Indie Rock

Bridges & Powerlines release new LP 'National Fantasy' on 10.14 at Pianos

In NYC, bands are born and die on a daily basis. Sometimes, though, they return. Bridges and Powerlines has been making records since 2007, which means that they have been around for at least a decade (congrats are due). The band plays a brand of indie pop that interestingly blends elements of folk,rock and synth-pop, although the rootsy factor is definitely more pronounced in the upcoming LP's first single and title-track 'National Fantasy,' whose video is streaming here. The storyline follows a backpacking skateboarder on a quest for direction, appropriately referencing Spaghetti Western bothvisually and sonically. The band will be celebrating the new release with a show at Pianos on October 14th. - photo by Mara Abols

   

Slow Mass @ Landland

Post-hardcore quartet Slow Mass is Dave Collis, Josh Park, Mercedes Web and Josh Sparks. Sparks and Park have been in the bands Into It. Over It. and Former Thieves, and Collis was in Stay Asleep and My Dad. Initially formed as a collaborative effort between Collis and Sparks, over the past two years, the group has expanded, and recently shared its debut EP Treasure Pains (which you can stream HERE). A portion of the profits from the limited vinyl release will be donated to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago. Slow Mass is currently on tour, and will be wrapping things up tomorrow night at Landland with Xerxes. Check out out their latest video below for the single "Portals to Hell," which premiered via Funny or Die! (Photo by Madi Ellis) 

   

New Suburban Living LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

The pillowy propulsion of percussion, keys and bass outline the musical framework of Suburban Living’s new album Almost Paradise, available now via 6131 Records. Piecing together instrumental elements into the light-as-a-feather sheet of sound, the band develops a head-floating, dream-pop environment, while exploring a cavernous emotional depth. You can catch Suburban Living and their new tunes tomorrow night at The Foundry with Sunflower Bean and The Lemon Twigs. (Photo by Emily Dubin)

   

Balance and Composure Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Oct. 7

Produced by Will Yip, Light We Made, the new album from Balance and Composure is officially being released today via Vagrant Records. The band is schedule to hold court for a corresponding sold-out record release show this evening at Boot & Saddle. An emotive release serves as the catalyst to the raw-melodic welding of sounds. The group steadily transforms internal emotion into ongoing energy. That powerful refinement still carries the lingering, gritty texture of unresolved emotional fragments. Hard and fast ragers sprint ahead, reeled in by the steady build of stacked instrumentation,  preparing the fuse for ignition. Jumpstarting melancoholy sentiments with trap beats, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, a.k.a. Adam McIlwee (formerly of Tigers Jaw), reinforces this billing. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

Greys Drops Surprise Album "Warm Shadow," Plays Lee's Place on 10.26

Greys just dropped a surprise full-length album, titled Warm Shadow. It's a "companion piece" to the band's second record, Outer Heaven. The new album is currently available as a Pay What You Want download until October 12, 2016, and all proceeds will be donated to Sistering, a trans-inclusive women's shelter that is based in Toronto. The band will also be performing at Lee's Place on Wednesday, October 26 with White Lung.