Indie Rock

Freom submissions: moon kissed

Fusing together indie pop and guerrilla riot grrrrl influences, the NYC band moon kissed is making music that touches on to the fun, impulsive sides of self. The bite-sized 3-song debut EP showcases an ability to craft pop music that is both self-aware and danceable. The three leading band members, known only as Emily, Khaya, and Leah are exploring a side of young womanhood that thrives on shared emotional expression and collaboration. Their music is sweet and conversational, swelling dramatically as if to invite listeners to a show.

Notwithstanding the early 2000s nostalgia (we prefer references to earlier musical eras!), moon kissed manages to combine influences and personal experience in a way that is original and fresh sounding. You can see them live at the Bowery Electric on July 2nd. - Susan Moon

 

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Audrey Ryan returns with first record in five years, plays album release show 06.20

Five years have passed since singer-songwriter Audrey Ryan released Let's go to the Vamp, an indie-folk record heavy on crawling loops and lush harmonies. Ryan's follow-up Buggy Spell is far more playful and versatile: the Boston-based artist takes full advantage of her multi-instrumental abilities by sprinkling each song with light tambourine rhythms, merry acoustic elements, and cheery vocal melodies that hint at beautiful memories. The elegant sonic layering that Ryan employs is distinctly characteristic of indie-folk music, a genre which continues to blossom as groups like First Aid Kit and The Civil Wars keep going strong. The release show for Buggy Spell is set for Thursday, June 20th at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. We have "After a While Crocodile" from the new record available to stream below. - Rene Cobar

   

Busy Bodies "Extended Play"

Busy Bodies recently released their debut EP which is cleverly title “Extended Play”. This is the Americana-Influenced rock of Michael Molitor (guitar, vocals), Ben Baran (guitar, vocals), John Schmisek (keys, vocals), True Markham (bass, vocals), Matt Donnelly (drums).

The band talks about how their sound and process is truly collaborative and it really does shine through in the harmonies the fills this album.

   

Fonfur - Debut Pop-Rock EP "New Rules For Classic Games"

Fonfur is a four piece alt rock band from Toronto “playing anything and everything that can be found under the indie rock umbrella”. The members found common ground with influences such as Tokyo Police Club, Alt-J and We Are Scientists. In October of last year they released a 6 Song EP titled “New Rules for Classic Games” which include the catchy pop-rock opener “Denim Dogs”. Fonfur plays The Horseshoe Tavern on June 20th. – Kris Gies

   

Imelda Marcos "Tatlo"

Imelda Marcos has released their latest album, Tatlo. This is the duo’s, Matt Durso and Dave Cosejo, third album and first with Already Dead Tapes.

Matt and Dave’s music has always been challenging to describe but amazing to listen to. We have alway been blown away by the array of sounds and melodies they can create with just a guitar and drum kit. There are elements of Math Rock, Speed metal, ambient music, and genres that have yet to be defined.

You can help the band celebrate the release of their album on July 12th at Empty Bottle with Big Syn and Not For You.