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Behavior release tense, throbbing new single "Organic," play Zebulon on 10/19

 If you were to mute Behavior's video for their latest single, "Organic," you could easily assume that it's a corporate travel promotion sponsored by the city of Los Angeles. Except that behind the scenic landscapes and glamour shots, the L.A. trio juxtaposes these images with crippling unease—a disconnect they translate in their minimal, throbbing post-punk. Centered around Evan Burrows' circuitous tom-tom hits, vocalist Bedros Yeretzian sets his disaffected, yet oddly sing-speak against Justin Tenney's tight, rumbling bass.

"Organic" is the third single off of Behavior's forthcoming third LP, Spirits & Embellishments, which comes out on October 18 via Post Present Medium. Before they head out on a West Coast tour, catch them their album release show at Zebulon on October 19. - Juan Rodríguez

   

Dan Derks "Phylum"

Dan Derks released his latest album, “Phylum”, last week via the new label from Omar Akrouche and Zander Raymond, Proun Press.

This, the labels third release, is lush, warm, ambient music that will playfully fill any space you play it in. It is available digitally, but the 25 cassette tape run has been sold out.

Derks also hosts an amazing local podcast called “Sound + Process” that explores music with those whom create it.

   

Sepoy takes alt pop to Mercury Lounge on 10.11

Often times, a song will take a turn that evokes memories of another band's music. In Sepoy's "Holy War" alone, they call forth the spirits of U2, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and LCD Soundsystem, among bits and pieces of others. And yet, Sepoy manages to take these alt-rock, psych rock, and power pop influences and spin them into their own sound, creating music that is full of energy and emotion and fit for a live stage. The band will take that stage on October 11th at Mercury Lounge; if you love Sepoy's mix of sounds, you'll want to attend this show to hear their new single "Motor Vehicle". Take a listen to their previous single "Till The End Of Time" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Half Stack's New EP, Aw Hell

Country-twinged rock group Oakland’s Half Stack just released their latest EP, Aw Hell. The collection features four tunes that showcase the group’s lovely picking, twangy guitars and lyrics that are at times sad, at times funny. Self-described “choogle” and psychedelic rock, Half Stack is worth a good listen. -Lucille Faulkner

   

Born Days "Is This Reality?"

Born Days saw the release for her latest album, Where We Live, last week. The album’s latest single is called “Is This Reality?”, and can be streamed below.

You can catch Born Days at The Wisco in Madison on October 19th with Fauvely and The Fancy Pears.