Indie Rock

Noteworthy bill of locals at Shea on 05/07: Parlor Tricks, Starlight Girls, Not Blood Paint, and A Deer A Horse

Nobody in the music scene likes to be called a "veteran" - it implies loss of youth, in a youth obsessed field - but it's undeniable that bands surviving in the Big Apple for 5+ years are rare and should be honored with a title... what about "Pillars of the NYC Scene"? There will be four of them performing at Shea Stadium this Saturday May 7th:  Parlor Tricks, Starlight Girls, Not Blood Paint, and A Deer A Horse (pictured). Check out their latest releases below.

   

New Music Video: "Wedding Singer" - Modern Baseball

Below is a new music video for Modern Baseball's track "Wedding Singer," which is the latest single from the group's forthcoming album Holy Ghost. In it, the lovable quartet is the house band inside the brain of the video's protagonist, who is having a shitty day until he hooks up with pink-wigged cutie driving a hearse. Things get a little Twilight Zone-y, but the romance eventually blossoms. Holy Ghost comes out on May 13 via Run For Cover Records, and the band will be doing a special in-store performance at Long in the Tooth on Thursday, May 12.

   

New Music Video: "Arrest" - Curtis Cooper

Watch the new video for “Arrest,” found on Curtis Cooper's debut album Laughing in Line. The footage captivates with its haunting sense of entrapment. Dylan Pecora captures the face-warping, eye-popping intensity as Cooper conducts the songs movements while those basement walls seem to hold him in. He's also set to perform at Bourbon & Branch on Friday, May 13, as part of Queen of Jeans residency, which also includes Ceramic Animal’s record release.

   

New Video by Caveman: 'Never Going Back'

NYC's own Psych rockers Caveman are back with this new video for 'Never Going Back' - don't forget about this cover from 2011! They are currently touring with Frightened Rabbit.

   

New Microsoft Saint EP Available for Streaming & Download

Microsoft Saint, a.k.a. Domenica Pileggi (formerly known as I Tried to Run Away When I Was 6), has released a new EP Bubblegum Bubblegum. Stirring lyrical blows of introspection are softened by a relaxed melodic sensibility. Microsoft Saint is part of a billing on Tuesday, May 10 at Goldy's, which also includes Palm, Old Maybe, and Hellier Ulysses.