Indie Rock

Flying Pace drop new single and play Mercury Lounge 11/20

Brooklyn-based indie rockers, Flying Pace, are back at it again with a new single (and an impending EP on the horizon). "Mayday," a track that exemplifies the band's brand of mellow indie, features whispery vocals set against understated instrumentals and smart lyricism. With a slight jazzy influence and an unothordox chord progression, the new tune is instantly engaging, and leaves us excited for the rest of the EP! Check out Flying Pace at their album release party 11/20 at Mercury Lounge with Robot Princess, and stream "Mayday" below.-Olivia Sisinni

   

Video Premiere: The New Up - Future is Now

We're always pleased to share new Bay Area music with you! The New Up's dreamy new music video and single, Future is Now is moody, sensual and a bit psychedelic. Take a listen! You can catch them playing live TONIGHT at Bottom of the Hill. The show starts at 9 pm. Make sure you don't miss their performance!

"This song is about how humans always think that whatever they come up with is better than what they had before. It reflects the lack of forethought that goes into a lot of decisions about our existence. In turn, if we continue going in that direction it will eventually lead to our destruction. It contains a silver lining of hope that it’s possible to wake up and turn that around." - Emily of The New Up

   

A Deli NYC premiere: Ghost King's 'Melting Sky / Inside Out' single

Brooklyn's Ghost King tickled our aural canal the right way this past spring with their debut album 'Bones,' which was immediately crowned with our NYC Record of the Month title, and we are thrilled to premiere their two track single entitled 'Melting Sky / Inside Out." Their sound is still as distorted and effected as it gets, in a way that's definitely nineties, but more reminiscent of the early Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev's fuzzy psychedelic lunacy than Pavement or Dinosaur Jr.'s pop slacking. Opening track 'Melting Sky' travels at high speed, hosting a slow vocal melody, and progressively building towards two psychedelic instrumental bridges. 'Inside Out' displays a poppier structure and catchier melody, but also a more dissonant arrangement, evolving, through a very early-Pink-Floydian transition, into a distorted bass driven, pummeling finale. They are both songs that will be fun to experience live when Ghost King will perform at Shea Stadium on 11.28 - do not miss!

   

Carroll LP Release Show at The Barbary Nov. 11

Psych-pop quartet Carroll impresses with the release of their sophomore record, As Far As Gardens Grow. The LP reveals serenading vocals, pristine keys, rhythmically vibrant guitars and bass lines, and whimsically-crafted songwriting from the Minneapolis transplants. The album was mixed by Jon Lo (The National, Sharon Van Etten), who was the inspiration behind their relocation, and it is now available via Shattered Orb Records. Carroll will be celebrating its arrival this evening at their Weathervane Music-presented album release party at The Barbary. They'll also be joined by Brooklyn-based garage-pop trio THICK and Petunia, the solo project from local singer-songwriter John Ryan. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 7pm, $7-$10, 21+ - Bill McThrill

   

Song Premiere: Vaudevileins

We are proud to premiere the new single from Vaudevileins, "Sea Anemone”. This tracks comes from the band's forthcoming LP, Magician, which will be released on November 18th.

You can help the band celebrate the new LP on Nov. 13th at Crown Liquors, Nov. 18th at Chicago Street Pub (Joliet), and on Nov. 19th at Feed (Kankakee).