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Joe Goodkin “Paper Arrows"

Joe Goodkin released his latest album, Paper Arrows, today. This is the first new music from this singer/songwriter since 2017, and is a tribute to the band of the same name he founded over a decade ago.

Compared to his previous EP’s this album is more stripped down, raw, intimate approach from Goodkin and it really pays off.

   

On "Cobwebs," Esbie Fonte's doom-laden folk reveals a darker side of her musical personality

On "Cobwebs," Esbie Fonte finds comfort in the darkness of her psyche. Backed by a trip-hop inspired beat, the singer-songwriter (alongside collaborator Peter Tilley) enchants with her cryptic storytelling over an acoustic chord progression—slathered in a grey-hued atmosphere. But there's also a gothic elegance to her seductive delivery, as she conjures doomy folk with an intensity that never fails to captivate—and continues to keep us guessing with her chameleonic musical personality. 

"Cobwebs" is her second single this year following the release of her debut EP, Cemetery Drive. - Juan Rodríguez

   

Jack Larsen “Vanity”

Jack Larsen has released a new single called “Vanity”, the latest from his debut full-length album Mildew. The album is scheduled to be released on October 23rd via Closed Sessions.

You can help Larsen to celebrate the release of Mildew at Schubas on November 19th.

   

Lake Ruth's psychedelic pop transcends the decades, live at Elsewhere 10.18

Bore from a hodgepodge of influences—most notably '60s psychedelia, new wave, and vintage pop—New York’s Lake Ruth lay down a timeless bop on new single “Extended Leave.” The core backbone of the track, its analog, resonant saw lead, creates an industrial sound, one that runs counter to vocalist Allison Brice’s (The Eighteenth Day of May, The Silver Abduction) esoteric, tripped-happy lyricism. The cognitive dissonance of these two moving parts contributes to what makes “Extended Leave” such an engrossing listen, something akin to reading the work of Ram Dass in an abandoned East German factory, made all the better by the instrumental contributions of Hewson Chen (The New Lines) and percussionist Matt Schultz (Holy Fuck, Enon, SAVAK). Stream it below, and catch Lake Ruth at Elsewhere on October 18th, supporting Luna. -Connor Beckett McInerney, Photo by Sasha Maese

   

DPCD "False Virtue"

DPCD has released his sophomore album, False Virtue, and the video for the album’s lead single, “No Will”, below. This is primarily the work of singer and songwriter Alec Watson.

For this album Watson was joined by Samantha Connour, Jesse Bielenberg, Kenan Serenbetz, and Ethan Parcell.

Watson’s music is perfect for a cool Fall Midwestern evening, and that could not be felt more than in the album’s closing track “Moon Gazing”.