Indie Rock

J Fernandez "Unwind" Video

J Fernandez has released a video for “Unwind” from his latest album Occasional Din, which was released back in November via Joyful Noise.

Fernandez also announced a US tour this Spring which will included SXSW and a couple of dates with The Curls.

   

Power pop artist Sam Hoffman plays Springwater Supper Club on 02.23

Sam Hoffman released his power pop album Fairweather last fall, introducing the world to his mix of power pop and indie rock. With a little bit of soul and a touch of fire, Hoffman has pressed two of his songs from his debut album into vinyl with the help of local lathe-cut record producers Groove Family Records. Those two songs -- the previously-released "Glencrest Lane" and new single "All the Places" -- make a good pair for a single, and they each lend a little bit of their own to charm to Hoffman's live shows, where he dazzles the audience with his lyrical wit and melodic expertise. You can catch Hoffman live at Springwater Supper Club on February 23rd. Take a listen to "All the Places" below. - Will Sisskind

   

New Track: "WHO WHAT WEAR" - MINT

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Dark Thoughts, Yowler), a new single, “WHO WHAT WEAR,” has materialized from the punk quartet of MINT. Driving bass pushes the tempo as a smooth but on-the-verge-of-frantic vocal delivery describes how the clothes you wear serves as a window into your personality (or at least, the outside world forms opinions based on what they think your clothing, and by extension, image represents). It's a high-speed streetcar that tears forward almost speeding off the rails in a mad rush, while still holding it all together. You can catch MINT at Cousin Danny’s on Monday, March 25, along with Buffalo’s Science Man.

   

Bruges "The Drifted Way"

Noise Rock band Bruges has released a new single called “The Drifted Way”. This is their third single since September, and a grinding, sludgy, gem.

Bruges is made up of members of Angry Gods, Den, and Moral Void.

You can catch Bruges at The Burlington on March 2nd with Buildings, Ribbonhead, and Rash.

   

Dark Trip - Mysterious Dark Punk Band Gets 4AM Last Call at Bovine 02.22

Lo-fi power pop band Dark Trip will be creepin’ into the Bovine later this month for a seemingly rare show. Their EP “Dark Trip Demos” was released long enough ago that it’s making me wonder if they aren’t the demos but the actual record! Jokes on us. 5 tracks of scary pop punk including a track titled Tony Danza so you know it’s good. Their upcoming gig at the Bovine Sex Club is on February 22nd with Sick Things, Hot Kid and Teen Archer. 4AM last call too! – Kris Gies