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New Track: "Clairvoyant" - Friendship

Friendship’s forthcoming album, Dreamin’, is scheduled to arrive on November 8 via Ordinal Records. The band recently shared its lead single “Clairvoyant”. Dan Wriggins’s vocals earnestly illuminate a personal narrative that is told within the parameters of a close relationship. Ambient, country-folk instrumentation enriches the setting as the song hovers between a sustained sadness amid intimate warmth.

   

New Strange Parts Split Available for Streaming & Purchase

There's a new split out now from Strange Parts & Ogikubo Station via This & That Tapes. A serene, psych-pop ambiance reflects a sunsetting warmth. The mesmerizing effect of the vocals, coupled with the undercurrent of grooves, simply draws you in. You can find Strange Parts performing at Johnny Brenda's tomorrow night, along with Weekender and Native Sun.

   

Pyramid Thieves remain faithful to their sound in new record, play Boston City Hall Plaza 09.28

After teasing us with their synth-pop single “Scenes” earlier this year, Boston’s Pyramid Thieves, at last, have released their 2019 record Century Fader. The brand new LP is what you have come to expect from the electric group: a rich blend of indie rock grit and pop chic that is finished off with a teaspoon of new wave honey. Songs like “Thunder” showcase just the type of rich atmospheres the band can create, ones thick with marvelous basslines, supple synth melodies, and sustained guitar chords that float about. Then you have tracks like “Hang Around” which pay tribute to ‘80s synth-pop legends like Pet Shop Boys with their grandiose style. The group has crafted a record that is faithful to them and those that love them; it is refined enough to feel completely new. The band will be playing at the Boston City Hall Plaza on September 28th. We are streaming the groovy track “At The Aquarium” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

Soulful singer-songwriter Zsela tours with Cat Power, plays Baby's All Right 09.16

With her strong, soulful voice and evocative, jazzy songs, Zsela stands out in the crowded scene of NYC songwriters. Her delicate debut track Noise (whose video we are streaming below) presents us with a sparse ballad full of poetry, led by vocals reminiscent of a more soulful Joni Mitchell from her early records. The lyrics tell a heart-wrenching story of the little things left behind after a failed love affair, leaving the listener with a sense of failed intimacy and emotional struggle Zsela evokes both through her lyrics and her vocal delivery. The Brooklyn native is currently on tour in North America with indie rock singer-songwriter Cat Power, stopping in New York, Canada, and Western America over the span of three months. See her live at Baby's All Right on September 16. - Karigan Wright

 

   

New Track: "The City's Our Song" - Harmony Woods

“The City’s Our Song” is the latest single from Harmony Woods's forthcoming album, Make Yourself At Home, which is scheduled for release on October 4 via Skeletal Lightning. The track explores the temporary euphoria of a freshly kindled connection. For at least one evening, everything appears to fall into place, and this infectious, melodic rocker captures those memorable moments. Harmony Woods will be hosting the record's release celebration at Everybody Hits on Friday, October 11, joined by Highnoon, Sammy Heck, and Monster Bad.