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Brooklyn's RIPS plays Trans Pecos on 11/05, readies release of debut album

To some extent, it's very reassuring to see how many emerging bands in this city are still inspired by the sound of post-punk, a musical wave that developed the DIY attitude of the punk musical revolution in a more creative direction. Brooklyn's RIPS, whose debut, upcoming album was produced by Austin Brown of NYC post punk masters Parquet Court, has two singles available for streaming, and they showcase a band with solid potential. Speedy track "Delay,' in particular, with its intriguing blend of guitars and a bass line that's a pop gem by itself, boasts both attitude and good songwriting chops, while 'Losing II' is a simpler track that sounds like a homage to seminal NYC legends like the Velvet Underground and Television, artists that in many ways anticipated the post punk movement. RIPS is scheduled to play Trans-Pecos on November 5th.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

   

New RFA EP Available for Streaming & Download

Philly indie rockers RFA just released a new five-song EP, simply titled Something New Fom RFA. The quartet will be heading out on tour tomorrow, which starts at Out of the Blue Art Gallery in Boston, in support of the group's latest effort. RFA also recently announced that they will be part of this year's Work Drugs Holiday Spectacle, happening Saturday, December 17 at Boot & Saddle.

   

New Music Video: "Wish We Talked Still" - Hello Shark

Below is a new music video for the single, "Wish We Talked Still," by Hello Shark, a.k.a. Lincoln Halloran. Directed by Free Cake For Every Creature's Katie Bennett, the footage was shot on Super 8 film, casting a reflective, daydream haze over the city of Philadelphia and the video's cast of characters. The sentimental visual and audio coupling makes us long to reconnect with lost loves, though we all know that some things are best buried in the past in the back of our memories. You can find "Wish We Talked Still" on Hello Shark's latest LP, Delicate, out now via Orindal Records. (Photo by Abi Reimold)

   

Three new videos by NYC artists Elliot Moss, Margaret Glaspy, Beau.

Here are three brand new music videos released by more established NYC artists we often covered in this blog: Margaret Glaspy, Elliot Moss and BEAU.

 

   

Video Premiere: "Suzie Lynn" - Joy Riding

Joy Riding pay homage to a flaxen-haired, Strong Man sideline reporter in the video for “Suzie Lynn,” found on the quartet’s forthcoming album You’re So Smart. A montage of humorous (in hindsight) but intense (in the moment) competition footage filters across the screen as the power-pop ode is littered with 80’s nostalgia, including its futuristic yet simple credit sequence. The video was playfully edited by Jeffery John Massino. Joy Riding are slated to perform at Bourbon & Branch, alongside The Only Ghost in Town & Sad Juror, on November 16, and they were just added to the December 9th bill at Underground Arts with Matt Pond PA.