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Peluché – “BRZDA”

By Will Oliver, October 17th 2017

Peluché is the British trio of Rhapsody, Amy & Sophie. Last year the group released their debut EP Utopia Village which was released via RIP Recordings.

Today we are sharing “BRZDA” the stunning and imaginative instrumental closer that sends their EP off into the sunset in dazzling fashion. Enjoy the track’s official music video which we have shared with you below.
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Just a few weeks after playing at The Meadows Festival, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene returned to us in New York for a sold out performance at Brooklyn Steel. They were supported by fellow Canadians The Belle Game who got the show started with a lovely set of their passionate electronic rock.

The Belle Game joined Broken Social Scene for a few tracks where extra female vocals were needed, such as the set highlight that always is “Anthems for A Seventeen Year-Old Girl.” Broken Social Scene’s main focus was the new efforts from their new album Hug of Thunder (released via Arts & Crafts) but they also gave us a healthy dose of older favorites such as “7/4 (Shoreline),” “Almost Crimes,” and “Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day).”

Find their full setlist posted below, along with a gallery of both The Belle Game and Broken Social Scene.

The Belle Game:

Broken Social Scene:

Broken Social Scene Setlist:

1. KC Accidental
2. 7/4 (Shoreline)
3. Halfway Home
4. Protest Song
5. Fire Eye’d Boy
6. Texico Bitches
7. Stars and Sons
8. World Sick
9. Stay Happy
10. Hug of Thunder
11. Sweetest Kill
12. Skyline
13. Almost Crimes
14. Major Label Debut (Fast)
15. It’s All Gonna Break

Encore:

16. Lover’s Spit
17. Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
18. Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)

Jay Som at Bowery Ballroom (September 21, 2017)

By Will Oliver, October 17th 2017

All photos by Joe Saturday

Jay Som has gone up the ranks in the live New York circuit in support of her debut album Everybody Works (released via Polyvinyl Records) starting out at Baby’s All Right in March and working up to Rough Trade NYC in June. This September she made the jump to play a headliner show at Bowery Ballroom, along with support from Stef Chura and Soccer Mommy.

Our photographer Joe Saturday was at the show and captured shots of all three acts doing their thing. Find all of his photos posted in the gallery below.
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Premiere: The Tins – “Lifeline”

By Will Oliver, October 17th 2017

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I first discovered The Tins after they performed live at my school and wowed me with the songs off of their impressive debut EP. A lot has happened since then and it’s been great to see the maturity and growth that the band has experienced in that time.

The Buffalo-based trio is planning to self-release their new EP City Lies, which sees the band take yet another step forward in a new direction that is no doubt a giant leap forward for them as musicians. Take the dreamy slice of heaven that is the EP’s lead single “Lifeline.” It features some of their most gorgeous vocals to date and with a loopy, almost druggy groove that could have emerged from the 60s if not for it’s lovely synth work.

I am honored and proud that we have the pleasure of premiering “Lifeline” which itself isn’t being digitally released until on October 27. You can enjoy the single in all it’s glory from the stream below and let it hold you over until the whole EP is released on December 8. If you’re in the Buffalo area, you can join the band for their EP release party at the Lockhouse Distillery on October 20.
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On August 26 I made my first ever trip out to the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York for a great night of classic rock consisting of both Alice Cooper and Deep Purple.

It was also my first time seeing either of these legendary rock artists perform live and what a combination it was. Although Alice Cooper went on first, this was really his show to steal and that he did. His set was totally lived in the old school style of metal theatrics included pyro, fire, a giant frankenstein creature running around the stage and Cooper’s famous beheading. Getting to hear hits like “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “School’s Out” was totally fulfilling and a total blast.

It’s a tough act to follow, but Deep Purple were plenty up to the task. While their set was no where near as flashy or theatrical, they let their musicianship and songs do all their talking. It was great to see the interplay between the band as they ripped through tracks such as “Space Truckin’,” and of course, “Smoke On The Water.”

Find the setlists and photo galleries for both Alice Cooper and Deep Purple posted below.
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Bent Denim – “All My Friends Are Dead”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Bent Denim is the project of Dennis Sager and Bennett Littlejohn, a duo from both New Orleans and Nashville who find a way to write and record together despite living hundreds of miles apart from each other.

This year the group returned with their new EP Diamond Jubilee, following their 2015 debut album Romances You. Today we’re here to highlight the EP’s stunning kick-off track “All My Friends Are Dead.” It picks up with a gentle and heartbreaking vocals and a big sounding atmospheric indie rock build that seems to be picking up where the recently departed Youth Lagoon left off. This song finds a way to feel both intimate and huge, with a deep emotional core that feels real and true. If there’s any flaws is that it is too damn short, leaving you wanting even more.

Take a listen to “All My Friends Are Dead” below and grab a free download of the new EP from their bandcamp while it lasts.
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Pole Siblings – “Los Angeles”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

We were already won over by the lovely track “Ghosts” put out by Finnish brother/sister duo Pole Siblings put out and we have yet another one from their debut EP It Might Grow to share with you guys.

It’s the expansive “Los Angeles” which gives the cities name a heavenly glow just from the lovely vocals and the electronic atmosphere that builds to a sweeping finish. It’s a beautiful and luscious listen that doesn’t waste a second to move you to new emotional heights.

Take a listen to “Los Angeles” below and find the rest of the EP over at bandcamp.
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Texture Droite – “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

French producer Texture Droite released his cleverly named track “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane” back in April but it actually seems like a track that fits way too perfectly with this fall weather.

The colorful electronic instrumental has a natural build to it that finds a way to plug away into your mind and playing with not only your emotions but your senses, just with the shifting synths and electronic soundscapes that create a flood of images in the mind and let you run away with them. Oh, I should mention that this is impressively also his debut release. Let that one sink in as it takes you for a sonic journey.

Enjoy “Full Speed On The Wrong Lane” below and if you like what you hear, grab it over at iTunes.
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Blonde Otter – “Siren Song”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Blonde Otter are a five-piece hailing from The Bronx, crafting a set of rock that sits somewhere between the old fashioned hits of the past, a bit of power pop and modern garage rock.

There’s a sense of nostalgia heard in their track “Siren Song” which has an easy-going natural charm to it that’s hard not to fall in love with. The grooves are easy, the vocals are on point, it just chugs along and doesn’t quite do anything new, but does what it aims to do so damn well you can’t help but be completely won over.

“Siren Song” is off of the group’s debut EP Hello, Bye Bye which is available to stream on their soundcloud page in full. You can directly stream the aforementioned “Siren Song” below.
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