Cobar

   

Iverson "Purity of Youth"

Iverson has released a new single called "Purity of Youth". This is the first new music from the five-piece Alt-Pop group since their 2017 debut EP "Pink".

This is the work of Alec Watson, Gene Knific, Luc Parcell, Ethan Parcell, and Charles Iverson.

   

*~*SpArKLeTeArS*~* "Brisket"

*~*SpArKLeTeArS*~* have released a new EP called "Brisket". This is the follow-up to last year's mixtape, "This Is Sparkletape".

This is the work of Lauren Herrmann (electric ukulele, vocals, percussion), Morgan (electric bass, vocals), and Z (drums, percussion, vocals).