Indie Rock

LAIK “Satellite”

LAIK is the Synth Pop of Tyler Rice and Reuben Garza. The duo released the first single, “Satellite”, from their forthcoming LP, Curse My Dance, last week. The album is due out on April 5th and the duo will be releasing a second single, “Neighbors”, next week.

   

PREMIERE: Explore Andrew Fox's lipstick stained world on "John / Candy"

You'll find a sloppy, lipstick-stained world in the video for “John / Candy,” the newest psych-rock vamp by New York songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fox. Born from the intention of writing a track about actor and comedian John Candy, Fox's single ended up detailing the two sides of the human condition (the facade and the impulse-ridden inner part), with Candy-inspired lurid lyrics about being a “one time call girl,” sung against acidic backdrop of garage guitars and chorus-laden vocals. The video itself - shot all around Portland, OR - showcases Andrew Fox and friends as they don makeup and wigs, hang out at the playground and eat (you guessed it) candy under the shaky lens of an iPhone 6. The whole production is rough around the edges in the best way, and promises more loose fun when Fox releases Shock By Shock on March 22nd. Until then, check out the video below. - Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt), Photo by Tonje Thilesen

   

Tom Schraeder "Poise"

Tom Schraeder released a new instrumental album called Poise yesterday, February 12th. This is the second installment of Schraeder’s 2019 boxset following up December’s, Aim Higher.

This album may be just what we need right now as we fight through the ice, snow, and cold. The album is inspired by Tom’s time in California and has a warmth and airiness to it that is undeniable.

   

Iverson @ Tonic Room (2/15)

Iverson is fully embracing the Valentine’s Day spirit that so many just overlook this time of year. The Synth Pop band is throwing a Valentine’s Day party at Tonic Room on February 15th and will be putting their spin on love songs from Prince, Queen, Britney Spears, and more. They will be joined by Carlile, Uuskhy, and Thair.

Iverson has evolved over the last six years and now consist of Alec Watson, Gene Knific, Luc Parcell, Ethan Parcell, and Charles Iverson. They released their latest album, Content 3.0, back in August.

   

Beef Boys - As Rowdy As Their Name Suggests, Monarch Tavern on 04.01

There’s always one rowdy Peterborough band showing up on my feed. Beef Boys are a three piece garage punk band that’ll get ya flippin’ tables by the second song. They giver at a ferocious pace and still find the time to add some surfy influences. Fire up their latest album “Melted Like A Witch” on their bandcamp page. Your next chance to see them in Toronto is April 1st at the Monarch Tavern along with Bad Sports from Texas and Toronto power pop sensations First Base. – Kris Gies