Indie Rock

Panoramic begins West Coast tour tomorrow with show at Beatnik Bandito

Orange County’s Panoramic embark on their first West Coast tour from January 7 to January 21, traveling up to the wintery forests of Washington and back following a successful trek through the Southwest last summer. The quartet kick off their tour at Orangy County's Beatnik Bandito tomorrow at 7:30 PM, with support from dairy queen duo Talk, Tired Thanatoid, Leashes, Young Jesus, and the linguistic-noise trio Benno, VA. Download Panoramic’s debut album Not Exactly for free on Bandcamp. - Ryan Mo

   

New Track: "Not Losing Sleep" - Thin Lips

Thin Lips are heading out on a sweet European tour with Philly pals Modern Baseball and The Superweaks towards the end of this month. The three tourmates will also be joining forces for a split 7" that will be released by Oxfordshire indie label Big Scary Monsters. You can check out Thin Lips' piece of the pie, a power-pop gem titled "Not Losing Sleep," which premiered yesterday over at GoldFlakePaint

   

Flower Girl release "Tuck In Yer Tie-Dye", play Sunnyvale tonight (01.06)

Flower Girl, whose previous release was our NYC Record of the Month back in November, have already a new record full of catchy, unpretentious indie pop tunes, cleverly titled Tuck In Your Tie-Dyewhich conjures up fond memories of Syd Barrett, Beck and early Camper Van Beethoven. The Brooklyn-based group, led by Dave and Henry Van Dusen, have put twelve tracks of head-bopping songs down to kick off 2017, each one of them balancing equal parts of alt-country, psych pop, and indie rock. Recorded in the Catskills, this is another album that makes us reach for the repeat button, while kicking back in a (mental) cabin with our best friends, all of whom are jamming to "I Saw A Mouse", swaying to "Breathmint," and going "Yeehaw!" on cue during the chorus of "2 Late 2 Be A Cowboy" (track #6 below) 

You can celebrate the release of Tuck In Your Tie-Dye with Flower Girl at Sunnyvale tonight (January 6th), along with openers The New Ones, Plains, and Datenight from Nashville. - Will Sisskind

   

Boston Indie Pop/Rock Trio blindspot Prepares for EP Release at The Middle East 2/25

Boston natives, blindspot, are getting ready to release a new EP unto the world with a performance at The Middle East Upstairs on 2/25.  Armed with infectiously catchy vocals and tight, driving instrumentals, the power trio is set to continue their mission of changing the world in 2017.  Check out their new music video for single "Every Time You Close Your Eyes" below, and catch them next month when they're joined by Aeronaut Down, Carissa Johnson, and Wonder City. - Brian Varneke

 

   

Buzz Alert: oldsoul Adds Unique Voice to New England Scene

Unique and unpredicatable, Lowell MA dream/indie-rock band oldsoul (one word, all lower-case) is developing a genuinely individual sound that is all their own.  Between the entrancing vocals of Jess Hall, who flaunts the perfect level of intensity and emotiveness, whether with a soulful melody or a grunge-y scream, and the subtle leads and grooves from the band, oldsoul is carving a path through the indie scene.  Check out their latest release below. -Brian Varneke