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Rogue Wave

Oakland, California rock group Rogue Wave will release their new album Delusions of Grand Fur this Friday via Easy Sound Recordings. It’s their sixth album and their first release in over three years.

Right now you can get an early listen of the new album which is streaming on various radio station sites across the country. Luckily for you, all you got to do is find the stream which is conveniently embedded after the jump, along with their upcoming tour dates, which includes a new York run on June 13-14 at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg respectively.
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Totemic – “Falling”

By Will Oliver, April 21st 2016

Totemic

Toronto electronic artist Totemic is gearing up to release his brand new EP Falling, set to take his epic electronic dance ideas to a brand new audience.

Based on first single “Falling,” he seems to be doing something faithful to the genre, also with some of his own unique spins and flourishes. It starts off with an almost Basement Jaxx like start, soon diving into some futuristic tribal rhythms along with some well-minded piano and shuffling dance beats. Electronic music can be very hit or miss with me, but Totemic finds a nice balance that works.

Stream “Falling” below.
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Preview: Acid Dad at Le Poisson Rouge

By Will Oliver, April 20th 2016

Acid Dad

New York psych-rockers Acid Dad will stop in to Le Poisson Rouge next Thursday, April 28, headlining the venues “On The Rise at LPR” series. The night will also feature performances from Ron Gallo, The Yin Yangs, and Winstons.

The LPR stop is the final performance their tour in support of their debut EP Let’s Plan A Robbery, which was released in February via Knife Tapes.

Although the band hasn’t even been together for two years, they’re one of the hardest working bands in New York, literally. They’ve created a loyal and passionate following the right way, and their EP and live shows speak for this.

You can stream the entire EP below, and buy tickets for their performance at LPR right here.

http://lpr.com/lpr_artists/acid-dad/

Preview: Iggy Pop at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, April 11th 2016

Iggy Pop

This Thursday Iggy Pop will return for a rather intimate showing at one of the best venues in the New York City area, The Capitol Theatre.

This tour comes in support of his new album Post Pop Depression (released via Loma Vista Recordings), and features the mind-blowing lineup of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), and and Dean Fertita (of The Dead Weather) as Iggy’s band.

The shows featuring this amazing dream-team line-up are very limited and will only go down during this tour. There aren’t many tour dates across the U.S. this year, especially at a place as intimate as The Capitol Theatre, making it a must see for any fans in the Port Chester/New York City area.

Tickets for the show are currently on sale, but don’t sleep on it to long, they’re bound to be sold out once Thursday hits.

The Go! Team at Brooklyn Bowl (January 21, 2016)

By Will Oliver, April 10th 2016

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On January 21, the multi-genre collective from Brighton, England The Go! Team made their live return to New York with a performance at Brooklyn Bowl. The show came in support of their 2015 release The Scene Between, released via Memphis Industries.

The beauty of The Go! Team is their ability to combine practically every genre in the game and create a sound best described simply as joyous. During live performances, the group takes turns on vocals or leading the performance centerstage, allowing everyone to take a turn to shine, just like the various of genres and sounds that shine a little bit more than others on certain tracks.

Seeing them perform live is as positive of an experience as one could hope to get out of a live performance, one that still has me smiling when thinking back to it.

Find some photos from the performance posted below.
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1_Brian Fallon and the Crowes_The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

Brian Fallon is best known as the frontman of New Jersey rock group The Gaslight Anthem. He keeps plenty busy inbetween album releases, also spending time with sideprojects of his such as The Horrible Crowes and Molly and The Zombies. Now with The Gaslight Anthem on indefinite hiatus, Fallon has used the time to finally release his first solo album, Painkillers, which was released via Island Records on March 11.
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Interview: The Last Shadow Puppets

By Will Oliver, April 6th 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets Interview

There was a point in time where I started to wonder if The Last Shadow Puppets would ever return. The duo of Alex Turner and Miles Kane had been gone for eight years, understandably busy with their other projects. Thankfully, this year the stars aligned and the duo are back with their long-awaited sophomore album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, which was released last Friday via Domino Records.

A few months ago on a cold day in early February, I headed to the Ace Hotel to meet up with Alex and Miles, to chat over some fine cups of tea and talk about stepping back into the spotlight, the new album, how they work together as a duo, and what what exactly fans can expect this time around. I even brought up the James Bond comparisons, and what exactly it would take for them to pen the next Bond song.

Enjoy the full interview, which is posted below.
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Chairlift at National Sawdust (January 26, 2016)

By Anthony Bauer, April 5th 2016

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Just a few days after the historic blizzard that hit New York City in late January, Brooklyn duo Chairlift, consisting of Caroline Polacheck and Patrick Wimberly returned home after a quick show in Los Angeles to play a show for their hometown crowd. They were playing in celebration and launch of their wonderful new album, Moth which is out now via Columbia Records and what was their venue of choice? Well, it was one of New York City’s most beautiful new spaces (and one of my new favorites): National Sawdust.

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As the crowd started to fill out the space, they seemed to kick on the fog machines full blast helping to create an atmosphere within the venue that truly could only be experienced being there (no photos can really do it justice). The angular shapes within the venue being enveloped in fog with their lighting is something you simply can’t get anywhere else at any other NYC venue and seemed like the perfect backdrop for Chairlift’s synth–pop goodness.

Just when it appeared they were going to jump into the opening song, the fire alarm went off inside the venue (but there was no visible fire anywhere – this was probably due to the amount of fog within the venue). Along with the band, the crowd all looked around confused like “uh, should we leave? Whats going on?” This continued for roughly 10 or so minutes and during those 10 or so minutes the band left the stage as nobody really knew what to do.
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Noah Chenfeld – “Give You What I Want”

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2016

Noah Chenfeld

New Yorker Noah Chenfeld first caught our attention in early 2014, with his very Strokes-esque single “Get Lost.” A few years have since past, and Chenfeld has returned with a rather beautiful mature offering by the name of “Give You What I Want.”

There’s a loungey jazz quality to “Give You What I Want” that instantly clicks and is smooth sailing all the way. Everything about the recording is a mature step in the right direction, from his vocals to the welcome saxophone appearance towards the end of the song.

Excited to see what else Chenfeld has waiting for is in the near future. For now, enjoy the stream of “Give You What I Want” below, along with a live performance that he did as a part of Kurrent Music’s “Dorm Sessions” below that.
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Writer – “Neighborly”

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2016

Writer

Brooklyn’s very own Writer is comprised of brothers James and Andy Ralph. They’re currently gearing up the release of their sophomore album Principle Web on April 8th via Small Plates Records.

For this record the brotherly duo is expanded to a trio with the help of multi-instrumentalist Joshua Greco. This creates results such as the rich single “Neighborly” a gloriously fuzzy rocker taken from the album. It captures that garage-rock feel of 90s acts such as Dinosaur Jr. while also looking ahead towards the future.

Find a stream of “Neighborly” below, and pre-order the album on black or white vinyl here. They’ll also stop in to NYC for a performance at Berlin on Saturday, April 9. Grab tickets for the performance right here.
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