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Aaron Noj defies his surroundings in latest single "M​.​O​.​T​.​M."

We are always digging deep into New England's talent garden to find rising artists from all corners of the region: we have unearthed a March gem we want to share with you. Derry, New Hampshire's Aaron Noj released his single "M​.​O​.​T​.​M." with little fanfare and in relative obscurity but its bite should not be ignored as it leaves a lasting mark. Aaron rebels against the tranquility of Derry's quaint Main Street and the town's overall serenity with sharp grunge guitar chords that reverberate violently. Aaron's distant voice is melancholic, angst-fueled, entrancing—grunge music's preference. The culminating instrumental breakdown is destructive and has a lo-fi sound to it that delivers a cathartic finish. Whatever emotion you are feeling, Aaron's track will be sure to discover it and animate it. We are looking forward to some show listings from this alternative artist; stream “M​.​O​.​T​.​M.” below. - Rene Cobar

   

BODEGA debuts new EP "Shiny New Model"

Ahead of their forthcoming release Shiny New Model, New York garage heroes BODEGA headlined Brooklyn’s Market Hotel September 28th. The EP’s title track is a sunny and energetic romp, characterized by an uneasy sense of self—lead singer Bodega Ben riffs on the built-in obsolesce of technology (and people) while dropping metaphysical bombs, like “every woman and man is a microcosm of lust.” Watch the video below, and catch BODEGA’s wild, philosophical ride this Saturday alongside Native Sun, and Kahiem Rivera. 

   

Brijean releases single “Crushing on You”

Oakland-based duo Brijean just released their latest single, “Crushing on You” and it’s another sexy warm jam. Bongos? Check. Sweet lady voice? Done. And it’s got those spacey warm disco vibes and all the things Brijean’s budding fan base craves. Just when we were thinkin’ summer was over, “Crushing” heats it up a little longer. Check it out and if you’ve not yet dived into Walkie Talkie, the duo’s 8-song EP, well. Dive, friend. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

Album photo by Ginger Fierstein

   

Jerry Leger - New Record in November, Lee's Palace 11.28

Jerry Leger is a veteran roots artists from around here in Toronto. He has a new solo record “Time Out For Tomorrow” set for release on November 8th. The album was heavily influenced by ghosts after spending some time recently travelling to various unknown ghost towns in Ontario. Leger and his band will be hittin’ the road going east for a fall tour that comes back around Toronto on November 28th for a show at Lee’s Palace. – Kris Gies

   

Dani Jean-Baptiste " Lustdisgust"

The immensely talented multi-instrumentalist Dani Jean-Baptiste quietly released her debut album, Lustdigust, in the world over the weekend.

For this project she enlist the help of a handful of talented local musicians including Max Subar, Sam Kurzydio, Jack Callahan, Jason Ashworth, and Henry Mosher.

The album is beautifully raw and intimate while remaining fun and playful. The sound is primarily based in Folk or Americana, but is primarily a gentle soundtrack for Dani’s powerful vocals and honest storytelling.