Indie Rock

New Haven's Olive Tiger Releases Impressive Debut, Until My Body Breaks

 Love standard fare indie rock, but wish there was something more?  Enter Olive Tiger, a prolific songwriting trio, featuring non-standard instrumentation of orchestral strings, electronics, and more.  Their debut album Until My Body Breaks expands on indie/pop sensibilities to create something new.  At times heavily orchestrated, while keeping at its core a simple and compelling singer/songwriter feel, Olive Tiger keeps you on your toes, throughout.  Check them out at Cafe Nine in New Haven on 2/17 with Xenia Rubinos. -Brian Varneke

 

 

   

Golden Suits unveils video for 'Don't Let Love Go By'

NYC's Golden Suits is the solo project of Fred Nicolaus of the band Department of Eagles (Grizzly Bear Daniel Rossen's original project,  responsible for one of our favorite videos ever). They recently released debut ablum 'Kubla Khan,' an indie rock record with folk overtones. They recently unveiled a video for single 'Don't Let Love Go By,' shot at the Brooklyn location The 1896 where David Bowie filmed his final video. The video is a collaboration of dance, music and technology, filmed using the VR 360 technology, which - although really cool - we find a little distracting, at least on a PC screen. Daniel Rossen has recently released a cover version of a Golden Suit song 'You are Crossing a River' (we assume) to help promote his friend's new release.

   

New Deadfellow EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

An emerging, eerie resolve rings true in Love Songs for the Contemporary Listener, the debut EP from Deadfellow. Moving forward despite dreary conditions, the songs carry a lingering; whether shaded in heavy guitar ascension or softer circling patterns, the soulful ache remains. Deadfellow is set to perform solo at Coda on Monday, January 30, and will be in full-fledged band mode on Friday, February 10 at Ulana’s. (Photo by Dave Apple)

   

Horse Mode Releases New EP Defenestrator

Defenestrator (noun):  1) one who throws a person or object out a window. 2) a DC comic book superhero, who carries around a window so he can throw people through it (that's a real thing). 3) the latest EP from Lowell, MA indie/math rockers, Horse Mode.  Window breaking aside, the eclectic quartet have crafted an impressive release, weaving together multiple genres and influences to create an original and unique flavor.  Filled with syncopated grooves and mixed meter prog elements, Defenestrator will keep you engaged and thoroughly entertained. -Brian Varneke

 

   

Boston Calling Lineup Announced, Includes Boston Indie-Rockers Vundabar

 Boston Calling Music Festival has announced an impressive lineup for their 2017 event, with Boston indie-rockers Vundabar joining the likes of Tool, Chance the Rapper, and Mumford and Sons.  For those unfamiliar with Vundabar, think high-energy rock with strong, catchy pop sensibilities, while managing to maintain a laid-back vibe.  With a few releases and several cross-country tours under their belt, they are no doubt going to bring that energy in full force to The Harvard Athletic Complex in May.  Click here for full lineup and hit the link below for some quality Vundabar. -Brian Varneke