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The Darling Suns "Afterglow"

The Darling Suns recently released a new single called “Afterglow”. This follows the release of the band’s 2019 album, Midnight Feelings.

You can catch The Darling Suns on January 18th at Emporium Arcade Bar with The Cordial and Tiny Kingdoms.

   

AB/CZ debuts with psych-Americana single "Yellow Into Blue"

A defining characteristic of modern musicians today is that they do not only create tunes to jam to but entire worlds to immerse in, atmospheres rich with their personalities. Amy Beauregard and Corey Zwart, known to some as AB/CZ, have done just that with their December single “Yellow Into Blue,” which takes traditional Americana instrumentation and blends it slowly with lingering distorted guitar-chords for an ever-quaking track that is a feast of sonic delicacies. You have an assertive drum beat, distant guitar solos, mighty vocals, and the best part, which is how one can truly appreciate each thanks to the track’s length: bask in the composition. The debut single is a fine introduction to the duo’s psych-Americana vibe; the Lowell, Massachusetts duo gets extra points for blending New England’s folk history with a more modern feel. Stream “Yellow Into Blue” below for a much-deserved Monday pick-me-up treat. - Rene Cobar

   

V.V. Lightbody "Baby, Honestly" Video

V.V. Lightbody (aka Vivian McConnell) recently released a video for “Baby, Honestly”. This was one of the two single Lightbody released this year, and the video was directed by Alex Babbitt.

You can Vivan performing on December 20th at Sleeping Village as part of a new duo called Valeboi with Daniel Villarreal of Dos Santos. She will also be performing with V.V. Lightbody on January 17th at Lincoln Hall as an opening act for Stella Donnelly, and as a part of Tomorrow Never Knows.

   

Mending “Chapter 09: Christopher at The End”

Over the last two year Mending, Kate Adams and Joshua Dumas, has told a story that spans decades through their beautiful blend of folk and drone. This week they released the final installment in the nine part series, “Christopher at The End”.

Here is the brief overview of where the story is as it ends. In year 39-40, safe among family and friends in his home, six-year-old Christopher tries to make sense of his rapidly changing world. But unmitigated climate change with increasingly volatile weather, and a militarized authoritarian government threaten the sanctity of Wakerobin Hollow. This chapter, told entirely through the eyes of this young child, filtered and abstracted by his naïveté, joy, and fear, brings us to the conclusion of Book 001.

You can catch Mending opening for Dried Spiders at Middle Brow Bungalow on Dec 29 for free.

   

El Gato Roboto "Merry, Merry Christmas"

Power Pop trio El Gato Roboto has released a new single called “Merry, Merry Christmas”. This follows their 2019 debut album, Heavy Petting, which was released back in February.

This is the work of Brian Demski (drums, guitar, organ, percussion), Jennifer Thornbury (vocals), and Patrick Thornbury (bass).

You can join El Gato Roboto for a Christmas celebration on December 20th at Montrose Saloon with John San Juan and Band Black.